A judge granted the FTC $478 million—the largest judgment the agency has ever obtained—against three marketers of real estate infomercials.
After a landmark mortgage settlement against the nation's largest banks earlier this year, the U.S. state attorneys general are now investigating smaller banks for alleged foreclosure mishandlings.
These considerations can assist a broker in evaluating organizations and websites for display of the broker’s listings.
The bipartisan legislation is designed to counter an erroneous Department of Housing and Urban Development interpretive rule that reversed decades of common understanding of RESPA.
At the 2012 NAR Midyear Meetings, the Board of Directors added a new paragraph in MLS Policy Statement 7.31, Lock Box Security Requirements. These FAQ explain the update.
Overshadowed by the Supreme Court’s June 28 decision on the Affordable Care Act, the Court also reversed course and dismissed the appeal of First American Corporation in First American Financial Services v. Edwards challenging whether a claim alleging RESPA violations can be brought in the absence of actual financial injury to a plaintiff.
The U.S. Supreme Court last week provided real estate brokers a lot of clarity about administrative fees charged by brokerages.
A report from the Board of Directors meeting at the close of the 2012 NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., May 19.
Attorney Thomas Gregory discusses legal risks associated with listing and leasing vacant properties and offers risk management tips that licensees can use to mitigate their risk.
The countdown is on. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ ethics requirement gives members until Dec. 31, 2012, to take an approved ethics course. Associations are doing everything they can to avoid holding eleventh-hour ethics courses for hundreds, or even thousands, of members in December.