NAR Letter to FHFA, FHA, and GSEs on Independent Party Contributions (IPCs) Confirmation

Issue Date: March 27, 2024

NAR along with the Mortgage Bankers Association sent a letter to the Federal Housing Agency, Federal Housing Authority, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac seeking confirmation that homebuyers will continue to have access to mortgage credit after the proposed settlement is complete. Specifically, NAR and MBA asked the regulators and GSEs to confirm that the custom of excluding seller's payment of commissions for buyer's agents will continue to be excluded from the limits on Interested Party Contributions. This confirmation is a critical piece of the post-settlement puzzle.