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DMV's New REAL ID: What You Should Know
As of October 1, 2020, the federal government will require your driver's license or ID card to be Real ID compliant if you wish to use it as identification to board an aircraft. Find out what you need to obtain a Real ID license so your travel remains smooth.
REALTORS® Going on Offense Against Patent Trolls
Patent trolls could cost REALTORS® a lot of money and a lot of time. NAR is working hard to educate its more than 1 million members about the scourge of patent trolls who threaten unsuspecting REALTORS®, and other business owners, with patent infringement lawsuits unless they agree to pay a licensing fee for using everyday business products like a scanner copier.
CFPB Issues Mortgage Toolkit
As part of their obligations under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued an updated "Special Information Booklet" which is now known as the "Your Home Loan Toolkit." This toolkit attempts to modernize and simplify the information presented to consumers and is designed to work better with the new forms and processes under RESPA/TILA harmonization that go into effect on August 1, 2015. Download the toolkit here.
NVAR Congratulates Karen Walker on 20th Anniversary
The NVAR is happy to announce that this month marks Karen Walker's 20th year with NVAR! Karen has served the association in many roles including Executive Assistant and currently staffs the Government Affairs department. Her dedication, talent and abilities have made her a valuable member of the NVAR team. We extend our best wishes to Karen and hope she remains with us for many years to come.