Real Estate

Press Releases

Studies

Testimony and Comments


Press Releases

  • Most Consumers View Real Estate Industry and Services Favorably but Understand Them Poorly and Object to Specific Practices, 06/04/07. (PDF)
  • Nontraditional Real Estate Brokers More Active Despite Industry Efforts to Stop Them, 12/13/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Congressional Testimony Calls Real Estate Brokerage System Cockamamie, 07/25/06. (PDF)
  • State Real Estate Regulation Dominated by Industry, 07/21/06. (PDF)
  • New CFA Analysis of Real Estate Cartel Explains How It Can Set Prices, 06/19/06. (PDF)
  • Lower-income and Minority Consumers Most Likely to Prefer and Underestimate Risks of Adjustable Rate Mortgages, 07/26/04. (PDF)

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Studies

  • Nontraditional Real Estate Brokers: Growth and Challenges, 12/13/06. (PDF)
  • State Real Estate Regulation: Industry Dominance and Consumer Costs, 07/21/06. (PDF)
  • How the Real Estate Cartel Harms Consumers and How Consumers Can Protect Themselves, 06/19/06. (PDF)
  • Report on the Racial Impact of AHFC's Finance Charge Markup Policy, Mark A. Cohen Ph.D., 07/27/04. (PDF)

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Testimony and Comments

  • Statement of CFA’s Allen Fishbein on The New Joint Economic Committee Report on The Subprime Lending Crisis, 10/25/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Stephen Brobeck before the House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity of the House Financial Services Committee on Residential Real Estate Brokerage Services: A Cockamamie System that Restricts Competition and Consumer Choice, 07/25/06. (PDF)
  • Statement by Stephen Brobeck about the Real Estate Cartel, 06/21/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to Secretary of HUD on RESPA, 04/11/06. (PDF)

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