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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
Government aims to reform mortgage disclosure rule’s “black hole”

Government aims to reform mortgage disclosure rule’s “black hole”

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has finalized changes to a mortgage disclosure rule in an attempt to limit ambiguity...

Government aims to reform mortgage disclosure rule’s “black hole”
Trump says Wells Fargo could pay more fines for mortgage lending abuse

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

President Trump says that Wells Fargo won’t escape penalties linked to alleged mortgage lending abuse, tweeting that the bank...

Trump says Wells Fargo could pay more fines for mortgage lending abuse
Shop around for title insurance

Shop around for title insurance

A recent legal settlement between the federal government and a title insurance agency is drawing fresh attention to one of the murkiest, least understood and costly items you get charged for in a real...

Shop around for title insurance
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau cracking down on “credit-repair” companies

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau cracking 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 your debt, or even raise...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau cracking down on “credit-repair” companies
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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
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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 reform on credit reporting and scoring

New bill seeks reform on credit reporting and scoring

Erroneous or outdated negative items on your credit report can be deal killers — or at least deal delayers...

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

Home buyers not using new mortgage shopping tool

  If you’re planning to buy a home with a mortgage in 2016, you’re virtually certain to encounter a...

Home buyers not using new mortgage shopping tool
Ken Harney

Nationwide crackdown coming on realty referral deals

Home buyers usually don’t have a clue about the existence of under-the-table marketing kickback deals, and they can end...

Nationwide crackdown coming on realty referral deals
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