Public Affairs Update………………………………………………….September 5, 2018
- NAR Updates from August 2018
- Freddie Weighs in on Housing Market
- Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday October 3, 2018 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA
- In Case You Missed It
NAR Updates from August 2018
On August 21, 2018, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Enterprises) are ending their single-family rental pilot programs.
HUD announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has once again extended the foreclosure moratorium for borrowers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands affected by Hurricane Maria.
NAR sent a letter to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for their hearing on pending legislation. The NAR letter expressed concerns with H.R. 299, the "Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018".
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule expanding short-term, limited-duration health insurance (STLDI), a type of health insurance typically used to fill gaps in coverage when individuals are transitioning between policies, such as in between jobs.
The U.S. Department of Treasury issued the latest in a series of reports aimed at improving regulation of the U.S. financial system. NAR provided feedback to Treasury earlier this year on this initiative, highlighting a number of topics of importance to REALTORS®.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced approval of Puerto Rico’s $1.5 billion disaster recovery plan to address damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
August 1, 2018
NAR participated in an Industry Roundtable Discussion at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) with Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, newly named Deputy Director Brian Johnson, and other high-level Bureau staff.
Twelve attorney generals (AGs) filed suit against the Department of Labor (DOL) challenging the Association Health Plan (AHP) rule issued in June. The state AG’s include New York, Massachusetts, California, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, plus D.C.
Staff from NAR’s Federal advocacy team met with analysts from the Government Accounting Office (GAO) to discuss the current state of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in conservatorship and its impact on the real estate market.
Affordability challenges slowed the growth of home sales this summer, according to Freddie Mac's housing market forecast. However, buyer demand remains strong due to these factors. » READ MORE [Source: DSNews.com 08-29-2018]
Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday October 3, 2018 Noon to 1:00pm at BARA
A conversation with fellow Realtor® and Boulder City Council Member Jill Grano.
Look for more details in the next Public Affairs Update.
In Case You Missed It
- Boulder moves forward with looser ADU rules tied to rent restrictions
- Council wants more options on the table in trade-off for increased height, density in Boulder
- South Boulder Creek flood work moves forward with CU-opposed plan
- With council support, plans for east Arapahoe transformation move forward
- State economy reaccelerating, gains expected across all industries by CU Boulder’s Rich Wobbekind. More