Mortgage Escrow Account Rules Could Mean Borrowers Are Owed Interest

Mortgage Escrow Account Rules Could Mean Borrowers Are Owed Interest

A new class action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Aug. 7, 2018 alleges that Bank of America routinely ignores mortgage escrow account rules. Plaintiff Alex C. is a citizen of New York State and a resident of Queens Village. He is seeking to hold the financial giant accountable for their alleged failure to pay interest on escrow accounts that are often a condition of receiving financing for a...

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Section 5-601 Interest on deposits in escrow with mortgage investing institutions

Section 5-601 Interest on deposits in escrow with mortgage investing institutions

Interest on deposits in escrow with mortgage investing institutions. Any mortgage investing institution which maintains an escrow account pursuant to any agreement executed in connection with a mortgage on any one to six family residence occupied by the owner or on any property owned by a cooperative apartment corporation, as defined in subdivision twelve of section three hundred sixty of the tax law, (as such subdivision was in effect on...

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Hedge Fund Puts $150 Million to Invest in Homes on Startup Point

Hedge Fund Puts $150 Million to Invest in Homes on Startup Point

A startup that buys equity in American homes just got its largest financial commitment to date through a $150 million boost from a New York hedge fund, amid rising home prices that are fueling demand for home-equity products. Point Digital Finance Inc. lends capital to people and receives partial ownership in their homes in return. The three-year-old startup targets customers who are seeking an alternative to traditional loans. Atalaya Capital...

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Google’s $2.5B deal for Chelsea Market is second-largest ever in NYC

Google’s $2.5B deal for Chelsea Market is second-largest ever in NYC

Just call it Alphabet Alley. Google, whose parent company is now named Alphabet, is buying everyone’s favorite Chelsea Market from Jamestown for a price that sources say will hit — if not top — an astounding $2.5 billion. At that altitude, the deal will become the second-largest full single-asset sale ever in the Big Apple. The $2.8 billion sale of the GM Building in 2007 is No. 1. Google previously bought 111 Eighth Ave. in...

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