Legal & Accounting with Peter Christensen

Appraisal Buzz

In today’s Buzzcast, we dive into the Legal and Accounting presentation of our Business Building Workshop being held at Valuation Expo on September 8th. The post Legal & Accounting with Peter Christensen appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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Top Legal Experts Address Pressing Housing Issues

Appraisal Buzz

Members of Five Star Institute’s Legal League 100 gathered at the Five Star Conference where they discussed the regulatory landscape, court backlogs, staffing challenges, and more. The post Top Legal Experts Address Pressing Housing Issues appeared first on DSNews.

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Cenlar Promotes Key Legal-Team Members

Appraisal Buzz

The post Cenlar Promotes Key Legal-Team Members appeared first on DSNews. The post Cenlar Promotes Key Legal-Team Members appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. Attorneys Michael N.

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Legal & Accounting with Peter Christensen

Appraisal Buzz

In today’s Buzzcast, we dive into the Legal and Accounting presentation of our Business Building Workshops being at Valuation Expo on September 8 th. Peter Christensen is one of the hosts within the Business Building Workshops and we’ll be getting the inside scoop on growing and understanding the legal structure of your business. The post Legal & Accounting with Peter Christensen appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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Quicken Loans Will Legally Become Rocket Mortgage

Appraisal Buzz

The post Quicken Loans Will Legally Become Rocket Mortgage appeared first on theMReport.com. The post Quicken Loans Will Legally Become Rocket Mortgage appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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Stavvy’s all-in-one platform makes legal and financial transactions easier, safer and more accessible

Housing Wire

Stavvy is here to transform how business is conducted remotely by making complex legal and financial transactions easier, safer and more accessible to all. At Stavvy, they believe the promise of a fully digital mortgage has not yet been realized.

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Activist Legal Names Chris Pummill President of Operations

Appraisal Buzz

The post Activist Legal Names Chris Pummill President of Operations appeared first on DSNews. The post Activist Legal Names Chris Pummill President of Operations appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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Is Wholesaling Legal? It’s Complicated

BiggerPockets

One of the more hotly debated topics on BiggerPockets is concerning the legality of wholesaling. Laws on this are state-specific, which can be scary stuff for any wholesaler. Here's what to know. Real Estate Wholesaling

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Racial bias/discrimination in appraising; a legal viewpoint

Valuation Review

The issue of racial bias and discrimination in the appraisal profession continues to strike a nerve amongst those in the business. Valuation Review, which has addressed this topic before, now gives a different viewpoint as seen through the eyes of an attorney.

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How to (Legally!) Avoid Capital Gains Taxes on Real Estate

BiggerPockets

The only two inevitable things in life are death and taxes, right? Well, sort of. Savvy real estate investors have more loopholes than most to reduce their tax burden. Here’s exactly what you need to know about capital gains taxes and how to pay as little as possible.

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New York expands CRA rule to nonbank lenders

Housing Wire

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Pension fund withdraws insider trading lawsuit against Dan Gilbert

Housing Wire

Legal Mortgage Dan Gilbert Lawsuits Rock Holdings Rocket Companies Rocket MortgageA pension fund in Detroit has withdrawn a lawsuit filed only two weeks ago that accused Rocket Companies Chairman Dan Gilbert of insider trading.

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Gay, disabled ex-employee sues loanDepot for discrimination

Housing Wire

Legal Mortgage Anthony Hsieh Discrimination employee hwmember Justice lawsuit lender Loan loanDepotAnthony Hsieh, founder and CEO of loandepot.

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Here’s Why You Should Manage Your Legal Documents Digitally

BiggerPockets

There are plenty of digital document storage solutions for today's landlords. Mobile rental apps and online software gives landlords the tools necessary to streamline a rental business. Business Management business business management business-comm technology

PNC Bank breached COVID-19 payment deferral agreement: suit

Housing Wire

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Ex-RealFi worker sues male execs for sexual harassment

Housing Wire

Legal Mortgage Origination Discrimination gender lawsuit RealFi sexual harassment Sexual misconductA former marketing director at Residential Home Funding Corp.

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Home appraisal’s ugly history and uncertain future

Housing Wire

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Ex-MBA president McCord pleads guilty to mortgage fraud

Housing Wire

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33 states go after Ocwen/PHH Mortgage over servicing fees

Housing Wire

Both Ocwen and PHH have come under legal fire in recent years, after a 2017 cease-and-desist order prohibited the acquisition of new mortgage servicing rights and the origination of mortgage loans by subsidiary Ocwen Loan Servicing until the company was “able to prove it can appropriately manage its consumer mortgage escrow accounts.”. The cumulation of legal action from the states and the CFPB nearly put Ocwen out of business.

Supreme Court hears arguments on FHFA structure

Housing Wire

The case has the potential to be the most profound legal decision to affect the mortgage market in over a decade. CFPB / Regulatory Enforcement Legal Politics & Money Constitutionality FHFA FHFA Director Mark Calabria Supreme Court Supreme Court of the United States

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How to Sell a Tenant Occupied Rental Property Legally and Profitably

Mashvisor

It is usually better to sell your rental property while it’s vacant as the process is fast and smooth. However, you may need to sell your rental unit while it… Investor Blogs Selling Investment Property Financing Landlord Off Market Properties Tenants

What Is A Subordination Clause In Real Estate? Learn How They Work

Mashvisor

To make it official, you need… Investor Blogs Legal Matters & Taxes Financing loans Mortgage Real Estate Advice Real Estate TipsSubordination in finance, banking, or real estate refers to the order of priorities and claims that have to do with either ownership or assets.

