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(US) Two More Courts ‘Just Say No’ to Transfer Taxes for Fannie and Freddie

Last week, two more federal district courts dismissed suits seeking to collect transfer real estate taxes from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and their conservator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Counties in New Jersey and Maryland had brought class action suits, arguing the government-backed mortgage guarantors failed to pay state and local real estate transfer taxes … Continue Reading

(US) Court Rules Ben Franklin Wrong: Transfer Taxes are not a Certainty for Fannie or Freddie in Pennsylvania

With cash-strapped states and counties feeling increasing budgetary pressure, lawsuits seeking to collect real estate transfer taxes from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are popping up all over the nation. In the wake of the economic downturn, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have acquired vast portfolios of properties. It’s no wonder states have their eyes … Continue Reading