Real Estate News – October 1, 2012

One of the few businesses working well for the biggest banks these days is the same one that got them in trouble just five years ago: mortgages (via

Some residents of an Aurora town home community are angry after learning about a rabbit removal operation (via

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is putting $1.4 million toward legal help for renters. It’s part of a $25 billion national settlement the state received in the wake of the foreclosure crisis (via

New Tampa homeowner wins judgment against homeowners association (via

IPOs Are the Latest Sign of Real Estate’s Rebirth (via

A Look at Foreclosure Assistance and Mortgage Modifications (via

Millions of dollars lost by southern Nevada homeowners and community associations in a sweeping fraud case may be gone forever, a federal judge said Thursday (via

A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit against Freddie Mac that accused the mortgage giant and three top executives of understating the level of risky mortgages the company held before the housing bubble burst (via

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that it will be increasing the revenue standards for businesses in 58 categories, including several in real estate (via REALTORMag):

The ink was barely dry on the government’s $25 billion mortgage settlement with the nation’s biggest banks earlier this year when scam artists seized on the opportunity (via

The American Bar Association names real estate malpractice claims as the leading cause of malpractice actions in its “Profile of Legal Malpractice Claims: 2008-2011” report (via REALTORMag):