Articles by Kelsey Ramírez

Churchill Mortgage to found new title company

Will create more secure experience
Churchill Mortgage announced Wednesday it will enter a joint venture with American Home Title to found a new title company – Churchill Title Solutions. Churchill Mortgage said the new title company will streamline the mortgage origination process and create a secure mortgage experience.
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Airbnb suffers major loss in fight for Santa Monica rentals

Airbnb versus the U.S. continues
Cities continue to tighten their grip around Airbnb and other short-term rental sites, and Santa Monica, California, is no different. In the latest loss, Airbnb and HomeAway will be liable for illicit rentals on their sites, and will be required to remove them in the city with some of the most stringent short-term rental laws.
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Lawmakers hit standstill on flood insurance reform

Look to create bipartisan reform
Both Democrats and Republicans agree the National Flood Insurance Program is in need of reform, however, they disagree on how to accomplish it. The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing Wednesday entitled Preparing for the Storm: Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, in order to discuss the issue and hear from experts in the subject.
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Housing industry to FHFA: Go slow on GSE reform

Letter encourages agency to make affordable housing a priority
Talk of housing reform is heating up, and now several members of the housing industry are encouraging the FHFA not to go too fast, and to make sure affordable housing remains a priority throughout the process.
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