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  • NYDFS investigating whether rent-to-own is actually predatory lending

    Issues warning on risks of rent-to-own contracts
    The New York Department of Financial Services revealed Monday that it is currently investigating whether alternative home purchase agreements, such as rent-to-own, lease-to-own or land installment contracts, currently being offered in New York are actually “unlicensed, predatory mortgage lending.”
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  • Nationstar (aka Mr. Cooper) reaches $17 million mortgage settlement with NYDFS

    $5 million fine, $5 million to local nonprofit, $7 million to New York residents
    For the third time in the last six months, Nationstar Mortgage, the nonbank also known as Mr. Cooper, has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with a state banking regulator over mortgage-related issues. The New York Department of Financial Services announced Wednesday that it reached a $17 million settlement with Nationstar for a number of violations of the state’s financial laws.
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  • Federal judge finalizes $25 million Trump University settlement

    Schneiderman: Victims of fraudulent university will finally receive relief
    Participants in President Donald Trump’s failed real estate school will soon be able to receive their share of the $25 million settlement Trump reached with the state of New York back in 2016. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday that District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel issued an order that finalizes the settlement, which stemmed from a lawsuit filed by Schneiderman’s office in 2013.
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  • New York foreclosure firm accused of cheating Fannie Mae out of millions

    Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates charged with “systemically overbilling” expenses
    A New York foreclosure law firm allegedly used its affiliated companies to “systemically” overcharge for foreclosure-related services and defraud Fannie Mae out of “millions of dollars.” According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates engaged in a scheme with its wholly owned affiliates, Enterprise Process Service and Paramount Land, to markup foreclosure services by as much as 750% knowing that Fannie Mae would pay the bills.
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  • Flat-fee real estate agency Purplebricks secures $177 million investment to fund U.S. growth

    Sells 11.5% of company to European media giant Axel Springer
    Flat-fee real estate agency Purplebricks expanded into the U.S. last year after building a successful business in the United Kingdom and Australia, and after securing a sizable investment from European media giant Axel Springer, Purplebricks’ U.S. expansion is about to shift into overdrive.
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  • RBS reaches $500 million settlement with New York over crisis-era mortgage practices

    Will provide $400 million in consumer relief to state’s residents
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced this week that RBS agreed to a $500 million settlement with the state for the bank’s “deceptive practices and misrepresentations to investors in connection with the packaging, marketing, sale, and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities” leading up to the financial crisis.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: HUD morale said to hit all-time low

    And paying mortgage is at its lowest point since 2009
    A new report revealed morale at HUD just hit an all-time low under HUD Secretary Ben Carson. But HUD isn't the only place facing challenges. Black Knight released today its latest Mortgage Monitor which showed increasing mortgage rates and home prices pushed affordability to its lowest point since 2009.
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  • Senior execs at Vanguard Funding admit to embezzling $8.9 million

    CFO and COO plead guilty to using warehouse loans for personal expenses
    The former chief operating officer and chief financial officer of a New York mortgage lender admitted in court this week that they conspired to misappropriate more than $8.9 million from warehouse lines of credit that were meant to fund mortgages. Each now faces up to 20 years in prison.
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  • New York, New Jersey, Connecticut plan to sue federal government over GOP tax bill

    Take issue with elimination of state and local tax deductions
    The states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are planning to sue the federal government over the Republican-led tax reform bill, which President Donald Trump signed into law late last year. Each of the three states’ governors say that their residents will be harmed by the tax plan’s cap on state and local tax deductions.
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