The complete guide to using real estate as a tax shelter

Mashvisor

That’s why today, we’ll be focusing… Investor Blogs Legal Matters & Taxes Property Tax Real Estate Advice Real Estate Tips Tax BenefitsReal estate investments are a smart way to build wealth.

Civil code 1101.3: What investors should know

Mashvisor

is among the most… Investor Blogs Legal Matters & Taxes California Real Estate AdviceIt’s challenging to keep up with the latest state and local policies that may apply to your property as an occupied homeowner. However, Civil Code 1101.3

Can You Refuse To Join a Homeowners Association? Here’s What Investors Should Know

Mashvisor

You may have grown up in an HOA neighborhood or have heard… Investor Blogs Legal Matters & Taxes Neighborhood Property SearchCan you refuse to join a homeowners association? It depends on your patience and willingness to be litigious.

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What Are the Main Benefits of 1031 Exchange?

Mashvisor

In this article, we will explore the world of a 1031… Investor Blogs Legal Matters & Taxes 1031 Exchange Property Tax Tax BenefitsIf you’re into real estate investing, then you’ve probably heard the term “1031 exchange” at some point or another.

What is Encroachment in Real Estate?

Mashvisor

When tenants move in,… Investor Blogs Legal Matters & Taxes Real Estate Advice Real Estate TipsThere are lots of responsibilities that come with being a real estate investor. Finding the down payment and closing on your property are just the beginning.

Ex-loanDepot COO: Tony Hsieh cut corners to boost volume

Housing Wire

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Real Estate Professional: 4 Secret Tips to Qualify

Mashvisor

Tax advantages are also a part of the perks of being a real estate… Investor Blogs Legal Matters & Taxes Property Tax Tax BenefitsReal estate is a great option for investors to generate passive income and build long-term wealth.

7 States with the Highest Property Tax: Should You Invest in Real Estate There?

Mashvisor

What are the… Investor Blogs Legal Matters & Taxes Location Property Tax Tax BenefitsWhile housing is generally expensive in 2021, property taxes can add additional costs when you buy in a high property state. So how is property tax calculated?

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.

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Investing in Rental Properties as a Hedge Against Inflation

Mashvisor

However, the financial… Investor Blogs Legal Matters & Taxes Equity Financing Making Money Mortgage Rental Income Rental RateThere are many good reasons for investing in rental properties.

Ethics in Real Estate: What Real Estate Investors Need to Know in 2021

Mashvisor

As a real… Investor Blogs Legal Matters & Taxes Agent Landlord Renting Out Tenants TraditionalWhile many property sellers, buyers, and real estate professionals act professionally and keep the law for the most part, illegal real estate practices still occur every day.

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Wells Fargo Issues Nearly $11 Million in Grants to Preserve Housing

Appraisal Buzz

Philanthropic efforts from Wells Fargo will provide housing counseling and legal assistance services to help more than 250,000 people stay in their homes.

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

BiggerPockets

Landlording & Rental Properties landlording legal-concernsTenants 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.

Affordable Housing: How Real Estate Investors Can Help While Profiting

Mashvisor

Based on the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC) North Carolina housing profile report:… Investor Blogs Legal Matters & Taxes Affordable Housing Affordable Markets Government Policies Location Return on Investment Traditional

FHFA Announces Three Top Staff Position Changes

Appraisal Buzz

Charles Yi is joining FHFA as its senior advisor for legal affairs and policy. Charles is an accomplished and knowledgeable legal professional, and I look forward to working with him to advance.

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Servicers and Regulators Map Out Post-Moratoria Framework 

Appraisal Buzz

A recent Legal League 100 Spring Servicer Summit examined the journey servicers and regulators will be embarking on when the foreclosure moratoria is lifted. .

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The Impact of a Century’s-Old Doctrine on the Mortgage Market

Appraisal Buzz

The “Valid-When-Made” Rule is under attack in federal courts, and Legal League 100’s Special Initiatives Working Group and LL100’s Chairman Stephen Hladik break down its ramifications in an informative White Paper and webinar.

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HUD takes first step to restore fair housing rule

Housing Wire

But another legal wrinkle — a temporary injunction in the last months of the Trump administration — stopped the agency from implementing the Supreme Court changes to the disparate impact claim.

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Quick Take: Next-Level Thinking on Employee Home Loan Assistance Programs

Appraisal Buzz

Legal experts Brett L. As employee home loan assistance programs are developed, employers must consider the implication of lending regulations. Foster and T. Robert Finlay share their thoughts with DS News.

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Deflating a Balloon Partial Payment Conundrum 

Appraisal Buzz

When the borrower does not remit the full amount owed on a mature loan, servicers are faced with legal considerations. The post Deflating a Balloon Partial Payment Conundrum appeared first on DSNews. The post Deflating a Balloon Partial Payment Conundrum appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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Real Estate Appraisals That Will Stand Up In Court, If They Had To – Minnesota

MN Real Estate Services

Legal AppraisalsWhen Emotions Are Raw, and Trust Is Low, You Need a Real Estate Appraisal That Could Stand Up In Court If It Had To. Your client is going through divorce and there is real property involved.