US Treasury wants more oversight of all-cash real estate deals

The Biden administration is looking to expand reporting requirements on all-cash real estate deals to help crack down on bad actors’ use of the U.S. market to launder money made through illicit activity.

The Treasury Department was posting notice Monday seeking public comment for a potential regulation that would address what it says is a vulnerability in the real estate market.

Currently, title insurance companies in just 12 metropolitan areas are required to file reports identifying people who make all-cash purchases of residential real estate through shell companies if the transaction exceeds $300,000.

read more at: https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2021-12-06/treasury-wants-more-oversight-of-all-cash-real-estate-deals

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