Bill Brown Archive

Appraiser Survey Shows Challenges Remain for Practitioners

There’s been a lot of talk within the industry about appraisals lately, especially on issues like turnaround times, higher and/or “rush fees,” and the challenge of bringing new appraisers into the profession. The National Association of Realtors® just released fresh...

Ben Carson Confirmed as HUD Secretary

By a vote of 58-41, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Ben Carson today as the next Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. National Association of Realtors® President William E. Brown laid out the challenges that lie ahead,...

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