FHA Programs Archive

Tom Salomone: “I Like Where We’re Headed”

National Association of Realtors® President Tom Salomone told Nerd Wallet in a recent interview that there’s a clear road ahead that is balanced and fair for buyers and sellers, but it will take some time to get there. “We...
February 16, 2016

“Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act” Takes Another Step Forward with House Vote

By a vote of 427-0, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced legislation last night to expand opportunities for homeownership. H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” includes a number of initiatives that have strong support from the National...
February 3, 2016

BIG WIN: HUD Announces New FHA Condo Rules at Realtor® Conference

News broke Thursday at the National Association of Realtors® conference kick-off that big changes are coming to the way FHA handles the treatment of condominiums. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ed Golding of the Federal Housing Administration joined NAR President...
November 14, 2015

HUD Secretary Castro, Realtor.com’s Chief Economist Talk Millennials at GW University

Roughly 150 students, industry leaders and members of the media streamed into George Washington University’s Jack Morton auditorium this week for a virtual (and also real) town hall on millennials and the housing market. Housing and Urban Development Secretary...
October 28, 2015

NAR-Supported Legislation: What it Means for Condos

At a hearing this week before a U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee, National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron said that NAR stands ready to work on passage of H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015.”...
October 22, 2015

NAR to Congress: Fair Value Accounting is Unfair to Borrowers & Taxpayers

This week the House and Senate Budget Committees will markup the FY16 budget resolutions.  One problematic proposal being considered includes a switch to fair value accounting which would make popular federal home loans like those backed by the Federal...
March 18, 2015