Industry & Technology news compliments of Marianne Mathieu
Title Insurance Industry & Technology News 6/28/17
Compliments of Marianne Mathieu
Industry News
Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending June 16 & 23, 2017

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The New 2016 ALTA Commitment with Florida Modifications: Expressing the Limitations on Liability
JD Supra - A significant change to one of the standard title insurance forms recently took effect. The new 2016 ALTA Commitment with Florida Modifications both streamlines the existing features of the title insurance commitment and, for the first time, expressly sets out many of the fundamental title insurance industry assumptions underlying such commitments. 
Solar easements and solar leases and what they mean for title insurance - by George Megaloudis
New England Real Estate Journal - As more and more states and local governments encourage solar energy development and usage, governments, businesses, and consumers are increasingly running into questions about how to adapt current processes and regulations to accommodate this alternative source of energy.
New ALTA Closing Protection Letter With Florida Modifications Corrects Unfortunate Case Law
JD Supra - The new American Land Title Association (ALTA) Closing Protection Letter (CPL) form recently took effect in Florida. The new form both streamlines the previous CPL’s language and addresses and corrects many of the problems created by recent bad case law. It brings the CPL into line with longstanding understandings of CPL’s purpose and scope within the title insurance industry.
Big Changes Could Soon Be Coming to The Enterprises
DSNews - Two Senators are drafting legislation that could potentially break up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

In a bipartisan effort between Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VI) that started earlier this year, the two officials are looking to put an end to the Enterprise’s overwhelming command of the secondary mortgage market and create more competition.

Technology News
What's Next? Podcast Launch
Next Ace - We looked around the title insurance industry and recognized that the industry is changing at an incredibly fast pace because of the availability of new data sources, new technologies and new participants that are challenging old ideas of how workflows can be updated for speed and accuracy using these new tools. So, we'll be in the field every few weeks talking to industry leaders about where the industry is going, and how it's getting there.
4 ways Artificial Intelligence is impacting the real estate industry
Realty Biz News - The end goal of real estate agents never changes – they want to buy and sell homes for their clients, in the fastest time possible, for the best possible price. But one thing that does change is the tools of their trade, and one that has massive potential is Artificial Intelligence.
Other News
The 1930s ‘Pedestrian Catcher’ That Promised to End Jaywalking Deaths
Atlas Obscura - Ever since Londoner Bridget Driscoll became the first pedestrian to die in an automobile accident in 1896, companies have raced to solve the problem of car deaths. The 1930s saw the introduction of a particularly novel solution: the pedestrian catcher.
America’s Oldest Log Cabin Is For Sale
Atlas Obscura - Plenty of people sing the praises of old homes—they’re better-constructed, they’re hand-crafted, they’ve weathered storm after storm. If you want a house that has truly stood the test of time, though, try 406 Swedesboro Road in Gibbstown, New Jersey.
How Many Have You Read?
We Asked, You Answered: The Kids’ Books You Wish More People Remembered
Atlas Obscura - A week ago, we asked you to tell us about the obscure books you read as a kid that have stuck with you, but that  hardly anyone else seems to remember. As it turned out, Atlas Obscura readers have  a lot to say on this subject. All together, we received more than 900 responses. Below, the editors have compiled our favorites. Please accept our apologies if we weren’t able to include yours—there were simply too many to share them all. Enjoy!
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Marianne Mathieu, NTP
Vice President/National Agency Accounts
Fidelity National Title Group