• August 25, 2020 14:56 | San Diego Realtist for Democracy in Housing (Administrator)
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    Dear readers —

     

    On Saturday the Wall Street Journal reported (and our sources confirmed) that the FHFA was speaking with industry trade groups about potentially delaying the LLPA fee on refinance loans, which had been set to launch Sept. 1. On background, several people said it was an extremely fluid situation, but they expected something to happen.

     

    Today we saw the fruit of those discussions, as the FHFA announced it was not only delaying the start date to Dec. 1, but also exempting refinance loans with loan balances below $125,000. Read all about it in our coverage here.

     

    Until tomorrow —

     

    Sarah Wheeler

    HousingWire Editor in Chief

         
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    Understanding Appraisal Flexibilities During COVID-19

    Policy changes have been put in place by the FHFA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other entities to allow lending to continue safely during COVID-19. Learn what is now allowed for appraisals, and what tools are available to gain additional information on the interior of a home. Learn more!

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  • August 25, 2020 14:55 | San Diego Realtist for Democracy in Housing (Administrator)
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    The Housing Credit Connected On-Demand Package Is a Must

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    Did you miss the live event or a particular session? You can access that valuable content with an On Demand package ― more than 10 hours of session recordings, available at your fingertips and convenience. Hear from senior IRS and HUD officials, state agency staff, and industry leaders on COVID-19’s impact on Housing Credit investment, development, compliance, and policy.

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  • August 22, 2020 14:41 | San Diego Realtist for Democracy in Housing (Administrator)

    C.A.R. Communications. Leading the way.

    C.A.R. offers several resources to help you navigate the numerous changes and new information released. Below are the C.A.R. webinars we're offering you next week. If you missed a webinar, or would like to view it again, you can watch the recordings here.
     


     

    DATE:
    Aug 25, 2020

     

    TIME:
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

    How to Turn Your Home Office into a Major Tax Deduction

    A home office deduction could potentially be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars over your lifetime. Even if you have been claiming a home office deduction on your tax return for years, you're probably not getting the full tax savings you deserve.

    In this webinar, you will learn:
    • Five different ways you can qualify for the home office deduction
    • The "Blueprint Magic Trick"
    • How to make more of your income qualify for a lower tax rate by setting up your home office properly.
    • The tactics used by the IRS to disqualify your home office
    • The strange way that a legitimate home office unlocks significantly more deductions for your vehicle
    • How to deduct the stuff IN your office

     

    DATE:
    Aug 26, 2020

     

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    LoneWolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) Broker/Team Edition Best Practices in a Paperless World

    Get to know the Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) Broker/Team Edition Best Practices in a Paperless World! Lone Wolf Transactions (zipForm Edition) Broker Edition (and Team Edition) allow you to manage all of your transactions, accounts, and forms effortlessly in a comprehensive platform. Review and approve transactions and documents remotely, and seamlessly communicate with your agents on their transactions. Join us and learn how you can streamline your office workflow.
     
    We will cover:
    • Sharing Transaction templates, checklists and clauses
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    • Sharing docs with your clients using zipCommunity™
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  • August 14, 2020 10:32 | San Diego Realtist for Democracy in Housing (Administrator)

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  • August 14, 2020 10:31 | San Diego Realtist for Democracy in Housing (Administrator)

    Contactless means of payment have become increasingly popular in the past decade. Tapping your phone or card to pay at a grocery store or retail shop isn’t just convenient — it’s safer too! This eReport gives you an overview of contactless payment technology, including peer-to-peer (P2P) payment apps like Venmo and Zelle that let you easily transfer funds to your friends. You’ll also learn a few tricks to avoid overspending when it’s so easy to pay. With this information, you’ll be ready to make contactless payment your new preferred way to pay!

  • August 04, 2020 14:58 | San Diego Realtist for Democracy in Housing (Administrator)

    For Immediate Release

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REAL ESTATE BROKERS STRONGLY OPPOSES HUD REVOCATION OF 2015 FAIR HOUSING RULE

    New HUD rule eliminates federal oversight of local and state fair housing policies paving the way for the re-emergence of discriminatory housing practices

    Washington, DC – August 3, 2020 – The recent revocation of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule (AFFH) by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) represents the sanctioned return of segregated housing according to the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), the country’s oldest minority real estate trade association. 


    NAREB president, Donnell Williams stated that, “HUD’s  action sets fair housing policy back more than 50 years and stands to undo decades of progress to achieve Democracy in Housing.” In 2015, the Obama Administration issued the AFFH rule requiring HUD grant recipients, (states and localities) to examine fair housing policies on the basis of race. The rule further required that the states and localities address any measurable bias. The intent of the AFFH rule was to take a proactive role in enforcing fair housing policy under the Fair Housing Act of 1968.    


    The new rule entitled, “Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice,” allows states and localities to have final say whether their policies are “furthering fair housing.” and will have very little guidance, or even incentive to ensure that fair housing policies are indeed protecting the rights and interests of Black and other Americans who have been, or may be discriminated against in the future. 


    “The new replacement rule represents yet another setback In the struggle to close the racial wealth gap and thwart the growth of Black homeownership,” Williams stated. For decades, local governments had racial covenants that prevented Black Americans from buying properties in certain neighborhoods. These racially discriminatory efforts were augmented by redlining of Black neighborhoods by various federal agencies and lenders. 


    “In spite of these obvious attempts to roll back the clock, NAREB will continue to serve as the champions of the communities we serve as well as the conscience of the real estate and mortgage lending industries,” Williams added.

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    The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) was formed in 1947 to secure the right to equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed or color. NAREB has advocated for legislation and supported or instigated legal challenges that ensure fair housing, sustainable homeownership, and access to credit for Black Americans. At the same time, NAREB advocates for and promotes access to business opportunity for Black real estate professionals in all of the real estate disciplines. NAREB annually publishes The State of Housing in Black America report. www.nareb.com

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  • August 04, 2020 14:52 | San Diego Realtist for Democracy in Housing (Administrator)

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