Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) fined the largest real estate firm in Alabama, RealtySouth, $500,000 for improper disclosures that illegally benefited an affiliated company. According to the CFPB release, “RealtySouth’s preprinted form purchase contracts, which its agents provided to homebuyers preparing to make an offer on a home, either explicitly directed or suggested that title and closing services be conducted by its affiliate, TitleSouth.” CFPB Director Richard Cordray stated, “The Consumer Bureau will continue to take action against companies that attempt to modify disclosures and keep consumers in the dark.” For more, read the full release.