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Settlements made harder

We're about to see some big changes regarding the delivery of HUD-1 Settlement Statements and Truth-in-Lending Disclosures, which could result in added cost and closing delays for homebuyers, if the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's...

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Say good-bye to the HUD-1 Settlement Statement

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), by mandate under Dodd-Frank, will soon change our world once again. Just barely two years since the title and mortgage industry was turned upside-down with regulatory changes to the Truth-in-Lending...

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What does ‘ground rent’ mean?

A ground rent refers to a scenario where an individual owns his house, but someone else owns the actual property (the “ground”). The homeowner pays the ground rent owner an annual fee, or a ground rent, as a rent on the land. In Baltimore,...

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Maximum VA loan county limits for 2012 released

The Department of Veterans Affairs Loan Guaranty Program recently published county "limits" to be used for VA Loans effective January 1, 2012. Please note, these limits do not reflect a maximum amount that an eligible veteran is permitted...

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