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Industry Sounds Off on Dodd-Frank Reform Bill

The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted in favor of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. The bill seeks to evolve and streamline regulations put in place by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. The final vote ...

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Sen. Schumer Calls for Flood Insurance Reform

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With the beginning of hurricane season mere weeks away, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced an “all-out push” to convince Congress to extend and reform the nation’s flood insurance program. Schumer shone a spotlight on the issue Monday during ...

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How Much Will Generation Z Pay in Lifetime Rent?

The choice between renting and buying a home involves a number of important factors, but younger generations are likely to pay a lot more in lifetime rent than their parents and grandparents. According to a new analysis by HotPads, Inc., ...

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The Week Ahead: Webinar Focuses on Compliance

On Wednesday, May 23, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET, Stern & Eisenberg will present a new webinar entitled "New York Compliance: Establishing New York State Compliance With RPAPL 1304 and the Business Records Exception to the Hearsay Rule." The webinar ...

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Study: Tax Savings to Benefit Housing Market

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Despite detracting from some former homeowner tax benefits, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will spur billions in spending in the housing industry, according to estimates from Zillow. Americans are primed to channel $13.2 billion in tax savings toward the ...

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A Snapshot of Single-Borrower SFR Securitizations

Kroll Bond Rating Agency has released Single-Borrower SFR: Performance Snapshot, examining the performance of 25 outstanding single-borrower, single-family rental (SFR) securitizations, as of March 2018. The March Performance Snapshot reveals an average contractual rent rate increase of 7.2 percent since ...

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Fannie Mae Responds to Hensarling Critiques

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Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said on Friday that the committee would be launching a full investigation into recent allegations in a Bloomberg report that high-ranking Fannie Mae employees were intentionally violating their government prohibition ...

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Fabrizio & Brook Welcome Attorney to Team

Fabrizio & Brook, P.C., a Troy, Michigan-based law firm, has announced the addition of attorney Larry E. Powe to its team. The firm provides full legal services to mortgage industry professionals, including loss mitigation, residential and commercial foreclosure, REO, evictions, ...

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Assurant, Inc. Promotes Managing Director

Assurant, Inc., a New York-based global provider of risk management solutions, has announced the appointment of Marc Hinkle as Managing Director of Assurant Valuations, a title, valuation and settlement services company. Hinkle will oversee the Assurant Valuations product lines and ...

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Managing Risk in Real Estate Investment

Lori Eshoo founded National Tax Search (NTS) in 1997 and serves as the company's President and CEO. She has 34 years' experience in commercial and residential property management, valuation, and tax compliance. During her first 15 years in the industry, ...

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