Industry Update: the Future of eClosing and RON

Join industry experts for an in-depth discussion on the future of eClosing and how hybrid and RON closings benefit lenders and borrowers.

DOJ v. NAR and the ethics of real estate commissions

Today’s HousingWire Daily features the first-ever episode of Houses in Motion. We discuss the Department of Justice’s recent move to withdraw from a settlement agreement with the NAR.

Hopes for generational investment in housing fade in DC

Despite a Democratic majority, the likelihood of a massive investment in housing via a $3.5 trillion social infrastructure package appears slim these days. HW+ Premium Content

How Biden’s Neighborhood Homes proposal impacts real estate investors

Dubbed the Neighborhood Homes Tax Credit, the proposal is part of the larger American Jobs Plan legislation — also known as Biden’s infrastructure plan. Here's a look into how it impacts real estate investors.

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MBA wins case, revises MLO rule

The Mortgage Bankers Association won a case against the Department of Labor that vacated a previous decision that said mortgage loan officers do not qualify under the administrative exemption to overtime pay. 

Previously, in 2006, the the standard ruling for the typical job duties of a mortgage loan officer fell within the administrative exemption to the Fair Labor Standard Act overtime requirements, according to a report from Lexology.

But despite the past definition, the Obama Administration reversed its position an declared that mortgage loan officers are not exempt under the FLSA. 

The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled recently that an agency cannot revise an interpretation of a rule without notice and an open comment period.



 

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