HUD’s Donovan: This is the worst rental crisis in this nation, ever

HUD’s Donovan: This is the worst rental crisis in this nation, ever

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WFC can't keep alleged bogus foreclosure manual out of court

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Fracking decreases property values as much as 15%

And 8 other gas-drilling observations from Ballard Spahr
April 22, 2014
“This is not a short-term boom,” said Harry Weiss, of Ballard Spahr’s Environment and Natural Resources Group. "This is a many, many, many year process. Someday, somewhere, somehow you’re going to see it everywhere.”
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Is Benjamin Lawsky only going to get more aggressive?

Ballard Spahr says industry hasn’t seen anything yet
March 27, 2014
In a note to clients, Ballard Spahr warns that the head of the New York State Department of Financial Services is only going to get more aggressive in his crusade against perceived wrong-doers.
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Michigan attorneys face sanction for frivolous foreclosure delays

Appellate court awards taxable costs to lender
March 13, 2014
Attorneys in Michigan who file what are ruled frivolous complaints or requests for delays in foreclosure or eviction cases can be sanctioned.
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2014 predictions: Redfin goes public and more

11 months left — a lot could happen
February 11, 2014

The year just started, leaving plenty of room for big changes in the housing market. Could this be the year Keller Williams Realty passes the 100,000 agent count or Redfin goes public?


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Alabama court thinks landlords need more foreclosure protection

Could have huge impact on residential mortgages
January 17, 2014
Lawfirm Ballard Spahr is reporting that an Alabama federal court is suggesting that borers can allege invalid mortgage assignments — if a portion of the property has tenants.
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HUGE NEWS: Websites soon to end in .mortgage or .home

Mortgage and banking domain names set to change radically
December 12, 2013
According to law firm Ballard Spahr, which broke the news in its Privacy and Data Security and Intellectual Property Alert, website domain names will start looking dramatically different.
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Strict QM compliance does not raise fair lending risk

Regulators ease fears over potential discrimination claims
October 22, 2013
Five federal regulatory agencies want lenders to rest assure that they do not anticipate a creditor’s decision to offer only QM to elevate a supervised institution’s risk of fair lending practices.
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MBA submits brief as Supreme Court takes up disparate impact

Banks push for bright lines in lending discrimination cases
September 4, 2013
With the fate of lending discrimination claims sitting in the Supreme Court's jurisdiction, the Mortgage Bankers Association filed a brief with the court to voice the trade group's opinion on how disparate impact claims should be interpreted going forward.
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Pushback expected against 30% downpayment proposal

Recent revamp of QRM irks affordable housing proponents
August 28, 2013
The latest qualified residential mortgage rule proposal includes an alternate 30% downpayment requirement, which is not only unlikely, but possibly a red herring built into the plan.
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Lost in the desert

Proponents of eminent domain cause a political stir in North Las Vegas

The controversial proposal isn't dead, yet
July 19, 2013
It’s easy to paint a picture of North Las Vegas in the mind of an outsider. The city’s official website offers visitors an image of a city surrounded by...
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