Nationally-syndicated columnist Kenneth Harney is the latest to join NAMB National’s speaker lineup. As the author of The Nation’s Housing, Harney focuses on issues surrounding homeownership, including complicated tax problems, the settlement fee thicket, credit scores and credit files–and guides readers to smart solutions. The 2013 NAMB National event is set for Saturday-Monday, Oct. 19-21 at Harrah's Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Harney’s columns have added to key pieces of housing reform on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies, including cancellation of private mortgage insurance premiums, better disclosures on refinancings, restrictions on private transfer fees, and prohibitions against loan transfer abuses and predatory mortgage servicing practices. Harney is a member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council, a member of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Working Group on Computerized Loan Origination, and president and chairman of the board of the National Association of Real Estate Editors.