Veterans Affairs loans have spiked since 2007 recession: Study

The percentage share of veterans and active duty service members that applied for a first-time home loan partially guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs nearly doubled in the run up to the financial crisis, a new study out Friday from t…

PHH to pay $750k over military service member foreclosures

PHH Mortgage agreed to pay $750,000 to six service members in response to allegations that the mortgage company unlawfully foreclosed on their homes. 

Government raises fines for RESPA violations

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is raising the price of its fines to adjust for inflation, including penalties for violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). The new fine amounts became law when they were entered into the Federal Register on Jan. 12. 

Say hello to your new CFPB director, Kathy Kraninger

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finally has a non-temporary leader. On Thursday, the Senate voted 50-49 along party lines, with no Democrat voting in support, to approve Kathy Kraninger as the new head of CFPB.

Say hello to your new CFPB director, Kathy Kraninger

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finally has a non-temporary leader. On Thursday, the Senate voted 50-49 along party lines, with no Democrat voting in support, to approve Kathy Kraninger as the new head of CFPB.

Zillow securities fraud lawsuit dismissed

In dismissing the suit, Judge John Coughenour left the option of the plaintiffs to file a revised complaint within 45 days.

Fair Lending policy director faces accusations of racism in blog post

A high-ranking policy director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) responsible for overseeing fair lending practices is under fire for a racially charged blog post.

Cryptocurrency, Cyber Fraud Focus of Trump Task Force

On an executive order by President Trump, four agencies established the Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud last week, charged with guiding “the investigation and prosecution of cases involving fraud on the government, the financial markets and consumers, including cyber fraud and other fraud targeting the elderly, service members and veterans, and other […]

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How would a more conservative Supreme Court impact real estate?

The Supreme Court of the United States could have a more conservative makeup soon, and while it’s purely an exercise in speculation at this point, it could likely be a mixed bag for the real estate industry and consumers.

Zillow cleared in kickback probe

The CFPB ended its investigation into whether Zillow violated an anti-kickback law with a co-marketing program for agents and lenders.