Realtors® Applaud CFPB’s Proposed Extension of TRID Implementation

WASHINGTON  –National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., released the following statement in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement  of a proposed two-month delay for the implementation of  the new Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure, or

Why every property owner should fear EPA’s “waters of the United States” rule

via FOX NEWS: The Environmental Protection Agency released its final rule last week defining “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), a measure that hugely expands the ability of this aggressive agency to disregard the conservation efforts of American states and interfere with the daily lives and property  of the American people. Not only does this

Brunswick County Association of REALTORS partners with BASE for local government relations

SUPPLY, N.C. – The Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) has entered into a partnership with the Business Alliance for a Sound Economy (BASE) for local government affairs services, interim CEO Cynthia Cumbie announced today. BASE also provides local government affairs services to the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association, Brunswick County Home Builders Association, Jacksonville

Waters of the US-Summary

provided by NAR and RLI: The Final Rule was released on May 27, 2015. While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made several changes to the proposed rule in response to public comments, the final rule still expands federal jurisdiction over more U.S. waters beyond current practice, guidance and the limitations affirmed by two Supreme Court

EPA Issues Final Waters of US Rule

The EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, and the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), JoEllen Darcy, signed the final Waters of the United States rule yesterday. You can  read the new rule here. The rule will be effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. For the last 18 months, BASE has worked diligently to

Obama Set to Strengthen Federal Role in Clean Water Regulation

From the New York Times By CORAL DAVENPORT The Obama administration is expected in the coming days to announce a major clean water regulation that would restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the nation’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands. Environmentalists have praised the new rule, calling it an important step that would lead to

County needs to help fund renourishment, beach officials say

All New Hanover County residents have a vested interest in replenishing beach sand, and should share the cost, say officials with the three beach towns. The future of beach renourishment in Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach —and who pays for it — ended up as the only topic discussed in Wednesday’s meeting of

Wilmington Comprehensive Plan: DRAFT NOW AVAILABLE

The City of Wilmington has finally released its Comprehensive Plan Policy document. These policies will help guide growth and development over the next 25 years. A lot of public input has gone into the creation of the plan, and now a draft of the plan policies is ready for your review. The City needs your feedback

BREAKING: US House passes bill to stop Waters of the US rulemaking

Yesterday, the US House of Representatives voted 261-155 in FAVOR of HR1732 Regulatory Integrity Protection Act. This bill, co-sponsored by Rep. David Rouzer, forces the EPA to scrap their proposed rule change to the definition of the “Waters of the U.S.” and requires they engage stakeholders and local leaders before submitting a new rule change.

BASE News Roundup

We wanted to provide you with a quick news roundup to update some of the most important issues on our radar.   At the federal level, click below to read about the White House threatening a veto of GOP bill to kill Waters of the US rule (The Hill)   In addition to operating