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An Owner May Be A Third-Party Beneficiary of a Lender's Closing Instructions
Last week an Ohio Appellate Court reversed and remanded a case benefiting an owner who lost his construction funding when he fired his contractor, inviting nearly $300,000 in mechanic's liens. The owner, Mr. Johnson, claimed that US Title Agency was responsible because they failed to follow his lender's closing instructions.
Refi Apps Up, Purchase Apps Slightly Down in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Mortgage applications increased 4.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 19, 2017.
Existing-Home Sales Slip 2.3 Percent in April; Days on Market Falls to Under a Month
Stubbornly low supply levels held down existing-home sales in April and also pushed the median number of days a home was on the market to a new low of 29 days, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
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Trump Administration Proposes 2018 HUD Budget
The Trump Administration today announced the proposed 2018 Budget for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Budget reflects the President’s commitment to support HUD’s critical functions that provide rental assistance to low-income and vulnerable households and to help work-eligible families achieve self-sufficiency.
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Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.95 pct, 2017 low
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week to their lowest levels of the year. The benchmark 30-year rate dipped below the key 4 percent mark.
INTERNATIONAL: Insuring the title of your property
This concept, yet to be implemented in [India], indemnifies the buyer and lender against any legal problems.
INTERNATIONAL: How to secure your views by buying neighbours' air
Home owners are spending hundreds of thousands to secure the air rights above neighbouring houses to ensure they never lose their views.
The Shame of the Mortgage-Interest Deduction
It's not just a failure of housing policy. It's a symbol of everything that's wrong with the American tax code.
New scam targets homebuyers
Lake Mary (FL) Police are investigating after $80,000, meant to close a real estate deal, vanished in an online transaction between a real estate agent and a mortgage broker. Detectives say the money it went to hackers.
Stewart Title Expands in Utah Asset Purchase: will better serve Salt Lake and Utah County communities.
Stewart Title’s direct operations in Utah today announced its asset purchase of the business of Title West, a leading title agency serving the greater Salt Lake and Utah County areas.
NAR Midyear Forecast: Existing-Home Sales Poised to Climb 3.5 Percent in 2017
The multi-year stretch of robust job gains along with improving household confidence are expected to guide existing-home sales to a decade high in 2017, but supply and affordability headwinds and modest economic growth are holding back sales and threatening to keep the nation’s low homeownership rate subdued. That’s according to speakers at a residential real estate forum at the 2017 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.
Tax Reform Could Deliver a Tax Hike for Homeowners: New Research
While tax reform proposals swirling around Washington, D.C., promise lower tax bills for American families, new estimates indicate that many middle-income homeowners may actually see a tax increase if those proposals go through.
Regulations, Retention and Recruitment Pressing Issues for Appraisal Industry
Any perceived shortage of appraisers may be location specific and dependent on whom you ask, but there is universal agreement that more needs to be done to keep appraisers in the profession and attract new talent. That’s according to panelists yesterday at a property valuation forum at the 2017 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.
WFG National Title Grows Agency Team
WFG National Title Insurance Company (“WFG”) has added Susan Silverstein as Senior Vice President for its agency group, where she will focus on the Florida region. WFG is the fastest growing national title insurance underwriting company and a full-service provider of real estate services.
Adverse Possession of an Alley
A case decided last week in New Jersey examines the elements of adverse possession and highlights some of the issues that can arise when someone claims to have acquired title by virtue of lengthy use an occupation of real property. This particular case started in 1921 when J. Goldenberg, Inc. purchased all of the lots comprising a city block in Jersey City.
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Confirmed... The Ohio Good Funds Law is Harming Consumers
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Email Fraud in Real Estate Transactions is on the Rise
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The Ohio House Sneaks a Massive Recording Fee Increase into the New Budget Bill
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Is Notice by Certified Mail Worth the Cost?
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Ohio House Bill Introduced to Regulate Solicitation of Deeds
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In God We Trust... Everyone Else Gotta Pay by Wire Transfer
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Archive America 2017
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Michigan Abolished Dower
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A New Curative Statute is Working its Way Through the Ohio Legislature
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