BRRETA and Broker Liability to Clients

The Brokerage Relationships in Real Estate Transactions Act (“BRRETA”) is a consumer protection state statute that governs the relationship between real estate brokers and consumers of real estate brokerage services in Georgia in order to protect both brokers and consumers from issues that may arise from time-to-time regarding the relationship between the two.  BRRETA states Read more about BRRETA and Broker Liability to Clients[…]

Real Estate Agents: Are You Giving Your Clients Legal Advice? Here’s What You Should Know

Think about the following scenario: A newly married couple has excitedly embarked upon buying their first home and have hired a real estate agent to help them locate their new home.  The husband and wife’s respective parents have given them money for a large down payment.  The couple called a mortgage lender and have been Read more about Real Estate Agents: Are You Giving Your Clients Legal Advice? Here’s What You Should Know[…]

Kickbacks and the CFPB: How to Keep your Nose Clean as a Real Estate Agent

Depending on the circumstances, a combination of federal and state laws govern real estate transactions.  If a “federally related mortgage loan” is being taken out to acquire a property, federal law is triggered, specifically the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”). Section 2607(a) of RESPA states, “[n]o person shall give and no person shall accept Read more about Kickbacks and the CFPB: How to Keep your Nose Clean as a Real Estate Agent[…]

Craig Long Achieves Victory for Elderly Client in Forsyth County, Superior Court in Land Contract Case

Craig Long won a substantial victory in the Superior Court of Forsyth County, for his 88-year-old client in January of 2017. Mr. Long’s client (plaintiff), owns several acres of prime real estate in Forsyth County, Georgia on Post Road.  In 2014, the plaintiff and three other neighboring property owners agreed to assemble their tracts of Read more about Craig Long Achieves Victory for Elderly Client in Forsyth County, Superior Court in Land Contract Case[…]