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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loanDepot Names Gregory Smallwood Chief Legal Officer

Appraisal Buzz

The post loanDepot Names Gregory Smallwood Chief Legal Officer appeared first on theMReport.com. The post loanDepot Names Gregory Smallwood Chief Legal Officer appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. Prior to loanDepot, Smallwood served as General Counsel and EVP of Caliber Home Loans.

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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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CFPB Warns Mortgage Industry About Legal Responsibilities in Disclosure

Appraisal Buzz

Companies have long used advanced computational methods as part of their credit decision making process, but as technology evolves, … The post CFPB Warns Mortgage Industry About Legal Responsibilities in Disclosure appeared first on DSNews. The post CFPB Warns Mortgage Industry About Legal Responsibilities in Disclosure appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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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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Mortgage Servicing, Legal Leaders to Discuss Reg X, COVID-19

Appraisal Buzz

The post Mortgage Servicing, Legal Leaders to Discuss Reg X, COVID-19 appeared first on DSNews. The post Mortgage Servicing, Legal Leaders to Discuss Reg X, COVID-19 appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. This webinar event covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recent amendment to Reg X which includes changes to default, servicing, and loss mitigation in relation to borrowers impacted by COVID-19.

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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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DLC reports legal claim update

Mortgagebroker News

The news relates to a claim launched against the company in July last year

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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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MCAN Financial Group announces subsidiary's legal name change

Mortgagebroker News

The change accompanies MCAN's recently announced trade rebrand

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Federal judge rules in favor of FHFA on net worth sweeps

Housing Wire

Legal Mortgage Politics & Money Secondary Fairholme lawsuit FHFA GSE conservatorship GSE shareholder lawsuit Treasury

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The legal battle between REX Homes and NAR heats up?

Housing Wire

filed a motion on Thursday in federal district court in Seattle challenging the legality of the National Association of Realtors’ claims that REX pushes false advertising, which the trade group alleged in a countersuit filed late last month.

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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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Former HUD official convicted of falsifying records

Housing Wire

Enforcement Legal Politics & Money contractor DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN AND DEVELOPMENT Department of Justice

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Wells Fargo to pay $94M to settle mortgage forbearance suit

Housing Wire

Legal Mortgage Servicing cares act Charlie Scharf michael santomassimo mortgage servicing Wells Fargo

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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

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New Wave sues Sprout for defaulting on $32M purchase of mortgages

Housing Wire

Two days after shutting down, Sprout was sued by former workers alleging it laid off around 100 employees at the New York office without giving legally required written notice and failing to pay their paychecks.

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CFPB wants lenders to disclose reason for denial of credit

Housing Wire

The requirement also applies to mortgage lenders, legal experts say. In his own statement Thursday, Chopra said companies have “legal responsibilities when they let a black-box model make lending decisions.”.

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New Wave sues Sprout for defaulting on $32M purchase of mortgages

Housing Wire

Two days after shutting down, Sprout was sued by former workers alleging it laid off around 100 employees at the New York office without giving legally required written notice and failing to pay their paychecks.

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SEC looking at Better.com over alleged securities law violations

Housing Wire

Enforcement IPO / M&A Legal Mortgage Origination Aurora Better.com SEC investigation U.S. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched an investigation into digital nonbank lender Better.com and its blank check company, Aurora Acquisition Corp.,

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How to “Layer” Legal Protection So Lawsuits Won’t Touch Your Wealth

BiggerPockets

Most investors assume LLCs for rental properties are the way to go in terms of asset protection. From a novice’s point of view, LLCs seem to provide everything you would […]. All BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

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Ex-Sprout employees: no paychecks, no severance and now, no health insurance  ?

Housing Wire

Two former employees are suing Sprout, its affiliated company Recovco Mortgage Management LLC, and Strauss, alleging they laid off around 100 employees at the New York office without giving legally required written notice and failed to pay their paychecks due the following day.

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UWM will pay $2.75M to settle unpaid overtime claims

Housing Wire

Legal Mortgage Allen Beydoun class-action settlement overtime pay United Wholesale MortgageUnited Wholesale Mortgage will pay $2.75 million to settle claims, dating as far back as 2018, contending it didn’t compensate its account executives for working overtime.

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Haunted by zombie properties, Ocwen settles lawsuits

Housing Wire

Legal Mortgage Politics & Money Servicing lawsuit settlement Ocwen Financial Corporation PHH Mortgage Troy zombie foreclosure Zombie propertiesNonbank mortgage lender and servicer Ocwen Financial Corp.

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FGMC owes Customers Bank $25M, bankruptcy filing shows

Housing Wire

Legal Mortgage Secondary Aaron Samples Customers Bank FGMCFirst Guaranty Mortgage Corp.

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“It’s ridiculous”: Real estate industry opposes newly proposed cash-deal reporting rules

Housing Wire

home purchases, there are plenty of legal and practical reasons for buying a home through an LLC or trust. treasury, the treasury department, us treasury.

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UWM sues broker shop for sending loans to Rocket, Fairway

Housing Wire

United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) is making good on its threat to take legal action against partnering broker shops that also send business to Rocket Mortgage and Fairway Independent Mortgage , a violation of the wholesaler’s controversial broker agreement.

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New York expands CRA rule to nonbank lenders

Housing Wire

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Inside the effort to outlaw real estate ‘love letters’

Housing Wire

In response to the passage of the law, last month, the Pacific Legal Foundation , a libertarian public interest law firm, filed a preliminary injunction against the new law on behalf of Bend, Oregon-based Total Real Estate Group. Oregon State Rep. Mark Meek.

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Home appraisal’s ugly history and uncertain future

Housing Wire

Appraisals & Valuations Black Homeownership Legal Appraisal Foundation Appraisal Institute Appraisals Federal Housing Finance Agency hw+ racial discrimination racism Real estate appraisal Redlining

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Fannie Mae and NAR at odds over flood-risk disclosures

Housing Wire

Legal Mortgage Politics & Money Fannie Mae FEMA flood zone hwmember National Association of RealtorsTwo of the most powerful U.S. housing entities are at odds over the future of the federal government’s cash-strapped flood insurance program.

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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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Fannie Mae pays $53M to settle recession-era discrimination suit

Housing Wire

Legal Politics & Money Fair housing Fannie Mae National Fair Housing Alliance Recession REOAmid protests set off by George Floyd’s death, Fannie Mae ’s CEO issued a public statement about its commitment to racial equity.

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PNC Bank breached COVID-19 payment deferral agreement: suit

Housing Wire

Legal Mortgage Servicing CFPB COVID-19 home retention options covid-19 payment deferral covid-19 relief Fannie Mae Featured Finance Freddie Mac PNC Bank TILA-RESPA

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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.

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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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