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FTC accuses Louisiana Real Estate Appraisal Board of violating federal law with fee rules
The rules established by the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisal Board, the regulatory body that oversees property appraisals in the state, violate federal antitrust laws and stifle competition for appraisal services due to strict requirements to adhere to ...

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Louisiana Real Estate Appraisal Board fights back against FTC price-fixing allegations
The FTC's complaint alleges that Dodd-Frank “neither requires nor authorizes the restrictions that the board placed on appraisal fees.” And according to the FTC, the state's rules and the board's insistence on enforcing them limits the freedom of ...

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Realtor.com News

How Much Are Mortgage Fees? The Costs That Come With Your Loan
Realtor.com News
The most common mortgage fees also fall under the umbrella of closing costs, those expenses you pay when you close on your house that help facilitate the sale (i.e., the appraisal fee, the title search, and the processing fee). Although it's difficult ...

24/7 Wall St.

How Much Do Fees Add to the Cost of a Mortgage?
24/7 Wall St.
Appraisal fee ($450 to $650): Your lender almost certainly will require an independent appraisal of the home's value and most will require you to pay the fee before the loan is approved. Closing fee ($300 to $600): This fee pays the cost of having a ...

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Albuquerque Journal

Paying inspection fees up front can prove dicey for buyer
Albuquerque Journal
Q: I made an offer to buy a house and the seller sent a counteroffer and wants me to pay the appraisal and inspections up front and then get reimbursed at closing. What happens if I walk away from the house because of something I find during the ...

FTC Challenges La. Real Estate Board Over Fee Rule
Law360 (subscription)
The competition watchdog filed an administrative complaint against the board challenging regulations that it said effectively require appraisal management companies, which act as agents for lenders in arranging for real estate appraisals, to pay fees ...

Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)

New Jersey Giveth And Taketh Away: Recent Steps to Reduce And To Increase Regulatory Burden On Home ...
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)
That regulation, N.J.A.C. 3:1-16.2(a)3, required the Department to conduct and publish in the New Jersey Register an annual survey of third party appraisal fees (the “Annual Survey”). The purpose of the Annual Survey was to enable the Department to ...

United States: FTC Sues Louisiana Appraisers For Price Fixing
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
On May 31, 2017, the FTC filed an administrative complaint alleging that the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board ("Board"), a state agency controlled by real estate appraisers, violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by fixing real estate appraisal fees ...

HousingWire (blog)

Hey 50-percenters, there is no "appraiser shortage” so knock it off
HousingWire (blog)
To do that, AMCs take half of the market rate appraisal fee to manage us. This administrative fee is earned by confirming we had a license, forcing us to interact daily with 19-year olds — chewing gum checking on the status of their appraisal ...


What are the fees associated with personal loans?
Potential loan fees in these cases are similar to mortgage and auto loans, except that fees relating directly to the collateral do not apply (think dealer delivery charges for an automobile or appraisal fees for a mortgage). Here are the personal loan ...

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