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Illinois Moving Forward on Regulatory Guidance for Title Insurance Fees

In a most welcome development, last week I attended a meeting at the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago called by the...

Regulations and compliance

Closing a Volatile Year

As 2017 comes to a close, I am hard pressed to think of a year in my lifetime that witnessed so much Washington-based controversy since Vietnam coupled with Watergate. ...

CFPB, Housing, Taxes, TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure

The Tax Plan Cometh

We have to address the elephant in the room: tax code changes and their effect on housing in 2018 and beyond. First, NAR reports that next year could see an increase in...

Cyber-security, Taxes, TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure

Housing Inventory Still an Issue

Commercial Real Estate, Cyber-security, Housing, Real Estate Market

Homes more valuable than ever. Is that a good thing?

As CNBC reported, last week Zillow said that the median value of all U.S. homes has exceeded $200,000, the highest it ...

CFPB, Cyber-security, Housing

Housing, Housing, Housing

Naturally, there’s nothing more critical to the real estate economy then the state of the housing market, and the news was positive recently as NAR Chief Economist La...

Cyber-security, Housing, HUD

Technology and Real Estate

According to survey results released in December by Fannie Mae, demand for and use of mobile mortgage products almost doubled over the course of 12 months. The survey c...

Housing, Mortgages, Technology

New Year, New President

We’ve just inaugurated a new President, and as we move forward as a nation in a different direction, uncertainty seems to be the dominant factor. No one knows how the...

Real Estate Market, The Economy