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The Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board has agreed to stop fixing compensation levels for residential real estate appraisal services in Louisiana as part of a settlement reached with the Federal Trade Commission, after the agency alleged that the Board’s conduct violated federal antitrust law.
Following the announcement that the parties have abandoned CoStar’s proposed acquisition of RentPath, Daniel Francis, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition, made this statement:“This is terrific news for consumers. The CoStar/RentPath deal would have combined two close competitors and harmed...
The Federal Trade Commission has filed an administrative complaint, and authorized a suit in federal court, to block internet listing services provider CoStar Group Inc.’s proposed $587.5 million acquisition of competitor RentPath Holdings, Inc. CoStar operates a network of websites, including...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a modifying order against California-based real estate data and analytics company CoreLogic Inc., to address deficiencies in the company’s compliance with a
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice will hold a joint public workshop in Washington, DC on June 5, 2018, to explore competition issues in the residential real estate brokerage industry.The workshop will take place at the FTC’s Constitution Center Auditorium, 400 7th St., SW,...
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice issued the agenda today for a joint public workshop that will explore competition issues in the residential real estate brokerage industry. The workshop will take place on June 5, 2018, at the FTC’s Constitution Center Auditorium, 400 7th St.,...
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice announced today that they will hold a joint public workshop in Washington, DC on June 5, 2018, to explore competition issues in the residential real estate brokerage industry.
In response to a request from North Carolina Assistant Attorney General Roberta A. Ouellette, the directors of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Competition and Bureau of Economics have issued a comment on the competitive impact of proposed legislation affecting...
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board, alleging that the group is unreasonably restraining price competition for appraisal services in Louisiana, contrary to federal antitrust law. The complaint will be submitted to adjudication before...
New web pages on the Federal Trade Commission’s website will highlight the work of the agency’s new Economic Liberty Task Force, which Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced as her first major policy initiative for the agency.
In testimony presented to a U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittee, the Federal Trade Commission described its competition enforcement and advocacy work relating to state regulatory boards and licensing requirements for occupations, trades, and professions.
The National Association of Residential Property Managers, Inc. (NARPM) and the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) have agreed to eliminate provisions in their respective codes of ethics that limit competition among their members, according to the FTC. These settlements are...
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission described how it evaluates the potential competitive effects of regulating occupations, trades, and professions, and the agency’s efforts to promote competition among professionals.

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Competition in the Real Estate BusinessReal estate professionals are changing the way they do business: offering potential buyers the chance to view detailed property listings online, using websites to gather leads on potential customers, and using the Internet to match buyers and sellers. Some are...

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The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice held a joint public workshop in Washington, DC on June 5, 2018, to explore competition issues in the residential real estate brokerage industry. Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest financial transactions most consumers...

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