Judith Romano Joins Pincus Law Group’s Pennsylvania Office

Appraisal Buzz

Thirty-year bankruptcy specialist joins Pincus Law to serve as Managing Attorney of the firm’s default legal services practice in the state of Pennsylvania. The post Judith Romano Joins Pincus Law Group’s Pennsylvania Office appeared first on DSNews.

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Abortion, marijuana laws play a role in relocation decisions

Housing Wire

The passage of the so-called “heartbeat bill” in Texas and similar laws in other states, access to legal and safe abortions has become a major concern for some recent movers. The post Abortion, marijuana laws play a role in relocation decisions appeared first on HousingWire.

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SEC looking at Better.com over alleged securities law violations

Housing Wire

to evaluate allegations of federal securities laws violations, prompted by a former top executive’s recent lawsuit. The post SEC looking at Better.com over alleged securities law violations appeared first on HousingWire.

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Practicing Law as a Digital Nomad

Appraisal Buzz

The post Practicing Law as a Digital Nomad appeared first on DSNews. The post Practicing Law as a Digital Nomad appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. The global health crisis spurred the legal field to embrace digital processes out of necessity.

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Better.com and Vishal Garg violated securities and labor laws, former exec says

Housing Wire

A former top executive at Better.com claims the digital nonbank lender and its chief executive officer and founder, Vishal Garg, violated securities and labor laws as the company plans to go public via a merger with a blank check company.

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Are Looser Zoning Laws the Solution to Housing Shortage?

Appraisal Buzz

The post Are Looser Zoning Laws the Solution to Housing Shortage? The post Are Looser Zoning Laws the Solution to Housing Shortage?

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Fred Gooch: A Nationwide RON Law Would Help Reduce Confusion

Appraisal Buzz

The post Fred Gooch: A Nationwide RON Law Would Help Reduce Confusion appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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Padgett Law Group Leader Recognized by Council for Inclusion

Appraisal Buzz

Cade Holleman, Marketing Strategist for Padgett Law Group, was recognized by the Council for Inclusion in Financial Services with the Catalyst Award. The post Padgett Law Group Leader Recognized by Council for Inclusion appeared first on DSNews.

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CFPB Releases Advisory Opinion Educating Consumers on Fair Lending Laws

Appraisal Buzz

The CFPB is ramping up its efforts to issue guidance and advisory opinions to assist entities … The post CFPB Releases Advisory Opinion Educating Consumers on Fair Lending Laws appeared first on DSNews. The post CFPB Releases Advisory Opinion Educating Consumers on Fair Lending Laws appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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Padgett Law Group Receives ‘No-Objections’ Status from GSEs

Appraisal Buzz

Padgett Law Group (PLG) has announced the firm has received its no-objection status from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, clearing the final administrative task in entering the firm’s newest state of full-service creditors’ rights operations, Pennsylvania. … The post Padgett Law Group Receives ‘No-Objections’ Status from GSEs appeared first on DSNews. The post Padgett Law Group Receives ‘No-Objections’ Status from GSEs appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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Marinosci Law Group Promotes Two to Key Roles

Appraisal Buzz

The post Marinosci Law Group Promotes Two to Key Roles appeared first on DSNews. The post Marinosci Law Group Promotes Two to Key Roles appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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Padgett Law Group Webinar Earns Media Award of Excellence

Appraisal Buzz

The post Padgett Law Group Webinar Earns Media Award of Excellence appeared first on DSNews. The post Padgett Law Group Webinar Earns Media Award of Excellence appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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BREAKING The New York State AMC Law Is Now In Effect

Miller Samuel

Back on April 19th , I wrote about the New York AMC law in my Housing Notes newsletter. After years of AMCs chipping away at the public trust, the New York AMC law was designed to protect the consumer. Here is the NYS "AMC Law" as a PDF or in plain text on the landing page of the law.

