The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau flexed its enforcement authority, filing a lawsuit against Kentucky law firm Borders & Borders, alleging the firm and its principals illegally paid kickbacks for real estate settlement referrals.
People are listening to real estate economists today in a way that anyone who covered the industry a decade or more ago would not recognize. Smoke is one of the members of this new wave of real estate economists. In fact, Smoke is actually the newest one on the block. The upstart economists at places like Trulia and Zillow are still new, Smoke is just the latest player to join the game..