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Mortgage Choice Act passes House
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill Tuesday that would make important changes to the way points a...
Apr 17, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Are your mortgage partners prepared to comply with new disclosures rule? Survey says no
With less than four months to go before a new integrated disclosures rule takes effect -- and fundamentally transforms...
Apr 17, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Small, community mortgage lenders to Congress: Give us a break
Small, community-based, nondepository mortgage lenders are struggling to stay afloat after being bombarded with a wave o...
Apr 16, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Should policymakers address Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s shrinking role in multifamily housing?
This article by Karan Kaul has been reposted with permission from Urban Institute. Fannie Mae and Freddie M...
Apr 16, 2015 by Karan Kaul
Vet your marketing service agreements with a new list of NAR 'dos and don'ts'
Confused about the term “marketing service agreements” (MSAs) that regulators keep tossing out? The National Associa...
Apr 13, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Lenders to lead the way in new closing process
On Aug. 1, lenders will resume responsibility for the actions of all parties at the closing table — but that doesn’...
Apr 10, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Bureau fines mortgage lender $250,000 for deceptive ads
Continuing its streak of taking action against mortgage lenders accused of engaging in deceptive advertising practices, ...
Apr 9, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Updates shed light on how lenders, agents will be audited for regulation compliance
If you’re still digesting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 1,888-page TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (T...
Apr 2, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
New toolkit aims to teach consumers what they should know before they owe
With four months to go before the mortgage application process gets a total overhaul, the Consumer Financial Protection ...
Apr 1, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Do contractor licensing boards help homeowners?
Last week, California's Contractors State License Board (CSLB) conducted an undercover sting operation to flag unlicens...
Apr 1, 2015 by Jiyan Wei
The dark side of rising home prices
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was correct in saying at the time* that there had never been a decline in h...
Apr 1, 2015 by Louis Cammarosano
What's fact and what's fiction in potential TRID implementation delay
When Steven Antonakes, associate director for supervision, enforcement and fair lending at the Consumer Financial Protec...
Mar 26, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Realtors and lenders confused about value of title insurance, says ALTA
Realtors and lenders are just as ignorant as the general public about what title insurance is and the value it provide...
Mar 24, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
It’s full steam ahead for CFPB’s public complaint database
Despite strong objections from leaders in the mortgage and other banking industries, the Consumer Financial Protection B...
Mar 23, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Mortgage service provider escapes markup allegations in RESPA case
Mortgage service provider LSI Title Agency Inc., a division of Lender Processing Services Inc., is breathing easier afte...
Mar 20, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Will new state title insurance regulators provide better consumer protection?
Several states are considering proposals that would create new supervisory entities for the title insurance industry, bo...
Mar 18, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
NAR rallies troops with TRID training
Although the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule takes effect Aug...
Mar 17, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Colorado lawmakers want to create title insurance commission
Colorado is considering legislation that would appoint a title insurance commission to combat potential conflicts of int...
Mar 16, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Congress suggests consumers need protection from CFPB
Congressional lawmakers are suggesting that the same consumers that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aims to pr...
Mar 13, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Kitec could stop you from getting homeowners insurance
With the cold weather this winter, there's nothing more comfortable than radiant heating, especially when it's installed...
Mar 13, 2015 by Richard Silver

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