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Consumer watchdog rules out legal action of Zillow ad program

Consumer watchdog rules out legal action of Zillow ad program

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will not take legal action against Zillow Group over potential kickbacks in its co-marketing...

Consumer watchdog rules out legal action of Zillow ad program
Trump says Wells Fargo could pay more fines for mortgage lending abuse

Trump says Wells Fargo could pay more fines for mortgage lending abuse

From TRD New York: President Trump says that Wells Fargo won’t escape penalties linked to alleged mortgage lending abuse,...

Trump says Wells Fargo could pay more fines for mortgage lending abuse
CFPB cracks down on “credit-repair” companies

CFPB cracks down on “credit-repair” companies

You’ve almost certainly seen or heard pitches for “credit repair” services promising to clean up your credit problems, reduce...

CFPB cracks down on “credit-repair” companies
Credit bureau settlement shines light on scores

Credit bureau settlement shines light on scores

When is your “credit score” irrelevant in buying a house or refinancing a mortgage? A new federal legal settlement...

Credit bureau settlement shines light on scores
September home sales were lower than last year.

Don’t let closing costs surprise you

Everyone knows that financing and closing on a home purchase can be complicated. Which is why more than a year ago the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a set of new disclosures and rules...

Don’t let closing costs surprise you
US real estate kickbacks prompt penalties by consumer agency

US real estate kickbacks prompt penalties by consumer agency

If your real estate agent requires you to get a mortgage pre-approval from one specific lender as a condition...

US real estate kickbacks prompt penalties by consumer agency
New bill seeks credit reporting and scoring reforms

New bill seeks credit reporting and scoring reforms

Erroneous or outdated negative items on your credit report can be deal killers — or at least deal delayers...

New bill seeks credit reporting and scoring reforms
Home buyers not using new mortgage shopping tool

Home buyers not using new mortgage shopping tool

  From the New York website: If you’re planning to buy a home with a mortgage in 2016, you’re...

Home buyers not using new mortgage shopping tool
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Nationwide crackdown coming on realty referral deals

From the New York website:┬áHome buyers usually don’t have a clue about the existence of under-the-table marketing kickback deals,...

Nationwide crackdown coming on realty referral deals
New mortgage disclosures required starting Oct. 3

New mortgage disclosures required starting Oct. 3

Starting October 3, mortgage lenders must make new disclosures to borrowers after an application for a loan and prior...

New mortgage disclosures required starting Oct. 3
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