Fair Housing Advertising Guidelines

The Fair Housing Act prohibits certain categories of discrimination in housing. This federal law prohibits publishing advertisements indicating “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on” the protected categories “with respect to the sale or rental of a...

CAR Legal Update

FLOOD INSURANCE CHANGES Property owners in flood zones are likely to get relief under a bill recently signed by the President. Under the bill (1) sales will no longer trigger immediate premium increases, and (2) properties that complied with prior flood map...

New Robocall Rules

REALTORS® who use telemarketing are subject to the Do Not Call rules. The FCC’s new Robocall rules impose some additional requirements for obtaining consent when making a prerecorded telemarketing call to a residential phone number or making an autodialed or...

Videos Look at Changes for 2013 Tax Filings

Learn about the new home office safe harbor and a higher per-mileage deduction that can help them lower their 2013 tax bill in two videos released this week. Also, learn about changes that impact higher-income households, including the new 39.6 percent tax bracket,...

FHA Accepts More e-Signatures

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced that as of January 30, 2014, it is granting expanded authority to lenders to accept electronic signatures (e-Signatures) on documents associated with mortgage loans. Origination, servicing, and loss mitigation...
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