FTC Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule Impacts Many Real Estate Professionals

Goldstein & Levy, P.A., General Counsel Legal Bulletin February 28, 2011 | FTC Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule Impacts Many Real Estate Professionals On January 31, 2011 the FTC’s Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) Rule (the, “Rule”) took effect. The Rule is designed to protect financially distressed homeowners from mortgage relief scams that have…

A 25-Year Foreclosure?

Goldstein & Levy, P.A., General Counsel Legal Bulletin February 3, 2011 | A 25-Year Foreclosure? Recent news stories have focused on the problems and delays that have been encountered throughout the country by mortgage lenders and their attorneys in connection with the management and processing of an overwhelming number of foreclosures on residential properties.  A…

New Legislation Regulates Services Provided Through “Real Estate Teams”

Goldstein & Levy, P.A., General Counsel Legal Bulletin September 30, 2010 | New Legislation Regulates Services Provided Through “Real Estate Teams” On May 20, 2010, Governor O’Malley signed into law Chapter670, HB 406 entitled “Real Estate Licensees—Services Provided Through Teams” (the “Act”) which regulates the provision of real estate brokerage and sales services and activities…