Federal Issues

FinCEN proposes Additional Reporting and Record Keeping Regulations on Certain Real Estate Transfers

March 22, 2024

Recently, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking titled, Anti-Money Laundering Regulations for Residential Real Estate Transfers. The rule imposes reporting and record-keeping requirements on certain persons involved in real estate closings and settlements for non-financed residential real estate transactions. Comments about the proposed rule will be received by the Network until April 16, 2024.

The purpose of the rule is to address money laundering, and illicit financial crimes involving real estate. The rule imposes a cascading reporting requirement, where certain persons involved in real estate transactions are required to file a “Real Estate Report” no later than 30 days after the date of closing.  NAR will submit their comments before the April 16th deadline.

About the ARA Market Brief

The Atlanta REALTORS® (ARA Market Brief is compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) and provides the only regionally focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single-family residential properties. The Market Brief covers the following 11 counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Paulding, and Rockdale.

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*Each month, the numbers reported for the previous month are updated to reflect additional recordings.

About the Atlanta REALTORS® Association

The Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA) has been an instrumental factor in the growth of real estate in the state of Georgia for more than a century. With over 14,000 members, Atlanta is the largest association in Georgia and is considered to be one of the strongest and most successful REALTOR® organizations in the nation. ARA serves as a central source of information for its members, mainly focusing on real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in the industry, and representing REALTORS® members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community.

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