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NYC Agents Fined for Showing Illegal Apartments

May 6, 2013: 

Real estate agents and brokers can now be fined for showing homes that are not up to code. "We have to hold them accountable too," says the New York City building commissioner.

Squatters Cite Laws to Stay in Homes for Free

May 6, 2013: 

Some are taking advantage adverse possession laws in certain states, squatting in foreclosed homes for free and trying to make claims for homes they don't own.

Broker Liable for Salesperson's Fraud

May 2, 2013: 

Ohio court determines that a salesperson was acting within the scope of her duties when she fraudulently induced a buyer to purchase rental properties.

Empire State Building Feud Heads to Court

April 29, 2013: 

Ownership of New York's 102-story landmark will be battled out in court this week.

REALTORS® Urge Preserving Homeownership Tax Policies

April 26, 2013: 

Congress should focus on doing no harm to housing and America's 75 million homeowners by maintaining current tax laws for homeownership and real estate investment, NAR says.

Broker's Statutory Defense Rejected

April 24, 2013: 

California court rules that the statute of limitations for sellers’ brokers did not apply to a dual agent when the claims were made by the buyer.

They're Back: Mortgage Schemes

April 19, 2013: 

If there was one major takeaway from the National Crime Prevention Council's 2013 Mortgage Fraud Virtual Conference, it was this: The mortgage market, while no longer a wicked stepchild of the housing crisis, must still be carefully monitored.

HUD Issues New Discriminatory Effects Rule

April 17, 2013: 

HUD has formalized its recognition of discriminatory effects liability under the Fair Housing Act. An article on the REALTOR® Action Center explains HUD's proposed test.

Broker Wins Lawsuit over Escrow Retention

April 17, 2013: 

Massachusetts court affirms small claims court ruling that listing agreement allowed broker to retain a portion of the escrow for buyer’s default.

Sham Rating Site? Oregon Agents Raise the Alert

April 15, 2013: 

Another ratings site appears to be selling positive reviews to real estate professionals concerned about reputation management.

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