Tag Archives: Mortgage

Sharia Law and the Mortgage Interest Deduction (Part I)

Today’s blog post was written with the assistance of Daniel S. Eckenrode.  Daniel received his JD and LLM in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law. He is avidly learning about US- Middle Eastern international taxation. Daniel’s interest in this … Continue reading

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Swarming States Wield Dodd-Frank Against PHH Mortgage Corporation

Last week, regulators from 49 states and the District of Columbia announced a $45 million settlement with PHH Mortgage Corporation. Left unsaid was how that settlement would become legally enforceable and whether it would fully exonerate PHH. The answers to … Continue reading

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Overseas Home? Mortgage Interest Deductions – The New US Tax Law

Sweeping tax reform was signed into law by President Trump on December 22.  The new tax law carries the official title “An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget … Continue reading

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Louisiana Supreme Court Grants Writs from Second Circuit Decision Finding Holder of Mortgage Encumbering a Mineral Lease Solidarily Liable with Mineral Lessees for Damages Resulting from the Mineral Lessees’ Breach of Contractual and Statutory Obligations

On Friday, December 15, the Louisiana Supreme Court granted three separate writ applications filed by each of the defendants in Gloria’s Ranch, L.L.C. v. Tauren Exploration, Inc.  These applications sought review of the Louisiana Second Circuit’s June 2, 2017 decision affirming … Continue reading

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Latest Settlement Reveals Mortgage Fraud Continued Years After Financial Crisis Ended

We are reaching the end of a decade since mortgage fraud hit its peak in 2007. However, the latest settlement by IberiaBank suggests that at least one lender continued aspects of mortgage fraud against the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) well … Continue reading

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