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Title Insurance

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Why Did Your Underwriter Ask for THAT on this Commercial Deal?

August 27th, 2018 | Title Insurance

By Marjorie Bardwell Commercial vs Residential. It’s not just the size of the deal or the use of the property that make these two very different animals. The nature of the commercial transaction—the national players, the out of state closing—these are just a few of the added layers you may…

Yes, There’s Still RESPA Enforcement #TitleInsurance #RealEstateAttorney

August 27th, 2018 | Title Insurance

By Phillip Schulman Remnants of the Richard Cordray led Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are fading. A new sheriff in town, Mick Mulvaney, is remaking and reordering agency priorities. This CFPB is engaging in a new set of regulatory and enforcement priorities. Businesses are no longer being viewed as the enemy, but instead are being […]

Why Buying #TitleInsurance Is not like Buying Shoes Online #LandCourt #RealEstateLaw #Attorney

August 25th, 2018 | Title Insurance

By Dean Collura Let’s say you own an e-commerce shoe store. Tracking how many people purchase the shoes from your online marketing is pretty simple. A certain number of people view your ad (online marketing), some of them click on the ad, some of those people add the shoes to…

The Docket: Virginia Court Addresses Need for Corrective Instruments Involving Trusts

August 24th, 2018 | Title Insurance

Citation: Janet Kruck v. Mark Krisak, et al., 2018 WL 2386671 (May 23, 2018) Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia; Bernhard, J. Facts: The dates are crucial to this case which concerned the conveyance of an easement burdening property that had been conveyed into an inter vivos trust. Austin Foster granted an easement to his […]

Who Can Claim Property Based on Adverse Possession in #Massachusetts ? #LandCourt

July 23rd, 2018 | Title Insurance

Who Can Claim Property Based on Adverse Possession in #Massachusetts ? #LandCourt How a trespasser can end up gaining ownership over a Massachusetts landowner’s property. As a homeowner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, your property is likely your most valued asset. Unlike a car or other piece of personal property, your home is an investment, […]

Franklin #Development Property #Mortgaged for $46 Million #mortgage #realestatedevelopment

July 20th, 2018 | Title Insurance

Franklin Development Property Mortgaged for $46,838,681 Million – https://mailchi.mp/bldup/franklin-development-property-mortgaged-for-46838681-million […]

Federal Sting Disrupts, Recovers $14 Million in Fraudulent Wire Transfers

June 28th, 2018 | Title Insurance

Federal authorities—including the Department of Justice and the FBI—coordinated a major law enforcement effort to disrupt international Business Email compromise (BEC) schemes designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals. The six-month sweep called Operation WireWire resulted in 74 arrests (42 in the United States), as well…

BuyerDocs Unveils Service That Sends Wire Instructions Via #Text

June 25th, 2018 | Title Insurance

BuyerDocs Unveils Service That Sends Wire Instructions Via Text BuyerDocs recently launched a service that allows companies to send text/call notifications to alert homebuyers of their wiring instructions. This is an additional notification to the email the homebuyer also receives. Here’s an example of the text message homebuyers receive: The dialog for the phone call […]

What Do Consumers Really Want from the #RealEstate #Mortgage Process?

May 18th, 2018 | Title Insurance

What Do Consumers Really Want from the Mortgage Process? Consumers are getting more comfortable with a digital mortgage process but still want someone to hold their hand and explain things to them when buying a home, according to Ellie Mae’s second annual Borrower Insights Survey. Ellie Mae surveyed 3,006 U.S. adults who are current homeowners […]

#Massachusetts #AppealsCourt Upholds MERS #Mortgage Assignment System

May 18th, 2018 | Title Insurance

Appeals Court Upholds MERS Mortgage Assignment System Strawbridge v. Bank of NY Mellon:  Appeals Court Justice Peter Agnes Gives Judicial Blessing to MERS Assignment System, Rejects Other Foreclosure Challenges The most recent foreclosure case heard by a Massachusetts appellate court should allow title underwriters and foreclosing lenders to sleep better at night. In Strawbridge v. […]

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