A Message From Your Friends at Core Title

What can we say? 2020 has been an absolute rollercoaster of a ride with no end in sight. We hope that you and your loved ones have been able to remain safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.
We want to remind you that your friends at Core Title Services are here to help you with all of your title insurance needs. No matter how big or small, please know you can reach out to us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are here to help you!


It has come to our attention that the City of Mount Vernon's Finance office is closed and is currently not processing the Mount Vernon Real Property Transfer Tax Returns (the "Mt. Vernon RPT"). Inasmuch as the Westchester County Clerk's Office will not record a deed pertaining to a property in the City of Mount Vernon without the Mt. Vernon RPT stamped as having been paid, this effectively means that we are currently unable to record deeds pertaining to properties located in the City of Mt. Vernon. 
If you have a transaction that you are working on in the City of Mount Vernon, please be sure to call or email our underwriting counsel to discuss the implications before moving forward with the transaction.
Please see below for an article from a few months ago outlining some of the issues that are happening in the City of Mount Vernon.

Underwriting Tips

Due to COVID, even today, we are seeing that most COUNTIES, COUNTY CLERKS, AND COURTS are running with enormous limitations. We are still seeing delays on search results from all counties and depending on the municipality, departmental searches can take up to 30 days.
In addition, if your file involves the sale of the property from an ESTATE most Surrogates Courts are either closed or running very limited. As such our examiners are generally not able to access Surrogates Court records. As a practice tip if your file involves an ESTATE selling real property please obtain or have counsel for the Seller obtain the estate file and send to us for review so we can quickly and efficiently underwrite your file.

OneTitle National Guaranty Company put into Liquidation

By Order dated October 6, 2020, the Supreme Court, New York County granted DFS Commissioner Lacewell's request and placed OneTitle National Guaranty Company into liquidation. 
OneTitle National Guaranty Company was a discounted rate underwriter in NY from 2015-2019 and not part of TIRSA and their rate guidance.
Please note that if you or your clients have obtained a title policy from OneTitle National Guaranty Company, you need to discuss your liability going forward. As of November 5th, 2020 the policy holder is no longer insured and no other title underwriter will be able to  accept any letter of indemnity, escrow benefit letter or prior policy from OneTitle National Guaranty Company under the Mutual Indemnity Agreement, or for any other use as clearance for title objections.  
This could make title clearance for a sale of the insured property difficult. If you or your client have a policy from OneTitle National Guaranty Company, please contact counsel and we will discuss and advise you of your possible options.

Did you know that Andrew Zankel, President of Core Title Services was published in Forbes earlier this year?

That's right! Back in March, right as the world was turned upside down, our very own Andrew Zankel wrote and published an article with Forbes titled:
"The Value Of Title Insurance in 2020". This is the first of many articles he will be writing for the publication. Please click on the link below to see the article for yourself. We hope you enjoy!

Core Title Needs Your Help!

We are in the process of developing a new website to bring you cutting edge design and functionality. We need your help and have a request for you, our customers and friends. We are going to have a Testimonial section as part of our site and were hoping you could send a short statement, if you are a happy customer. We are proud to serve you and would love a chance to showcase why our clients feel we are the best title company in the business.
If you would like to send over a note, comment or quote, please email it to [email protected]
Thank you!

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Larry Gross - [email protected]
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CORE Title Services, LLC
One Hollow Lane, Suite 309, Lake Success, NY 11042