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The responsibility to regulate RESPA was passed on to the Bureau from HUD which was responsible for the enforcement of RESPA for many years. HUD’s unwavering position statement has always been that charging unearned fees (in a real estate transaction) is Illegal as it violates Section 8 of RESPA. In May 2012, Freeman v Quicken…
The 37th Annual TRETA Conference held in Bryan, Texas was a hit! We had nearly 100 members in attendance representing all over Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and even Arizona! The Thursday CREI Renewal workshop on Thursday led by our new Lifetime Member Len Elder was an excellent session where members learned new interactive learning methods for…
Reverse Mortgage for Purchase By Jerry Rutledge, CREI, DREI, CMC Have you not heard of a reverse mortgage “for purchase”? Maybe it’s because Texas is the only state in our grand union which hasn’t approved reverse mortgages “for purchase”. A reverse mortgage for purchase is possible for those folks over 62 yrs who want to…
Longtime San Jacinto College educator Kevin Morris, TRETA President 2012-2013, strives to motivate students to become independent, lifelong learners. He teaches real estate at all three campuses, and also serves as interim dean of business and technology at the South Campus. Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing department. Q: Why do you feel attending…