FHA Performing Well Above Requirement

November, 13 2020

The FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund is well above its statutory minimum of 2% capital reserve ratio at 6.10%, an increase of 1.26% from last year.

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FinCEN Renews Real Estate Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs)

November, 12 2020

The Geographic Targeting Order (GTOs) was extended through May 4, 2021. This order imposes data collection and reporting requirements on companies involved in certain residential real estate transactions.

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NAR Comments on DOL Independent Contractor Proposed Rule

October, 27 2020

NAR advocates for minimal disruption to the real estate industry that greatly benefits from the ability to be classified as an independent contractor.

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NAR Updates Association Health Plans Toolkit

October, 26 2020

The NAR AHP Toolkit has been updated to include data from the 2020 Health Insurance Survey.

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Supreme Court Rules to Stop Census Counts Oct. 15

October, 16 2020

The Court issued its opinion ruling in favor of the Trump Administration after weeks of ongoing litigation on this issue.

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CFPB Rescinds 2015 RESPA Bulletin on MSAs

October, 9 2020

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rescinded the October 8, 2015, Compliance Bulletin (2015-05), which curtailed the use of Marketing Services Agreements (MSAs).

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Administration Restricts H-1B Visas

October, 9 2020

The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor have proposed restrictions to the H-1B visa program.

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New PPP Forgiveness Form for Small Loans

October, 9 2020

On October 8, 2020, The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Treasury Department announced the release of a new, further simplified forgiveness application for PPP borrowers with loans of $50,000 or less.

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