Trump Administration Streamlines NEPA Reviews

January, 10 2020

The National Association of REALTORS® is backing the Trump administration's proposal to reform the National Environmental Policy Act.

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AQB Proposes Update to Appraiser Criteria

January, 9 2020

The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) released proposed changes to the Appraiser Qualification Criteria.

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Congress Extends 179D Through 2020

December, 19 2019

The Senate reauthorized the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction through 2020. This keeps this important deduction available for commercial property owners through 2020, and allows them to claim it for 2018 and 2019 as well.

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Congress Reauthorizes TRIA for 7 Years

December, 19 2019

The Senate passed a 7-year reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (TRIP, or TRIA) as part of H.R. 1865, a year-end federal spending bill.  The program was set to expire at the end of 2020, and is now reauthorized through 2027.

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NAR Weighs in on Supreme Court Review of CFPB

December, 19 2019

NAR jointly filed a neutral amicus brief with the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) in the Supreme Court case examining the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

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NAR Meets with Interior Secretary

December, 11 2019

The Secretary mentioned a couple of specific occasional efforts the Department is taking to reduce regulatory burdens on housing and the real estate sector.

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NAR Supports Group of Credit Scoring and Student Loan Bills

December, 9 2019

NAR sent a letter of support to the House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) Chairs for a group of bills, to be marked by the committee, impacting federal policy in credit policy and student loan debt.

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2020 FHA Loan Limits Published

December, 4 2019

FHA published its 2020 loan limits on December 3, 2019. The high cost limit is now at $765,600, while the lowest FHA limit rose to $331,760.

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