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Fed Targets More Banks for Foreclosure Errors

April 2, 2012: 

A $25 billion foreclosure settlement among the nation’s five largest banks and federal regulators isn’t the end to regulator’s efforts to repair the wrongs from lenders’ foreclosure abuses. Regulators are casting a wider net on the number of banks they’re eyeing to punish for wrongful foreclosure practices.

REALTORS® Raise Fair Housing Awareness in Local Communities

April 2, 2012: 

As the leading advocate for homeownership and housing issues, the National Association of REALTORS® will join the nation in honoring Fair Housing Month this April.

Next Foreclosure Wave Coming: Reason for Alarm?

April 2, 2012: 

Economists have been warning that a flood of foreclosures will soon be hitting the real estate market, likely this summer. Increases in foreclosures traditionally pull down nearby home prices. So should home owners be worried?

More Real Estate Associations Join Forces

April 2, 2012: 

More local REALTOR® associations already have, or are increasingly weighing consolidation of their groups into one larger association as a way to maximize benefits for members and decrease operating costs.

Lease Accounting Gains Congressional Attention

April 2, 2012: 

On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing on “Accounting and Auditing Oversight: Pending Proposals and Emerging Issues Confronting Regulators, Standard Setters and the Economy.”

Underwriting Changes Announced for FHA; Includes Collections and Judgments

April 2, 2012: 

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Mortgagee Letter 2012-3, Miscellaneous Underwriting Issues for loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The Mortgagee Letter changes requirements for borrowers with individual or multiple disputed credit collections.

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