Day two of the CAI Annual Conference and Exposition kicked off with BBC correspondent Katty Kay. Speaking on worldwide issues, Ms. Kay spoke on the state of the world including (1) the rise of China as a superpower, (2) the need to, as consumers, be better at recognizing fake news, and (3) civility with the nation.Go to Article

On September 13, 2012, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued Mortgagee Letter: 2012-18, which put in place temporary condominium project approval guidelines that modified the existing FHA condominium approval policy requirements.  The changes included, but are not limited to: a revised definition of proposed construction; a revised definition of newly converted condominiums;Go to Article

By now, it is no secret that the FHA certification and recertification processes are not overly friendly and considered by most to be overwhelming, burdensome, complicated, and confusing.  There are other “colorful” adjectives that have been used in the industry to describe these processes that will not be repeated in this blog.  Nevertheless, the publicGo to Article

Contrary to its past position on FHA lending guidelines for condominiums, last Friday (July 15, 2016) the Senate passed the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HR 3700) , and it is now sitting on President Obama’s desk for signature. The Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act has three major components including amendments to (i) the SectionGo to Article

Earlier this month, the Department of Justice released an 8 page guide to Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA.  The guide was drafted to respond to the continuing questions received by the Department of Justice about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to service animals. While generally speaking, the ADAGo to Article