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Builders Should Not Own Title Companies

 

Builders want to continue to force consumers to use their in-house title companies.   Allowing a builder to own a title company is little different than allowing a builder to determine if his own title is any good.  Builders recently pummeled HUD witha mountain of letters and a lawsuit to protect this anti-competitive, anti-consumer and manipulative arrangement.

Appraiser's Code of Conduct Under Scrutiny

On July 28th, 2009 CAARE was briefly interviewed on public radio about the problems with the new Home Valuation Code of Conduct.  The purpose of the HVCC is to obtain sound appraisals free of influence and coercion from vendors and parties to the transaction.  The goals are accomplished by preventing interested parties from communicating directly with appraisers.