Real Estate Policies

When Fannie met Freddie
When Fannie met Freddie

If Realtors, lenders and homebuyers are the stars of the real estate show, Fannie and Freddie are the unseen producers who bankroll the production from backstage.

Builder associations oppose carried interest tax reform
Builder associations oppose carried interest tax reform

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) opposes the change because it would raise taxes on the multifamily housing industry and on real estate investment partnerships.

Biden moves to reverse Trump housing policy
Biden moves to reverse Trump housing policy

The order directs the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to reexamine Trump Administration changes to Obama-era fair housing rules.

DACA members now eligible for FHA loans
DACA members now eligible for FHA loans

CBC Mortgage Agency, a nationally chartered finance agency, applauded the decision, noting in a press release that 85% of individuals in the DACA program are Hispanic and account for over a third of CBCMA borrowers.

Loan limit boost of 7.4% good for Houston buyers
Loan limit boost of 7.4% good for Houston buyers

This means homebuyers will be able to borrow up to the new level without triggering higher interest rates.

CDC imposes eviction moratorium through 2020
CDC imposes eviction moratorium through 2020

Real estate industry associations oppose the decision and are calling on Congress to provide rental assistance to housing providers.

New guide helps community associations navigate reopening during COVID-19
New guide helps community associations navigate reopening during COVID-19

The Community Associations Institute has released detailed safety guidelines for homeowner associations grappling with how to reopen amidst pandemic concerns.

Most real estate pros disagree with ‘master bedroom’ name change
Most real estate pros disagree with ‘master bedroom’ name change

In a survey sent to the more than 100,000 readers of Agent Publishing’s magazines, agents and brokers sounded off about a change that some real estate companies and associations are making, as well as other moves that might make the industry more inclusive.

How to combat inequality and discrimination in homeownership
How to combat inequality and discrimination in homeownership

As the divide between African American and white homeownership increases, the National Association of Realtors is working to educate Realtors on discrimination and stimulate homeownership.

Recovering rent amid the COVID-19 crisis
Recovering rent amid the COVID-19 crisis

While landlords might be tempted to turn to collection agencies to try to recoup rent owed by delinquent tenants after the financial hardships caused by the coronavirus-related shutdowns, that might not be the best course of action. Find out why.

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