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Vermont Updates Mortgage Broker Rules
Posted on 4 Nov 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation has adopted regulations that update the rules for the licensing and regulation of mortgage brokers. The regulation sets forth standards on: · Individuals who may be authorized to act as a mortgage... Read More

Appellate Division Holds That Buyer Can Sue Seller's Broker For Failing To Relay Offer To Seller
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 by Peter J. Gallagher

In a decision issued earlier this month, the Appellate Division reinstated a lawsuit against a real estate broker who failed to relay an offer from the buyer to its client, the seller. If you are thinking, as I was, "of course the court would do... Read More

Fourth Circuit Limits Liability under Maryland Mortgage Finder’s Fee Act
Posted on 28 Aug 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Daniel J. Tobin, Alan S. Kaplinsky, Richard J. Andreano, John D. Socknat, and Michael S. Waldron In two recent opinions, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit substantially limited the potential scope of liability under the Maryland... Read More