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INDUSTRY NEWS
Mortgagee Liability: because section 701.04(1)(a), Florida Statutes, requires that the holder of a mortgage deliver to the mortgagor a written estoppel letter setting forth the unpaid balance of the mortgage loans and "other charges properly due under and secured by the mortgage...

The Catalina Islander recently asked me to do a monthly real estate column as an Avalon broker of over 30 years. I thought there would be no better place to start than a brief history of Catalina Island, it’s occupants and ownership.

Effective October 1, 2019 only Connecticut licensed attorneys can conduct real estate closings in the state for certain mortgage loan transactions.

Over 400 title agents and agent-attorneys took our second annual State of the Title Industry survey. In this report you'll find the results to see what title professionals across the United States had to say. 

Last April, I received an odd email from a man named Matthew Cox. “I am an inmate at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Florida,” he wrote. “I’m also a true crime writer.” He had one year left on his sentence and was “attempting to develop a body of work that will allow me to exit prison with a new career.”

RESPRO® President Ken Trepeta traveled to Illinois to meet with State Senator Don Harmon and several RESPRO® members to discuss IL Senate Bill 2262, which amends the Title Insurance Act Provides that the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation may refuse to issue and may suspend or revoke a certificate of authority...

LEGAL NEWS
Title insurance did not cover costs to repair new home with severe water leakage problems later subject to a remediation order.

In the spring of 2011, the brothers Melvin Davis and Licurtis Reels were the talk of Carteret County, on the central coast of North Carolina. Some people said that the brothers were righteous; others thought that they had lost their minds.

In recent years Los Angeles has experienced an unprecedented wave of mega-mansion development, which has inevitably changed the aesthetic and character of some of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods.

A title insurance company barred from doing business in Indiana after the Department of Insurance found hundreds of violations in an audit cannot sue to reclaim the licenses it voluntarily surrendered, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A nurse from Mariners Harbor posed as a real-estate agent and an attorney to bilk an upstate couple of $35,000 in a real-estate deal, prosecutors said.

TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL MEDIA
Why have blockchain pilots in real estate abated somewhat? Those projects bump up against the fundamental inconsistency of blockchain and existing state system, and it seems they cannot confessed to this.

From data breaches exposing medical testing giants' client details to ransomware worms holding cities hostage to security snafus putting Facebook and WhatsApp users at risk, the first half of 2019 has seen a steady stream of high-profile cybersecurity incidents.

WORLD NEWS
In 2017, the provincial government announced a $2.7 million investment to settle land title claims in five Nova Scotian communities: North Preston, East Preston, Cherry Brook, Lincolnville, and Summerville.

TITLE AGENCY & PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
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
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MANHATTAN (CN) – In a ruling with profound expected consequences for the German-Austria art scene, an appeals court cleared the way Tuesday for the heirs of a Jewish cabaret performer murdered in the Holocaust to recover two paintings from a British collector.

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Fidelity National Title Group
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