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Winter 2017-2018 Hot Toipics

Court Rules in Favor of Mulvaney at CFPB The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a preliminary injunction for Leandra English in her attempt to unseat President Trump’s OMB Director Mick Mulvaney as CFPB Acting Director. The

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Winter 2017-2018 Federal Highlights

CFPB Issues Final Rule Amending Regulation B The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a final rule to amend Regulation B (the Equal Credit Opportunity Act) which will provide additional flexibility for mortgage lenders in the collection of consumer ethnicity and

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Winter 2017-2018 States In Brief

California The Governor of California signed into law Senate Bill 2, which enacts the Building Homes and Jobs Act. The Act imposes an additional recording fee that will be made available to local governments and the Department of Housing and

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Winter 2017-2018 “Talking The Talk”

Loretta Salzano and Jenny Dozier will be speaking on a variety of hot topics at key conferences throughout the country. Conference attendance is a great way to stay informed on the latest happenings in the industry – and it provides

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Fall 2017 Announcements

Introducing Elliott (Eli) Gingold Clark! Eli was born to Rob and Elizabeth Clark on September 20, 2017. Eli weighed 7 lbs 0.5 oz and is 19 inches long. Rob, Elizabeth and Eli are all doing well!

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Fall 2017 Federal Highlights

CFPB Issues Final Rule Revising TRID The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its final rule revising certain provisions of TRID. The rule was effective October 10, 2017. However, compliance with the final rule is not required on the effective

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Fall 2017 States In Brief

Hawaii The Hawaii State Legislature passed Senate Bill 950. The amendments define the term executive officer, add new sections regarding a change in control, and clarify and update licensing requirements of mortgage servicers. The Bill was effective September 1, 2017.

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Fall 2017 “Talking The Talk”

Loretta Salzano and Jenny Dozier will be speaking on a variety of hot topics at key conferences throughout the country. Conference attendance is a great way to stay informed on the latest happenings in the industry – and it provides

Posted in "Talking The Talk"/Conferences, Newsletters

Building and Maintaining a Residential Closing Practice in the Wake of PHH and Prospect

Back in the day, navigating RESPA[1] waters wasn’t always clear, but there were well-established principles derived from interpretations of the statute, its implementing Regulation X,[2] HUD[3] guidance and consistent public enforcement actions. These sources established relatively safe harbors for closing

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Spring/Summer 2017 Hot Topics

RESPA Do’s and Don’ts The National Association of Realtors released its RESPA Do’s and Don’ts for Co-Marketing, Social Media, & Other Web-Based Marketing Tools. Real estate brokers and agents are subject to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) when

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