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Reminder About Snow Removal Laws

Lamacchia Realty

A REMINDER ABOUT SNOW REMOVAL LAWS. Here is a reminder if you’re a property owner in Massachusetts: by law, you must remove or treat snow and ice on walkways and plow parking lots. Some Massachusetts property owners are still unaware of this law that went into effect in July of 2010.

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New Suspicious Law in CA

Appraiserblogs

With increased public attention on the… The post New Suspicious Law in CA appeared on Appraisers Blogs.

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Duplex vs. House + In-Law Unit (ADU)?

JMV Lending

UNDERWRITER KILLS DEAL BY CALLING IN-LAW PROPERTY A DUPLEX A few months ago, we had a purchase with two units on one lot. The post Duplex vs. House + In-Law Unit (ADU)? Appraisals Our Blog duplex in-law unit in-law units single family residence

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Illinois Appellate Court Finds “Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance” Violated State Law by Regulating Rents

Appraisal Buzz

The post Illinois Appellate Court Finds “Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance” Violated State Law by Regulating Rents appeared first on DSNews. The post Illinois Appellate Court Finds “Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance” Violated State Law by Regulating Rents appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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Blaming, Punishing Appraisers in State Laws

Appraiserblogs

Here’s the law from New York state: 19 NYCRR § 1107.2. With increased public attention on the… The post Blaming, Punishing Appraisers in State Laws appeared on Appraisers Blogs.

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Jennifer Watson Laws promoted to HW Media’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations

Housing Wire

Clayton Collins, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, and Diego Sanchez, Chief Operating Officer, of HW Media , are proud to announce the promotion of Jennifer Watson Laws to Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations. Watson Laws was also named as one of Folio’s Top Women in Media in 2020.

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Valuing An In-Law Unit Or An ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit)

JMV Lending

An ADU or in-law or granny flat or outside cottage (or whatever you want to call it) is […]. The post Valuing An In-Law Unit Or An ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) appeared first on JVM Lending. Appraisals Our Blog ADU ADUs appraisals in-law unit

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State and Local Antidiscrimination Laws Could Help Renters Access Emergency Rental Assistance and Keep Their Homes

Urban

Where are people protected by source-of-income discrimination laws

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Financing And Building ADUs Or In-Laws

JMV Lending

The post Financing And Building ADUs Or In-Laws appeared first on JVM Lending. Appraisals Our Blog ADU ADUs construction granny flat HELOC in-law unitCUTEST HOUSE I EVER SAW I have been in the mortgage industry since 1994 and have seen thousands of homes in every setting imaginable. And the cutest house I have ever seen was a 3,500 square foot brick, single-level ranch house on ten acres in the wine-growing region of Livermore Valley in California. It had […].

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Bloomberg Markets 1-6-20: Manhattan High-End Hurt By New Tax Laws

Miller Samuel

I joined Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Markets to talk about the results of my recent research for Douglas Elliman's Elliman Report: Manhattan Sales Report Q4-2019. Always enjoy the conversation. Manhattan Bloomberg TV Luxury, Super, Ultra, Mega Vonnie Quinn Bloomberg Markets

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In-law suites – why their popularity is surging

Mortgagebroker News

Option is now seen as a means for buyers to meet affordability challenges, says Ottawa broker

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VIDEO: NBC SquawkBox - Impact of New Federal Tax Law on High-Cost Housing Markets

Miller Samuel

This interview occurred back on the 18th and was posted on Housing Notes on October 19th in case you missed it. Robert Frank of CNBC invited me to appear on the show. I’ve been on the show a half dozen times, especially during the housing bubble when I was always interviewed remotely in a dark room with an automated camera. This appearance was the first time on the actual set.

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The Important Laws and Regulations All Landlords Must Remember

BiggerPockets

There are a number of federal laws that help to protect tenants' rights, and it can sometimes seem that tenants have more rights than landlords. When it comes to renting a property, things can get confusing. Plus, it’s up to landlords to ensure that they always act according to federal regulations—which means that you have to know what to do, and what not to do, to avoid any issues with the tenant.

