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On Sept. 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released non-binding guidance for mobile app developers intended to help them navigate privacy and truth-in-advertising principles as they develop and market apps.
Proposed changes to the role and timing of economic impact analyses during the process of designating critical habitat for an endangered species may have unintended economic impacts on adjacent communities.
NAR submitted comments on a small part of the 1,100 page RESPA/TILA harmonization regulatory proposal seeking to change the annual percentage rate or APR calculation.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be issuing new guidelines to enhance and streamline the short sale process.
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a proposed rule covering a number of mortgage servicing topics.
Borrowers who faced foreclosure in 2009 or 2010 may be eligible for a free independent review of their foreclosures and they now have until Dec. 31, 2012, to make a request for that review.