The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined RealtySouth, Alabama’s largest real estate firm, $500,000 for allegedly steering consumers to an affiliated title services company.

The order issued Wednesday by the CFPB charges that RealtySouth did not disclose to consumers when buying a house that they had a right to shop around for a title service provider. Instead, customers were directed to TitleSouth LLC, which is owned by the same holding company as RealtySouth.

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