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Sage Bank fined $1.2 million by DOJ for discriminatory lending

Massachusetts-based bank accused of charging higher fees to minority borrowers
Massachusetts-based Sage Bank will pay nearly $1.2 million to settle charges brought against the bank by the Department of Justice, which accused the Sage Bank of "engaging in a pattern or practice of discrimination on the basis of race and national origin in the pricing of its residential mortgage loans."
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Massachusetts real estate attorney convicted for mortgage fraud conspiracy

Involved numerous bogus short sales
A Massachusetts real estate attorney pleaded guilty last week to charges stemming from a wide-ranging scheme to defraud banks and mortgage companies as part of a conspiracy involving numerous sham short sales. In some cases, the purported third-party buyers were actually the spouses, parents or children of the purported sellers.
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Who wins the Super Bowl…of real estate?

Redfin deflates Patriots' homeowners
The players on the field will decide who wins this weekend's Super Bowl, but who wins the battle off the field? Who has bragging rights no matter what happens in the game? Bostonians or Seattleites?
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Is the Massachusetts AG's run for governor compromised by GSE buyback lawsuit?

Nonprofit CEO also co-chairs Coakley’s campaign finance committee
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley stands accused of failing to disclose close ties between her gubernatorial campaign and a nonprofit that’s at the center of the State of Massachusetts’ lawsuit against the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over buyback programs.
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Massachusetts sues FHFA, Fannie and Freddie over foreclosure buybacks

Alleges GSEs violate state’s buyback rules
Several weeks ago, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley sent a letter to Mel Watt, the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, saying that her office was considering legal action against the FHFA over violations of state laws allowing nonprofits to buy foreclosures and return them to the evicted homeowner. And now, Coakley hopes actions will speak louder than words.
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