What Does First Substantive Contact Mean in Real Estate?
When does a real estate professional have to disclose their agency relationship status and agency options to consumers?
Principle Reduction Alternative Under HAMP
To encourage participation in HAMP the government offers various incentives.
(In Memoriam) Understanding Designated Brokerage: Notes from the Field
In honor of his unassailable contribution to the real estate industry we are re-posting one of Rick Madden's posts written during his time with us.
OREC Rule changes governing real estate CE to take effect in September
OK continuing education rule changes include mandatory CE hours in 6 required topics and rule changes for out-of-state licensees.
CFPB offers online tool that spotlights mortgage trends
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announces a tool that provides easy online access to public mortgage information.
Misrepresentation of Cash Offers a concern for Regulators
Brokers must not misrepresent a buyer's offer as a cash offer when the buyer requires a loan in order to close the transaction.
VA posts Interim rule on Qualified Mortgages
Department of Veteran Affairs has published an interim final rule defining qualified mortgage as 'any loan guaranteed, insured, or made by VA'.
CFPB Issues Advisory about Managing Mortgage Debt in Retirement
CFPB Report provides data, highlights mortgage debt challenges for older Americans, and offers advice on managing debt for those nearing or in retirement.
IRS Provides Tips for Those Who Are Filing Taxes Last Minute
The IRS remindes taxpayers to review their tax returns for common errors that could delay processing.
Fed Joint Press Release: Proposed Rule on Minimum Requirements for AMC
A new proposed federal rule would create mininum requirements for the registration an regulation of appraisal management companies.