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Title Insurance Industry & Technology News 04/10/19
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Industry News
Land Banking. Why Consider It?
For homebuilders, financing a real estate transaction, oftentimes via an institutional lender, is common place in the industry. But what is land banking and why should it be considered by homebuilders....

Report: State Agency Lagged In Enforcement, Impeded Auditors
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's comptroller says the state office responsible for regulating the title insurance industry has lagged in its enforcement and impeded auditors' access to certain records....

Feds warn of fake ‘First National Bank’
Federal authorities have issued a warning to businesses about a fake entity calling itself the “First National Bank” that’s purportedly offering a range of financial services, including lines of credit, and secured and long-term loans....

New York State Transfer Tax Changes
New York State has made changes to the State real estate transfer taxes that will apply to conveyances occurring on or after July 1, 2019....

Legal News
Nevada Supreme Court Rules Bank Tender Defeats HOA Superpriority Lien
As lenders and servicers continue to litigate in Nevada’s state and federal courts about the effect of homeowner associations’ (HOAs) foreclosure sales, some questions have proven particularly sticky ....

It's wise to avoid debating any fisherman armed with a camera
A recent viral video of an encounter in Sebastian between a homeowner on her dock and a fisherman in the waters nearby begs sharing a little knowledge on the subject of riparian rights....

Newspaper reviews five lawsuits involving POA
The Suns Times - In a response filed March 30, a company being sued by Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association for alleged breach of contract directs the same allegations on the POA....

Colorado Amends Conveyance of Real Property Deed Requirements
On March 7, 2019, the Governor of Colorado signed House Bill 1098, which amends Colorado's requirements for deeds for the conveyance of real property....

Technology & Social Media
eSignature and ePayment News and Trends
A fact of business today is that customers − both consumers and other businesses – and employees expect to transact digitally. To remain competitive, companies find themselves increasing their efforts to digitally transform their businesses.....

World News
Police arrest 14 for transferring public land to an individual’s name in Bardiya
Police arrested Bardiya Land Revenue Office’s officiating officer Ram Kumar on Monday on the charge of transferring the title of a government land to a civilian by forging documents....

Canada - Previous story More than 200 land agreements complicate rail trail effort
Partners behind the Sicamous-to-Armstrong rail will have to deal with more than 200 land-related agreements before the plan can become a reality....

Title Agency & People in the News
Liming, Warncke and Wahl earn top ratings
The Defiance law firm of Clemens, Korhn, Liming & Warncke, Ltd. has announced that three of its members, John Liming, Marc Warncke, and Michael Wahl, have been awarded the rating of AV Preeminent from the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell rating firm....

Title Agents Go Nationwide
For agents interested in growing their businesses by expanding into multiple states, we’re here to make the process simple and profitable. We offer you one point of contact to streamline your options and solutions.

Other Trending News
UNSOLVED IN PA | Baby Mary Anne
Twelve years after a baby was found dead in a Lancaster City dumpster, police are still looking for the killer. She's taken on the name 'Baby Mary Anne', and....

For Sale: The Entire Town of Story, Indiana
If just buying a charming rural home isn’t quite enough for you, we’ve got promising news. An entire small town in Indiana—named Story—is for sale....

Wanted: Women Who Will Spend 60 Days in Bed, for Science - I need to learn German.
For approximately $207 a day, the job doesn’t sound very hard. All you have to do is lie down in a precisely angled bed in a private room for a breezy 60 days (plus 29 extra days to transition and rehabilitate).....


Marianne Mathieu, NTP
Vice President/National Agency Accounts
Fidelity National Title Group
(347) 987-0677