Politics & Government Archive

New “Reg. Z” Rules Could Slow Closings

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Starting tomorrow, July 30, you could see transactions slowed as lenders try to navigate changes to rules (“Reg. Z”) on consumer disclosures under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). By being aware...
July 29, 2009

Real Estate Portion of Energy Bill Succeeds

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine As you would imagine with any federal bill dealing with energy issues, NAR members have taken considerable interest in climate change legislation that passed the House late last month. It’s called the...
July 21, 2009

NAR Enlists the Help of Uncle Sam to Deliver $8,000 Tax Credit Message

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, Multimedia Producer, REALTOR® Magazine NAR has unveiled a new TV ad that spotlights the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit. The new ad, “Housewarming,” hit the airwaves this week and is available to view and download...

Tell Your Clients: Don’t Wait on Tax Credit

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A handful of bills to extend and increase the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit are under consideration in Congress, but if you have clients who are holding out in anticipation of one...
July 9, 2009

Looks Like HVCC is Slowing Home Sales

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine For weeks, NAR has been getting e-mails and phone calls on problems caused by the implementation of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct. If you’re not familiar with HVCC, it’s an agreement...

NAR Gears Up for Health Care Reform

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The National Association of REALTORS® could be contacting members this summer as Congress seeks to revamp health care coverage for Americans. NAR supports what’s known as the SHOP (Small business owners Health...
June 24, 2009