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  • Wells Fargo eliminating 900 mortgage jobs

    A few months ago, Wells Fargo revealed that it is planning to cut as many as 26,500 of its employees over the next few years as the bank works to reorganize itself amid the shifting landscape surrounding the financial services industry. And now, the first of those cuts are hitting home, right in the mortgage division.

  • FHA: No PLF changes for reverse mortgages

    The Federal Housing Administration released its 2018 Report to Congress on Thursday, revealing that the HECM program continues to be a drain on its flagship Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund to the tune of $13.63 billion in the last fiscal year. But FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery said the program is benefiting from policy changes made last year, and that the agency remains "optimistic that the quality of the book will continue to improve." Click the headline to read more.

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  • Amazon breathes life into HQ2 housing markets

    New headquarter locations see surge of interest from prospective buyers
    Amazon has selected Long Island City, New York, and Crystal City, Virginia, as the split locations for its HQ2, and data suggest that even as early as last week, the real estate markets in these areas have boomed.
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  • New York opens investigation into Trump real estate tax fraud allegations

    State officials respond to bombshell New York Times report
    New York state officials are investigating whether President Donald Trump, his father, and his family committed tax fraud in a series of complex real estate dealings designed to avoid federal tax laws, which supposedly built the president’s fortune, multiple outlets report. The investigation comes in the wake of a sprawling New York Times investigation into the Trump family and how the president made his money.
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  • Redfin: Number of homes selling above list price drops

    Only 23% of homes sold for more than asking
    In the four weeks ending on September 23, homes that sold above asking price dipped below 2016 levels, according to the latest data from Redfin. Redfin Senior Economist Taylor Marr the fact that fewer homes are selling above their asking price is another indication that competition is getting less intense than it has been in recent years.
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  • RBS meets $400 million consumer relief goal by handing out $130 million in relief

    Bank completes consumer relief portion of its $500 million settlement with New York
    Just six months after the Royal Bank of Scotland reached a $500 million settlement with the state of New York over the bank’s mortgage practices in the run-up to the housing crisis, RBS has reached the settlement’s $400 million consumer relief goal, by providing just under $130 million in actual relief.
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  • New York legislation to cut Airbnb booking revenue in half

    "It's just a domino effect from here"
    New York’s new legislation targeting illegal short-term rental activity is slated to slash Airbnb’s New York booking revenue in half. According to an article by Bloomberg, Airbnb and its users are on track to generate $140 million in booking revenue this year, from which Airbnb takes a cut around 15%. But come January when the new legislation goes into effect, Airbnb and its hosts can kiss at least $70 million of that goodbye.
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  • Four states sue federal government over GOP property tax law changes

    New York, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey sue over SALT deduction reduction
    Following through on a threat made in January, the states of New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey are suing the federal government over the Republican tax reform bill, which President Donald Trump signed into law late last year. At issue is the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s elimination of certain state and local tax deductions, which the states claim are disproportionately harmful to their residents.
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  • NYCHA needs $31.8 billion to repair its properties...it only has $6.84 billion

    NYCHA in hot water as neglected repairs have put hundreds of children at risk of lead poisoning
    After the results of new inspections came in, the New York City Housing Authority announced that it needs $31.8 billion to fix its decrepit housing stock. According to the Wall Street Journal, this is an increase of nearly $7 billion over previous estimates.
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  • New York imposes new consumer protection regulations on credit reporting agencies

    Governor Cuomo takes a hardline on consumer protection, mandating cybersecurity programs and other regulations
    New York announced today that it is requiring credit reporting agencies with significant operations in the state to register with its Department of Financial Services and comply with its cybersecurity standards. Governor Andrew Cuomo has been a vocal proponent of increased consumer protection, especially following the Equifax data breach.
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  • New York man admits to rigging local elections in effort to develop real estate

    Third member of conspiracy to plead guilty
    Last year, two New York real estate developers, Kenneth Nakdimen and Shalom Lamm, pleaded guilty to interfering with a mayoral election in Bloomingburg, New York, including using fake voters, to try to advance stalled construction projects. Now, a third member of the conspiracy has also admitted to taking part in the scheme.
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