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August 31, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Thornburg Mortgage Inc. Ch. 11 trustee wins $45 million against RBC Capital Markets LLC for seizing and miscalculating the value of some mortgage-backed securities from Thornburg in 2007. Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. will not be liable for $38 million … Continue reading

August 28, 2015

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

According to the Family Outcomes Study conducted by HUD, Housing Choice Vouchers are critical in families maintaining housing. Children from homeless families that receive vouchers “are less likely to miss school, and they experience lower rates of hunger and domestic … Continue reading

August 26, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The Effect of Economic Growth of a City on Its Neighboring Areas – Evidence from the US, T.M. Tonmoy Islam. Realigning Metrics of Economic Well-Being in Residential and Commercial Development Through Sustainable Land Use Planning, Blake Hudson, Washburn Law Journal, … Continue reading

August 24, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Building investors sue Waterbridge Capital LLC for $10 million for allegedly selling units and pocketing profits, refusing to pay back its investors. Hurricane Sandy $25 million contract-insurance suit is dismissed against one of the defendants, Arch Insurance Group and its … Continue reading

August 19, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The Impact on LEED Neighborhood Certification on Condo Prices, Julia Freybote, Hua Sun & Xi Yang, Real Estate Economics, Vol. 43, Issue 3, pp. 586-608, 2015. Information Externalities, Neighborhood Characteristics and Home Mortgage Pricing and Underwriting, Ioan Voicu, Irina Paley, … Continue reading

August 18, 2015

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched an Online Guide for Real Estate Professionals to understand their obligations under the new “Know Before You Owe” mortgage disclosure rules, which become effective October 3, 2015.  The Know Before You Owe mortgage initiative … Continue reading

August 17, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Plaintiffs in class action suit against JPMorgan Chase & Co., who were fraudulently charged unnecessary home inspection fees, argue that the bank cannot avoid class certification because Chase admitted that “determining whether an inspection was reasonable requires an assessment of … Continue reading