Highlights of the Texas Legislative Session IV

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Our Attorney David Dulock is recapping highlights of the Texas Legislative Session in a four-part series we’re posting throughout the month. Here’s the final update summarizing 13 bills that were effective on or before September 1, 2019. Click here for more detail https://bit.ly/2zpaUaG By the way, if you’d like regular updates on laws, regulations, and policies that affect the industry, …

Highlights of the Texas Legislative Session III

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Our Attorney David Dulock is recapping highlights of the Texas Legislature in a four-part series we’re posting throughout the month.   Here’s the third update, which summarizes three bills effective immediately.  They include new laws regarding reporting information to consumer reporting agencies; homestead exemptions for properties rendered uninhabitable or unusable by a disaster; and application of the limit on appraised values …

Look for Our Team at These Upcoming Industry Gatherings

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Networking with clients and prospective clients is important to us, as is staying current on industry trends and news. Our team will be attending these upcoming events. We hope to see you there! Sep. 14-16 – 2019 NAMB National Conference and Trade Show.  Las Vegas, NV Sep. 23-25 – MBA Regulatory Compliance Conference.  Washington, DC Sep. 26-29 – NAHREP at …

Highlights of the Texas Legislative Session II

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Our Attorney David Dulock is recapping highlights of the Texas Legislature in a four-part series we’re posting throughout the month.  Here’s his second update which summarizes Senate Bill 614 and House Bill 1442.  Senate Bill 614 continues in existence the Finance Commission of Texas, the Department of Banking, and the Savings and Mortgage Lending Department to September 1, 2031.  House …

Highlights of the Texas Legislative Session I

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Our Attorney David Dulock is recapping highlights of the Texas Legislature in a four-part series we’re posting throughout the month.  First up is his update on Senate Bill 2330, which grants temporary authority for certain individuals to act as a residential mortgage loan originator in Texas under certain condition.  Click here for more.  https://bit.ly/34baSSb By the way, if you’d like …

Helping the North Texas Food Bank Knock Out Hunger

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Hunger can often be a hidden issue in any community, even in our own. Across the North Texas Food Bank 13-county service area, more than 800,000 people are food insecure – 1 in 6 people and 1 in 4 children.  With this in mind, Black, Mann & Graham LLP is joining other local law firms across North Texas for a friendly …

Disparate Impact – HUD Proposes Amendments to 24 CFR Part 100

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In the August 19, 2019, issue of the Federal Register (84 FR 42854) HUD published a proposed rule to amend HUD’s 2013 regulatory interpretation of the Fair Housing Act’s disparate impact standard. HUD’s 2013 regulatory interpretation is set forth in 24 CFR Part 100. In the proposed rule HUD proposes to replace the current discriminatory effects standard in §100.500 with …

Need a Refresher on Texas Survey Requirements?

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Last month, we told you we were producing eight new instructional videos to help you stay current with industry topics, rules, and regulations.  We’re pleased to feature the first of the videos: Texas Survey Requirements as presented by Attorney and Partner Shawn Black. Watch for updates about other videos in coming weeks or click on our BM&G website Resource tab for …

Survey Requirements in Texas

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Please click on the video below to access the Survey Requirements in Texas video. Please make sure you have your speakers on to listen and follow the presentation materials. You may download the documents which are covered in the Survey Requirements in Texas presentation located below the video. For the best view of the documents open the following PDF file …

BM&G Team Helping Kids Start School Year on the Right Foot

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Many BM&G team members are proud parents, grandparents, aunt and uncles, too.  That may explain why we have such a soft spot for kids who need a hand up.  Our teams in Dallas and Flower Mound supported two back-to-school efforts this year to help children in our community start the school year ready to learn. In Flower Mound, our staff …