NAR Stresses Support for Independent Contractor Classification

March, 5 2021

Litigation and new federal and state legislation continue to threaten workers’ ability to be classified as independent contractors, including many real estate professionals.

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SBA Updates Loans for Schedule C Filers

March, 5 2021

The SBA announced updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to reflect announced changes from the Biden Administration to loan calculations for borrowers who are independent contractors, sole proprietors, or self-employed (“Schedule C borrowers”).

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NAR Comment to FHFA on Appraisals

March, 1 2021

NAR focused on concerns related to risk in the valuation space, the role of technology, and discrimination in appraisals and other valuation products.

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NAR Comments on Potential Changes to the FHFA's Housing Goals

March, 1 2021

Read NAR's comments to the FHFA on potential changes to the construct of the GSEs' housing goals.

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Senate Hearing on COVID-19 Mainstreet Impact

February, 26 2021

The hearing examined the impact of COVID-19 and health and safety restrictions caused by it on small businesses.

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Treasury Provides Rent Relief Guidelines

February, 26 2021

The Treasury Department released updated FAQs for states and municipalities (“grantees”) reflecting the Biden Administration’s guidelines for structuring Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) programs.

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SBA Administrator Nomination Moves Ahead

February, 26 2021

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship advanced the nomination of Isabel Guzman to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) by a bipartisan vote of 15-5, clearing the path for a confirmation vote on the Senate Floor.

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NAR President Charlie Oppler Meets with FHFA Director Mark Calabria

February, 25 2021

NAR sent a follow-up letter to FHFA Director thanking him for hearing REALTORS' concerns during a call on February 8 regarding changes to FHFA condo rules, forebearance, and the FHFA's capital rule impact on GSEs.

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