Due to the merger of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and the Truth in Lending Act, two new forms are emerging. The Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure will replace the HUD-1 settlement and the Good Faith Estimate forms. You can access the new forms, and other materials to help you get accustomed to all these changes to your industry on the CFPB website.
Recently, NAR hosted a webcast explaining the changes to REALTORS® in Louisiana, Florida, and Washington. You can watch a recording of the webcast featuring attorney Phil Schulman and NAR Senior Counsel Finley Maxon online.
Gmail recently changed some things.
And even if you don’t think you have Gmail, you still should read this.
Recently Gmail released an update that changed the way messages are filtered. In some cases, messages that previously went to in boxes are now going into spam/junk boxes. You may have noticed there are now category tabs (Social, Primary, & Promotions) into which your e-mail gets sorted as it is delivered.
Even if you don’t use a Gmail account, this change may still affect you. Many custom email domains actually use a Gmail platform in the background. Custom domain examples would include john@johndoe .com and some of the brokerage emails in our market, john@xyzbrokerage .com.