Tag Archives: FinCEN

All-Cash Residential Real Estate Transactions – New Government Oversight Rules (Update)

Summary – ‘On July 17th, 2016, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U. S. Department of Treasury, issued Geographic Targeting Orders to all title companies. The orders impose temporary new data collection and reporting requirements for all cash purchases of residential real estate by corporate entities in certain counties.‘ We continue […]

FinCEN Disclosures (Geographic Targeting Orders) For Cash Real Estate Transactions Expanded!

August 12th Hallmark Abstract Service examined the unintended consequences that resulted from the government edict intended to address one issue while impacting another one! The article titled ‘New York City Real Estate, Government Edicts And The Inevitable Unintended Consequences!‘ looked at the result from the requirement for title insurance company’s to disclose the actual buyer […]

New York City Real Estate, Government Edicts And The Inevitable Unintended Consequences!

Most if not all of us have heard the phrase that ‘the road to hell is paved with good intentions’! Given that, is it also a sad truth that many government policies once implemented, have unintended consequences the majority of which seem to be more painful than helpful for the masses?   For the sake of this argument […]

Feds To Track High-End, All-Cash Real Estate Transactions In Manhattan And Miami!

The US Treasury Departments Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to begin tracking high-end real estate sales! FinCEN Takes Aim at Real Estate Secrecy in Manhattan and Miami “Geographic Targeting Orders” Require Identification for High–End Cash Buyers WASHINGTON – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) that will temporarily require certain U.S. […]