Fidelity National Financial said it has delivered more than 800,000 startSafe digital opening packages to consumers as part of its initiative to promote a safer and transparent experience for agents and buyers.
A Maryland borrower sued her servicer for allegedly failing to conduct a reasonable investigation and respond to a qualified written request (QWR) and notice of error (NOE).
The borrower’s property was advertised for a tax sale after her escrow account became deficient for unpaid water bill charges on a Baltimore duplex unit she owned. The servicer argued it complied with its obligations under RESPA.
At the National Settlement Services Summit (NS3), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Brian Montgomery shared with a virtual audience his views on how things have been progressing for homeowners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Montgomery also discussed how the Federal Housing Administration is assisting people with home loans during financial hardship, as well as the key role technology is playing during remote working environments.
Read on for more of what Montgomery told conference attendees.
The borrowers in a foreclosure action filed suit against the foreclosing entity, alleging years of misdeeds and misrepresentations by the seller and others and that their property was foreclosed upon to force the borrowers to renegotiate two lease-to-own property agreements. Read on for more details.
After the new holder of an easement for the exclusive use of a parking lot asserted its right to use the parking lot, an adjacent property owner filed suit for adverse possession. When the trial court granted the adjacent property owner’s claim, the easement holder appealed, arguing that the property owner’s use of the parking lot was not hostile. Read on for more details.
Four ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation introduced legislation to provide Americans with more choice and control over their personal data and require businesses to be more transparent and accountable for their data practices, in addition to enhancing the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to enforce the act. Read on for more details.
After their property was foreclosed upon, property owners in Chicago alleged that the foreclosure sale should not have been approved because the public notice of the sale did not comply with state law. The case eventually went to the First District Appellate Court of Illinois.