Can CRE Lead the Way?
Last year’s federal tax legislation has begun to sink in, with employers adjusting withholding levels to match the new IRS charts and many employees seeing larger paychecks as a result. It’s hard ...
Commercial Real Estate, Housing, TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure
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 Illinois Department of Financia...
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. Front and center on my mind at t...
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 existing home sales due to an i...
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 has ever been. Zillow also said ...
CFPB, Cyber-security, Housing