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Title Curative Treatment Tops Firm’s List of FAQs

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Based on frequency of client inquiries, firm to focus on title curative issues related to Michigan real estate. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate Mortgages, Title Insurance

Buyers Beware When it Comes to Foreclosed Property in Illinois!

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Potential buyers of previously foreclosed property in Illinois are advised to proceed with caution due to ongoing  and widespread extortion schemes involving jurisdictional defects in the underlying foreclosure. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Real Estate, Real Estate Mortgages, Title Insurance

Seller’s Proceeds are Gone via Phishing, Hacking or Cyber Fraud! What do I do now?

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When seller’s escrow proceeds disappear from phishing, hacking or some other form of cyber fraud, here’s what your business needs to do immediately to respond. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Liability, Commercial Real Estate, Cyber Attack, Fraud Activity, Hacking, Phishing, Title Insurance

Green is the New Black: Name Changes a Must in Recordation

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It’s black and white, really… name, gender and other changes must be recorded whenever real property transfers hands. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Real Estate, Real Estate Mortgages, Title Insurance

Appellate Court Addresses Constructive Notice, Missing Legal Descriptions on Mortgage

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Following this appellate court ruling, the Ohio Legislature need not create new legislation regarding constructive notice and missing legal description on mortgage. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate Mortgages, Title Insurance

The Case of the Vanishing Mortgage Challenge

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Ohio Supreme Court ruling reaffirms state's constructive notice, execution requirements for recorded mortgages. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate Mortgages, Title Insurance

Buyer Beware! Decision a Potential Pain for the Assignee

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Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals holds that an assignee of a residential mortgage loan can be liable under Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Mortgage Foreclosure, Real Estate, Real Estate Mortgages, Title Insurance

Bankruptcy Court Rules Surrender of Title not Determinative of Mobile Home’s Status as Real Estate or Personal Property

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Ohio title agents dealing with mobile homes must take into consideration whether they are “affixed” to real property prior to surrendering title. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Bankruptcy, Mortgage Foreclosure, Real Estate, Title Insurance

(When) Is It Safe to Exclude a Mortgage With a Faulty Legal Description as an Exception to Title?

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Court sides with title examiner who refused to show a mortgage with a faulty legal description on his title report. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Real Estate, Real Estate Mortgages, Title Insurance
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