HUD Archive

Donovan: Making Housing Fairer for All

HUD Secretary Donovan HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan made an appearance at the National Association of REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings on Wednesday to laud the work of his agency in promoting housing policies and programs that acknowledge the equal rights...
May 15, 2013

They’re Back: Mortgage Schemes

If there was one major takeaway from the National Crime Prevention Council’s 2013 Mortgage Fraud Virtual Conference, it was this: The mortgage market, while no longer a wicked stepchild of the housing crisis, must still be carefully monitored. Though...

Workforce Housing Experts to REALTORS®: Uncle Sam Needs You

Foreclosures, minimum wage, and Generation Y were among the varied issues discussed at last week’s Workforce Housing Forum. But the theme of REALTOR® advocacy for affordable housing for working Americans permeated nearly every speech, panel, and breakout session. Every...
October 15, 2012

Why We Do What We Do

By Kelly Killian, Manager of Editorial Development, REALTOR.org NAR received the following e-mail last week from a Washington-state REALTOR®, and it served as a thoughtful and important reminder of why we — and all of you — do what...
February 22, 2011

Budget: FHA MIP Hike, 28% Deduction Cap

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The fiscal year 2012 budget that the Obama administration released yesterday would pare back most housing and community development programs, including jobs-rich community development block grants, implement a planned hike in the...
February 15, 2011

Feds GSE Reform Meeting: Keep Guarantees

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine As I write this, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is in Washington at the Treasury building discussing with a group of academics and business leaders what the home mortgage finance system should...
August 17, 2010

Is the New GFE an Improvement?

By Stacey Moncrieff, editor in chief, REALTOR® Magazine Happy New Year, everyone! As usual, we’re ringing in the new year with a lot of unfinished business (health care reform, financial institution reform, and so on). One thing that was finally settled,...
December 31, 2009

Questions Regarding Tax Credit Monetization?

By Laura Melcher, Manager, Editorial Development, REALTOR.org NAR’s Tuesday announcement of the HUD-FHA plan to monetize the tax credit generated much excitement among Midyear conference attendees, while also raising questions from those eager to help their clients take advantage...
May 13, 2009

Real Estate Summit Highlights, Part 1

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, Realtor® Magazine At the morning session of the Real Estate Summit at the 2009 NAR Midyear Meetings, comments about improving short sales and foreclosures and driving a turnaround in the housing market and the...