Ninth Circuit Court upholds CFPB investigation on Seila Law

Housing Wire

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s actions taken against Seila Law. Seila Law LLC, has been one of the most significant cases against the bureau as it fought , and won , the battle against the CFPB’s constitutionality.

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Guaranteed Rate Affinity sues divisional manager for causing ‘mass departure’

Housing Wire

Mortgage Origination California Cardinal Financial Company employment conditions executive vice president Guaranteed Rate Labor Laws Lawsuits

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AN URGENT CALL FOR CHANGES TO ZONING LAWS

Will Springer Realtor

And one solution to this worsening issue is an examination of our restrictive zoning laws in urban areas. In a review of 45 years’ data, a 2019 study claims adverse zoning laws wiped out 36% of potential economic growth and negatively affected each worker by more than $8700 in annual wages.

California’s New Zoning Law Eases Building Restrictions but Depends on the Financing Industry to Play its Part

Urban

Lifting legal roadblocks alone will not guarantee an influx of additional or affordable housing. Homeowners and small developers need access to the financing necessary to build new infill units

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Gifted down payments a sticking point for many families – law firm

Mortgagebroker News

The average amount of financial assistance by parents of first-time homebuyers has grown massively over the past half-decade

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A property tax reckoning is coming

Housing Wire

Appraisals and Valuations Housing Market Mortgage Real Estate Attom Data Solutions escrow requirements hwmember Minority homeownership Property law property taxes Rick Sharga taxes

MORE AMORIN INFLUENCE (MAI): The AI National Nominating Committee Design Is Being Attacked By FOJs

Miller Samuel

Appraising Law, Ethics & Fraud Appraisal Institute Board of Directors Jim Amorin NNC RNC FOJTo all members of the Appraisal Institute: Before I start, I wanted to share what the Appraisal Institute's MAI designation is referred to by many of its members.

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Do Landlords Have to Allow Emotional Support Animals? Know the Laws

BiggerPockets

Here's what emotional support animal laws say you can and can't enforce when it comes to your pet policy. Tenants may come to you and tell you they have an emotional support animal. It could be as normal as a dog—or as strange as a peacock.

New Real Estate Laws

Mores Appraisal Group

A new California law now in effect requires the documentary transfer tax to be included on the face of the property deed. Prior to the enactment of this new law, it was not uncommon in commercial real estate (and also in some residential sales transactions) to provide the amount of documentary transfer tax via an ‘unrecorded declaration’ all in an effort to prevent a final purchase price from being readily ascertainable. The post New Real Estate Laws appeared first on.

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Violating Appraisal Independence Through Harassment, Intimidation & Coercion

Appraisers Blog

It shall be unlawful… to engage in any act or practice that violates appraisal independence… Appraisers, I have written the info below, which you may use if you desire to send to your clients and local real estate offices.

Housing, civil rights groups ask Congress for $25B

Housing Wire

A large partnership of housing and civil rights organizations reached out on Monday to congressional leaders advocating for further relief for homeowners in the next COVID-19 stimulus package.

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First American names new Gulf Coast counsel

Housing Wire

Farmer has 14 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate, and has represented clients in sales and leasing of retail and office properties, and serving as a commercial real estate associate for a Florida law firm, where he represented commercial real estate developers.

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First American beefs up intellectual property efforts

Housing Wire

Tabaddor has more than 20 years of experience practicing law — with an emphasis on intellectual property, litigation, privacy, licensing, and audit and enforcement. Patent law Rouz Tabaddor title and settlement

THE CON Episode 1 Debuted This Week And It Was Compelling Because Good Appraisers Lived That Hell Too

Miller Samuel

Appraising Boom Bubble Bust Explainer Law, Ethics & Fraud Wall Street, Financial ServicesAlthough I've shared the following CNBC clip before, it's worth showing again given my 15-year ago hairstyle.

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