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Federal Court Grants Class Action Status

Federal Judge's Ruling Deals Blow to NAR, Realogy, RE/MAX, Keller Williams, and HomeServices of America and its subsidiaries BHH Affiliates and HSF Affiliates.  After hearing oral arguments, Judge Stephen R. Bough of the US District Court in Western Missouri granted...

2021 RPAC NY Political Contributions

In 2021 RPAC NY contributed nearly $377,000 to state and local politicians.  Contributions ranged from $30 to $55,000.  Contributions made to federal candidates are reported through the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) and will not appear on this report.  Every...

NY Court certifies Dual Agency Lawsuit as Class-Action

On January 21, NY Supreme Court Justice Linda F. Jamieson granted a motion to certify the 2018 lawsuit, against Houlihan Lawrence, as a class action.  The class created includes some 20,000 buyers and sellers involving an estimated 10,000 transactions. The suit seeks...

February Poll Results

The poll was not scientific, 127 respondents took poll, some respondents did not complete all questions. The poll, like all of our polls, was confidential and we did not collect any information on those who took the time to respond.  Thank you to those who...

New CE Requirements take effect Sept 21, 2022

The Bottom Line If your license renews on or after September 21, 2022 you have to meet the new mandatory topics, which are: 3.0 Hours Fair Housing 2.0 Hours Implicit Bias Awareness (New) 1.0 Hour Recent Legal Updates 2.5 Hours Ethical Business Practices 2.0 Hours...

Webinar March 18 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University is a research center that focuses on housing matters. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Center advances understanding of housing issues and informs policyFIXER-UPPER: HOW TO REPAIR AMERICA’S BROKEN...

2022 The Year of Antitrust and Lawyers

2022 promises to keep the lawyers busy.  Since the White House included the brokerage business model in its 2021 Executive Order on Promoting Competition both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission have started investigations into competition...

Advertising News for NY Real Estate Licensees

The first step in staying in compliance is understanding what we mean when we use the word advertising. The advertising regulations cover all “promotion and solicitation related to licensed real estate activity, including but not limited to, advertising via mail...

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