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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • A snapshot of mortgage news across U.S.

    Once again, the printouts heralding housing news that are heaped on my desk threaten to fall over and hurt me. In the name of safety, let's get the news (much of it mortgage-related) to the people:
  • Consumer bureau to test electronic mortgage closings

    The days of sitting down at a home mortgage closing and leaving 20 minutes later with keys to a new home are getting closer. An electronic closing pilot program, to be rolled out this year by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, aims to form...

    Homeowners can challenge eminent domain compensation

    Homeowners can challenge eminent domain compensation
    Q: My state government has plans to expand our rapid transit railway system, and many of us are concerned that they will take our houses to complete the project. What is the law on this? Do they have the absolute right to do this? A: You are referring...

    Be an informed consumer

    People sometimes ask me whether a product or company is reliable, or if I can recommend a business or professional to do work for them. I'm usually not in a position to make such endorsements. Instead, I point people to places where they can do their...

    Not even death stops banks from deducting fees

    Not even death stops banks from deducting fees
    Rocco Bersane died in March at the age of 56 after being hospitalized for a gallbladder infection and liver failure. At the time of his death, Bersane had about $1,175 in a Bank of America checking account. His disability-related Social Security...