New home sales plummet 14.5% in March

New home sales plummet 14.5% in March

Spring buying season off with a whimper

HUD’s Donovan: This is the worst rental crisis in this nation, ever

Says administration is very pleased with Johnson-Crapo

WFC can't keep alleged bogus foreclosure manual out of court

U.S. judge allows discovery on Tirelli's smoking gun
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Flood insurance rate-hike delay passes Senate handily

Bill goes to White House for signature after 72-22 vote
March 13, 2014
In a strong bipartisan vote on Thursday, the Senate passed a bill to ease big flood insurance premium increases faced by hundreds of thousands of homeowners and allow below-market rates to be passed on to people buying homes with taxpayer-subsidized policies.
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Flood insurance rate hike delay passes House

House, Senate bills go to conference committee
March 4, 2014
The House on Tuesday evening passed a bill that would delay flood insurance rate hikes and derail reform efforts passed just two years ago with the Biggert-Waters act.
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House vote could sink flood program in sea of red ink

Reformists don't want to push NFIP further underwater
February 24, 2014
A reform group wants the House to reject a move that weakens the National Flood Insurance Program by preserving subsidies regardless of need at the expense of the American taxpayer.
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Fight over flood insurance shows danger in ‘sweet deals’

January 31, 2014
A coalition of bipartisan lawmakers gained ground in their attempt to roll back changes to the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act this week. But resistance to the idea continues among advocates who fear sugary-sweet insurance deals are keeping risk-based pricing out of the flood insurance market.
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Will this patch for the National Flood Insurance Program hold water?

Backers say it better spreads cost of risk
January 28, 2014
The Toomey amendment wants to curb the deficit spending at the National Flood Insurance Program. On that alone it probably deserves consideration.
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The wrong vote on this Senate bill will cost billions

A bill delaying rising flood insurance rates could cost taxpayers big time
January 9, 2014
Senate Bill 1846 delays rate hikes to the National Flood Insurance Program. Failing to pass it could mean flood insurance becomes unaffordable to many. Passing it means taxpayers are on the hook for billions for coastal homeowners.
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