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Award for MLS Violations Upheld

April 3, 2013: 

Pennsylvania court determines that broker violated terms of stipulation and so affirms award of damages to the association.

Fannie REO Specialist Faces Kickback Allegations

March 28, 2013: 

A Fannie Mae REO specialist is being accused of trying to arrange a deal with a real estate broker that he'd supply listings in exchange for a cut of the commission on the sale of the properties.

Alikes v. Griffith: Fraud Lawsuit Dismissed for Lack of Harm

March 27, 2013: 

New York appellate court rules that sellers’ damages were not caused by the actions of real estate professional and therefore dismisses the lawsuit.

Levert Hill v Associated Holding Group: Buyer’s Lawsuit Continues

March 18, 2013: 

Ohio court reverses decision in a case involving a salesperson who incorrectly told the buyer that she could rent condo purchased as an investment.

IDX and the Fair Housing Act

March 12, 2013: 

NAR has received a number of inquiries arising from a blog posting about the federal Fair Housing Act lawsuit brought against Jeff Launiere, a licensee in Clearwater, Fla. Mr. Launiere’s posts have raised an alarm among real estate professionals that they could potentially be liable for the content provided by other MLS participants listings when it appears on the real estate professional’s website through an IDX feed.

Illinois Governor Declares 2013 'The Year of Home Ownership'

March 12, 2013: 

"By encouraging home ownership, we can create jobs and grow our economy," Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says.

Man Lands in Court After Laughing Too Loud in His Home

March 11, 2013: 

It's been no laughing matter for one New York City man who could face up to 30 days in jail after a neighbor complained to police about the man's loud laugh coming from inside his home.

Don't Write Off Mortgage Write-Offs

March 8, 2013: 

Here are just a few reasons why the mortgage insurance write off continues to be one of the most important political and economic initiatives in contention today.

More Wrongful Foreclosures Against Military Members?

March 7, 2013: 

The number of wrongful foreclosures against active-duty service members during the housing crisis was much more widespread than originally believed, a new report finds. 

Minn. Weighs Greater Radon Disclosure in Home Sales

February 28, 2013: 

Minnesota has some of the nation's highest indoor levels of radon, and state health officials are proposing that home buyers get greater warnings about the deadly gas.

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