Lawsuit accuses realtor.com of defrauding agents

In an emailed statement, realtor.com spokesperson Janice McDill told Inman: “The allegations are without merit, and we will defend the case vigorously…” …

Illinois broker fined $14,000 after listing property without owner’s consent

“When you’re in their system you’re at the mercy of their system,” said Davis, who called the agency a “Kangaroo Court…” …

4 reasons Dodd-Frank will not be repealed by Trump

Many people, especially real estate professionals, are anticipating President Trump’s pledge to remove regulations relating to financial services and the rollback of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act …

Mortgage lender PHH asks court to deny CFPB rehearing

When a federal appeals court made a controversial decision that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) single-director organizational structure is “unconstitutional,” it was no surprise that the CFPB asked the court to reconsider …

What mortgage brokers need to know before getting bonded

Many states require mortgage brokers to get bonded before they start brokering. Brokers may not always be aware of why posting a surety bond is necessary — after all it requires additional time and paperwork …

Zillow settles 4 employee discrimination and harassment suits

Zillow Group has cleared several legal ensnarements with its employees in Irvine, California, just before heading into the first day of trial with archrival Move Inc. today. During a court-ordered conference on May 5, Zillow settled four lawsuits that …

Inman Educational Webinar: How NOT to get sued

n this webinar, landlord-tenant law expert Puneet Singh covers what property managers can do to safeguard against tenant and employee litigation …

Could the Supreme Court put an end to open house signs?

Open house signs dot the sidewalks on a weekend morning — it’s a sight of familiarity for our clients and our businesses. Based on a recent legal ruling, those signs might disappear in short order. That’s unless Realtor associations nationwide step up…

Why it’s important to work with a licensed and bonded mortgage broker

Making the real estate purchase of a lifetime is a big decision. For many individuals and businesses, this means looking for a good mortgage loan deal. Mortgage brokers are an indispensable partner in this process. Today they are the most popular selle…

How to make use of local real estate records

When buying real estate, there’s a pit-stop that many people overlook: the records center or permits desk of the local municipality. Real estate is about planning for the future, and no one wants to buy a home only to learn that the zoning requirements…