Voice for Real Estate: Sales Peak, Rural Loans, Closing Rules Win

Home sales might have peaked, NAR says. That’s a top story in The Voice for Real Estate for the week of August 1. Other stories look at NAR’s big win on condo loans now that President Obama has signed H.R. 3700 into law, the looming deadline for Sec. 502 direct rural housing loans from the federal government, which are about to run out of money. Other stories look at the impact residential loan rules from 2010 are having on commercial loan processing, the Treasury’s expansion of its money laundering program involving real estate, and NAR’s win as the CFPB tells lenders and settlement agents it’s OK for them to share the closing document with agents.