I don’t want the title of this blog to scare you but at the same time the CFPB(Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) is out and about looking at Real Estate Companies, Title Companies, and Mortgage Lenders. What are they looking for? They are looking for suspicious and illegal activity that would warrant a fine, and in many cases very large fines. On the East coast and especially the Northern Virginia area there are many Real Estate Joint Ventures. The Join Ventures are usually between the Real Estate company and the Title Company. With the CFPB out in full force is your Real Estate Joint Venture set up correctly and safe?