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Title Insurance Industry & Technology News 05/08/19
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Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending April 5, 2019 | Carlton Fields
Foreclosure / Standing: bank cannot rely solely on its acquisition of prior lender to prove standing where note was specially endorsed to prior lender....

PRIA Publishes Best Practices for Land Records Management Systems (LRMS)
The Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) has approved and published a paper on LRMS Best Practices. This publication, four years in development, is intended to help recorders evaluate their current LRMS....

Customer Journey Mapping: Why. What.
The business world is all in a buzz over consumer-centric strategies for not only acquiring new customers but also retaining those customers year over year. Retention in the real estate sector means referrals and....

Montana Amends Notary Law to Allow Remote Notarizations
On April 3, 2019, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed into law House Bill 370, which generally makes amendments to the Montana Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts. Among other things, the bill establishes the....

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update - April Part 2
Special Tax District Bond Validation: hospital center special tax district could not validate bonds intended to finance the construction of a hospital outside the geographic boundaries established by the special act...

Real Property & Financial Services Update - April Part 3
Foreclosure / Reverse Mortgage / Condition Precedent: bank failed to establish that the subject property was not the principal residence of surviving co-borrower under its reverse mortgage, a condition precedent to its right to...

Oklahoma Approves Home Buyer Savings Accounts
Oklahoma will now provide tax-free first-time home buyer savings accounts, becoming the 10th state to make such a move after Gov. Kevin Stitt signed bill SB 961 into law last Friday....

More Clients Are Able to Skip Out on Closing Day
Iowa is the latest to join a growing list of states that allow for remote notarization and electronic closings....

Lawmaker sought ethics opinion ahead of controversial gambling bill vote
Ahead of the final vote on a complex gambling bill at the end of the legislative session, a Republican lawmaker called on House leadership to vet his work outside the.....

Legal News
Fact checking the attack ad aimed at Moore
A television ad launched by the Howard County Democratic Party claims Commissioner Tyler Moore funneled large sums of money into his family’s business....

Newsletter of the Real Property Section of the Mississippi Bar - Mississippi Bar Association
The following bills affecting real property are still alive in the Mississippi legislature following the March 5 deadline for committees to report general bills originating in the other house....

Hollywood Hills home came with caveat. LA owns half the land, lawsuit claims
Marketing materials for the Hollywood Hills home touted it was on 16,500 square feet of land, which included lush landscaping. A fence cordoned off some of the property....

Idaho Real Estate & Development Law Update: Recent Idaho Case Highlights Risks of Dealing with Warranty Deeds and Unsurveyed Land
The recent Idaho Supreme Court case of Nielson v. Talbot, Docket No. 44864 (Idaho 2018), highlights some risks of dealing in land that has not been surveyed and of using warranty deeds....

Former Mortgage Broker Indicted for Deed Fraud Scheme
Clarence C. Roland III, 58, Tacoma, Washington, is accused of fraudulent acquisition of real property through the manipulation and filing of fraudulent deed documents in county records across the country.....

A Banker Asked Us: What's the difference between title insurance and a title opinion?
Over the past two decades, title insurance has gained significant traction in Ontario as a means of providing front-end comfort to owners and lenders alike with respect to purchases and financings of real estate. For owners .....

World News
United front to fight for customary land issues
LANDS and Physical Planning Minister Justin Tkatchenko said customary landowners and stakeholders have agreed to work together to address customary land issues....

Title Agency & People in the News
Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce has annual banquet and awards night
Four awards were given at Wednesday evening’s Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet and Awards Night. The Times-Republic awarded its Citizen of the Year Award to John Marshino and its Lifetime....

Top Workplaces 2019: Large Companies 4-35
Despite a whopping 2,000 locations and 37,000 employees worldwide, Panda Restaurant Group is a family-owned organization that has kept family-driven values at its core.....

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.

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What It’s Like to Live in a California Ghost Town
Ranger Taylor Jackson points his shovel to a speck in the blanket of white that covers the ghost town of Bodie, California. The 100 wooden structures in the middle of nowhere that make up this long-dead community....

Make Millennials Move With a Year of Free Avocado Toast
A new luxury condo development in Vancouver, British Columbia, believes it has the perfect offer to draw out millennial home buyers: free avocado toast for a year to those who buy in their building....


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