The new rules go into effect on January 14 and affect affiliated real estate business disclosures and the use of computerized loan origination services (CLOs). Affiliated businesses are often mortgage, title or escrow companies who do business with a particular real estate firm. Regulations were developed to prevent consumers from being blindly steered to a particular firm for such services.
The new rule, which was issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development also includes a sample disclosure form.
The rule also puts CLOs under HUD scrutiny, previously computer loan services were exempt from RESPA rules.
In another development, several state regulators recently met with HUD RESPA enforcers to discuss ways of jointly policing various rules and regulations that prevent referral fees, scrutinize affiliated businesses and try to stop kickbacks between industries.
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In the past, regulators have been criticized by consumer groups for turning their back to RESPA type violations.
A growing real estate industry trend of affiliated businesses and preferred vendors has made many consumer groups and regulators nervous and they are looking for a more straightforward policy and set of guidelines to police this trend.
Multimedia Realty Think of Web sites as real estate and you can begin to understand what the owners of Multimedia Realty, Inc. are doing.
The site is a retail Web land peddler, brokering the sale of domain names and Web sites – a virtual mall for Internet property.