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REAL ESTATE
March 9, 1986
Gary F. Naiman, president of Pioneer Mortgage Sales, San Diego, has been elected 1986 president of the Mortgage Brokers Institute, a statewide organization of loan brokers and others in real estate finance. Other new officers of the Los Angeles-based association are Dana Pefferle, Equity Home Loans, Campbell, Calif.
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NEWS
October 18, 1989 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's real estate commissioner Tuesday urged passage of a strengthened code of ethics for mortgage loan brokers as a way to protect the public from unscrupulous operators and "enhance the professionalism" of the state's real estate industry. In a public hearing at the State Building, Commissioner James A. Edmonds Jr. took testimony from industry representatives on a series of proposed changes in regulations governing the real estate and mortgage loan businesses.
REAL ESTATE
November 6, 1994 | KENNETH R. HARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a class-action settlement with potential impact on borrowers in every state, a major mortgage company has agreed to refund to consumers undisclosed fees it paid loan brokers to bring in customers at higher than its standard rates. The refunds and penalties, estimated at $2.25 million, will go to homeowners who allegedly were charged excessive rates and fees on their mortgages. The case involves about 300 loans made in Virginia by Georgia-based Fleet Finance Inc.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1991 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the result of a federal regulatory order, Russell M. Jedinak resigned Friday as chairman of Guardian Savings & Loan and was replaced by William J. Crawford, former commissioner of the state Department of Savings and Loan. The cease-and-desist order by thrift regulators also restricts the lending activity of the once fast-growing thrift, resulting in the layoffs of 185 people in Guardian's loan operations. That amounts to about 26% of the thrift's 700-person work force.
REAL ESTATE
October 13, 1996 | KENNETH R. HARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Home loan applicants nationwide should be the beneficiaries of a new Federal Reserve Board rule on upfront disclosures of fees charged by mortgage brokers. Effective Sept. 30, all fees levied by loan brokers and paid directly by the borrower must be included as part of the mandatory truth-in-lending finance charge disclosure that consumers receive within three business days of applying for a home mortgage.
REAL ESTATE
May 23, 1993 | LISA ADAM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After months of house searching, problems with financial institutions and our mortgage broker and days of living in a limbo, my husband and I and our two small children are finally in our new-to-us Pasadena home. Both of us have been gainfully employed since our graduation from USC eight years ago. We owe no major credit bills and our credit is established as A-1.
REAL ESTATE
September 8, 1985
Ronald R. Bieber, founder and president of Spartan Home Loan, Sacramento, has been elected president of the California Independent Mortgage Brokers Assn. Other new officers are Leonard R. Simon, South Bay Mortgage, Lawndale, treasurer; Allan B. Polin, Aames Home Loan, Los Angeles, secretary; Gary K. Judis, Aames Home Loan, first vice president, Southern Region; John A.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2004 | From Dow Jones Newswires
As Adelphia Communications Corp.'s stock price tanked in late 2001 and 2002, tens of millions of dollars in cash were wired to Smith Barney to cover the Rigas family's margin loan, a broker testified Tuesday. Highland Communications, a Rigas-owned entity, had a $100-million margin loan through Smith Barney, broker Richard Cavallaro testified in the fraud trial of former Adelphia Chairman John Rigas, two of his sons and a fourth former executive.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1999 | KAREN E. KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Question: I want to start a loan and personal-property brokerage. I looked in the telephone book and called the city clerk's office but no one could give me any information on rules and licensing. Any help you can give will be appreciated. --Phillip Rosenfield, Sherman Oaks * Answer: You must be licensed by the Department of Real Estate before you can become a business broker qualified to broker transactions involving real estate.
BUSINESS
August 12, 1988 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Thursday postponed until Monday a ruling on a state regulators' request that the court take First Alliance Mortgage out of the hands of its management. The Department of Corporations sued the Orange-based home loan broker Wednesday, accusing it of a longstanding pattern of racial discrimination in its lending practices. The state seeks orders appointing a receiver and forbidding management to tamper with the company's records.
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