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Contracts to Buy Residential Real Estate Climbs to 9-Year High

Date 07-01-2015

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), pending home sales continued to make impressive gains last month, rising to the highest level since April 2006. In May, more Americans signed contracts to purchase homes, as these pending sales reached their highest levels in over nine years. Large gains in pending home sales in the […]

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Distressed Homeowner? Freddie Mac Offers a Complete Guide to Foreclosures and Alternatives

Date 06-22-2015

As part of a new website launched this week, Freddie Mac is now offering distressed homeowners a complete guide to foreclosure and prevention, from assessing your situation to what to do when your home has been foreclosed on. “MyHome by Freddie Mac” is an option on Freddie Mac’s site offering homeowners various options under the […]

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CFPB Fails to Comply with Congressional Review Act Moving TRID date to Oct. 3rd

Date 06-18-2015

In a statement made June 17th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a proposal to delay implementation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule until Oct. 1st. The CFPB’s original implementation date of Aug. 1st had been been pushed to Oct. 1st, as they claim an “administrative error” caused the delay of Know Before […]

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Uber It! Broward County Motor Carrier Ordinance Passes 4/28/15

Date 05-27-2015

At the April 28th Broward County Public Hearing, the Board of County Commissioners voted to update and expand the County’s Motor Carrier Ordinance. As some of you may know, this item sparked a lot of attention, and now, the ordinance provides a framework allowing Uber, Lyft and other Transportation Network Carriers to operate legally within […]

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DISTRACTED DRIVER AWARENESS MONTH

Date 04-28-2015

As we have mentioned before, we are delighted to share articles that may be of interest to our clients. This article, by our friend Steven Farbman, caught our attention and we felt it was worthy of your review. Distracted Driver Awareness Month by Steven Farbman, Esq. For more than 30 years, The Law Offices of […]

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