FHFA Directs Fannie and Freddie to Allow Appraisal Alternatives

March, 23 2020

FHFA directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to allow the use of appraisal alternatives to reduce the need for appraisers to conduct interior property inspections for eligible mortgages through May 17, 2020.

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NAR Requests Multifamily Relief in COVID-19 Response

March, 23 2020

NAR joined forces with other real estate industry groups to seek relief for multifamily properties.

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NAR Requests CRE Relief in COVID-19 Response

March, 20 2020

As the federal and state governments address the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis, NAR is advocating for the interests of commercial real estate in relief packages and stimulus plans.

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TRACED Act Signed Into Law

March, 13 2020

The legislation expands Federal Communications Commission (FCC) enforcement authority against robocall offenses with a longer statute of limitations and increased civil penalties.

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New CFPB Measures to Protect Consumers

March, 13 2020

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken steps to protect consumers and improve industry compliance through several new proposed program changes.

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Treasury Releases Strategy To Combat Money Laundering

March, 6 2020

The Treasury Department recently released the “2020 National Strategy for Combating Terrorist and Other Illicit Financing,” which looks strategically at how the U.S. can effectively work to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

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NAR Attends Census Hearing

February, 21 2020

NAR staff attended a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the upcoming decennial census.

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NAR and Coalition Request Delay from Regulators

February, 3 2020

NAR led a coalition of more than 35 associations requesting a delay in their review of the qualified residential mortgage rule.

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