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What is a Qualified Written Request to a Servicer? Two Court Opinions Could Change the Definition

BLOG VIEW: Under RESPA, servicers are required to respond to qualified written requests (QWRs) from borrowers. Regulation X divides these requests into two categories: a request for information (RFI) or notice of error (NOE). Recently one federal appeals court, the US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Virginia, issued an opinion narrowing the definition of a QWR. Meanwhile, the 9th Circuit is considering a similar issue and is expected to rule on

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Mark Buhler

The Surfing Appraiser

Riding the waves of the appraisal profession can result in a range of outcomes and emotions over time. Appraisers, and surfers, have varying levels of

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Timothy Andersen, MAI, MSc., CDEI, MNAA

“Naked, Unarmed, and Alone?”

Question: “My state board recently charged me with authoring a misleading report. I got the client to write a letter to the state indicating my

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