NAR 2014 Conference Update

November 14, 2014

NAR Board of Directors OKs Drafting of Code of Excellence The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Board of Directors concluded its 2014 meeting in New Orleans on Monday, directing the association to draft what is being called an aspirational Code of Excellence that the Board can consider for approval at a future meeting. The goal […]

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NAR: Update on CFPB and CFPB’s 4th RESPA/TILA Webinar

November 13, 2014

NAR Comments on RESPA/TILA On Wednesday October 29, 2014 NAR submitted comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) rule. CFPB has proposed giving lenders a full day to re-disclose the loan estimate when the loan is locked […]

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Email the EPA by Friday, November 14th and ask them to Withdraw their Proposed Rule to Regulate Most Water Bodies

November 11, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have issued a proposed rulemaking that redefines most water bodies as “waters of the U.S.,” which is a fundamental change to the Clean Water Act. If promulgated, this proposed regulation would place more water bodies under the authority of the EPA and […]

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Arizona REALTORS®’ Election Night Success

November 10, 2014

The Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR) has a long-standing track record of election successes and this election cycle was no different. This year the REALTORS® of Arizona Political Action Committee Trustees (RAPAC) voted to endorse 84 candidates for the state legislature and various statewide offices. Though the official election results have yet to be finalized, […]

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REALTORS® Conference previews REALTOR®-tested technology companies

November 9, 2014

The REach Class of 2014 Forum at the recent NAR Conference and Expo introduced eight interesting technology companies who have tailored their products specifically for REALTORS®. Two companies caught our eye and a link for the others is provided below. SmartZip Analytics (www.smartzip.com) has created a predictive marketing system which predicts when a homeowner is […]

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REALTORS® Conference Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum

November 9, 2014

The Residential Economic Issues & Trends Forum is a two-hour update and overview of important economic issues held recently at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2014 Conference and Expo. The first half of the session was led by Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). In his presentation, he discussed some […]

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