Legal Blog - RESPA

  • Oct 31, 2016

    What You Don't Know About RESPA Part 1 of 2

    Before undertaking any activity with a settlement service provider or accepting any payments, goods, or services from a provider, NAR recommends speaking with an attorney familiar with RESPA
  • Sep 30, 2016

    What You Don't Know About RESPA part 2 OF 2

    The amount paid to a real estate broker or agent must be commensurate with the value of those goods and services.
  • Sep 27, 2016

    Realtors and RESPA: Are Realtors Getting Religion

    Most REALTORS® are aware of the anti-kickback provisions of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. "No man shall giveth, Yea, neither shall he receiveth, any thing of value pursuant to any covenant under the heavens that calleth for referrals of settlement services."
  • Sep 23, 2016

    Payments to Subordinate Lien Holders on HUD-1

    All payments made in connection with a RESPA-covered transaction must be disclosed on the HUD-1/1A Settlement Statement.
  • Sep 20, 2016

    Guide to Unearned Real Estate Fees

    A new guide that further explains HUD's RESPA Statement of Policy on Unearned Fees is now available online.
  • Sep 16, 2016

    Hidden Threats

    Any real estate activity conducted subsequent to the expiration date of a license may constitute unlicensed activity and be subject to prosecution.
  • Sep 13, 2016

    Legal Myths Kickback vs. Rebate

    Commission credits can be accounted for correctly in a number of the ways on the HUD-1 settlement statement