Legislative & Regulatory Archive

VIDEO: Bill Brown Speaks Out on Tax Reform

Proposals to overhaul the U.S. tax system are gaining steam in Washington, with plenty at stake for homeowners. National Association of Realtors® President Bill Brown is speaking out and committing to fight on behalf of important tax incentives like...
February 13, 2017

NAR President: “Tax Reform Must Protect Homeownership”

As tax reform heats up on Captiol Hill, National Association of Realtors® President William E. Brown is working to make sure the Realtor® message is heard. In an op-ed to “The Hill,” Brown said Realtors® are eager for responsible...

NAR Issues Letter of Support for Dr. Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

Change is coming to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the National Association of Realtors® is making its voice heard. The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing this week to consider...

FHA Cuts Mortgage Insurance Premium for First Time Since January 2015

For homebuyers looking to get a mortgage backed by the Federal Housing Administration, things are about to get easier – and less expensive. The FHA announced today that they are cutting their annual mortgage insurance premium from .85 percent...

NAR President William E. Brown Congratulates Dr. Ben Carson on HUD Nomination

After weeks of speculation, President-Elect Donald J. Trump this morning announced Dr. Ben Carson as his nominee for  Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. In response to the news, National Association of Realtors® President William E. Brown took the...

FHFA Raises Conforming Loan Limits

For the first time in a decade, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that it will raise the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages purchased through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Beginning in 2017, the maximum loan limit for...
November 23, 2016

Skipping Flood Protection a “Really Big Mistake,” Say Experts

Floods have claimed more lives and property than any other natural disaster overt the past century, and it isn’t just happening along the coast. Major flooding has occurred in every state as a result of hurricanes, rising waters, severe...

As Regulatory Framework Evolves, Drone Use Remains Important to Real Estate

When the Federal Aviation Administration released its final rule on commercial drone use back in June, it represented a big step forward for real estate practitioners looking to put drones to work in their own business. Today, at the...
November 5, 2016

What Will Housing Policy Look Like Under Clinton, Trump Administration? Experts Weigh in

With the presidential election just four days away, speculation is running high at the 2016 REALTORS® Conference and Expo on how the outcome could affect housing policy. Jim Parrott, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute and owner of...

2016 Realtors® Conference & Expo: The Need-to-Know in Orlando

It’s hard to believe that the 2016 Realtors® Conference and Expo is only a few days away. With hundreds of sessions and events taking place beginning on Thursday, figuring out which sessions to attend at the massive Orange County Convention...