Industry & Technology news compliments of Marianne Mathieu
Title Insurance Industry & Technology News 08/08/18
Compliments of Marianne Mathieu
Industry Events
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Industry News
How Different Is Construction from Online Dating? Not Too Much
The Legal Intelligencer - With many experienced contractors hard at work with established developers, young developers, therefore, have to evaluate the risk of hiring an inexperienced contractor versus an experienced one who is very busy.

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Real estate’s red tape nightmare
The Real Deal - Inside the overworked and underfunded public agencies that are struggling to keep pace with overseeing and regulating NYC’s multibillion-dollar real estate industry

Crackdown on dirty money shook Miami real estate. Now, Rubio wants to take it national
Miami Herald - In a move with significant implications for the U.S. housing market, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is seeking to take a Treasury Department crackdown on dirty money in luxury real estate and expand it from a few high-priced enclaves to the entire nation.

Home Value Forecast: Not Madness – Weed Friendly Markets Trending Up
Proteck Valuation Services - Colorado, Oregon, Washington and California are all seeing green, in more ways than one.

House Plans by CountyBank Mortgage - SC Real Estate Radio Show Discusses the Value of Surveys.
Radio.com - Who welcomed the house plans glad you can be with a sport and Chris Roberts from counting bank mortgage in the house Keith Clark. From the buyers record back from a week-long research project you have of coastal real estate traffic. 

Notice and opportunities to comment
CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) - Check here for notices and opportunities to comment posted by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP). These requests can include: proposed rules, requests for information, and Paperwork Reduction Act notices that give the public an opportunity to comment on certain planned or existing reporting, record keeping, and disclosure requirements.

Legal News
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The Real Estate Purchase Process
JD Supra - Like the purchase of all investments, purchasing commercial real estate requires substantial diligence. Unlike other investments, real estate has a specific process and unique diligence items.

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Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending July 27, 2018
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Real Property Update
Foreclosure/Statute of Limitations & Res Judicata
Foreclosure / Redemption / Remedies

Real Property Update
RESPA / TCPA / FDCPA

Title Insurance Update
Date of Loss

Just Compensation Owed to Land Owners - Eminent Domain
JD Supra - In this video podcast, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC attorney Kandice Hull addresses what is the just compensation that is owned to a landowner when their property is acquired by eminent domain.

Texas Court Tells Plaintiffs How to Recover Title to Property
JD Supra - The exclusive procedure to resolve competing claims to real property in Texas is a statutory trespass-to-try-title suit under Property Code Chapter 22, not a suit for declaratory judgment. 

Tech / Social Media
All you need to know about Real Estate and Artificial Intelligence
Realty Biz - “An Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the science & designing of making intelligent machines, mainly intelligent PC programs” – according to the father of Artificial Intelligence John McCarthy.

Personal Information is being used in a New Cyber Extortion Scam
JD Supra - Personal information about you is knowingly or unwittingly circulated in cyberspace every day.

Reasi Blockchain Escrow Platform Sees First Real Estate Property Sale Close
Bitcoin Exchange Guide - No slowing down with blockchain technology as Reasi, a blockchain powered real estate transaction management platform with integrated escrow, has facilitated a property sale that opened and closed within three days.

Why decreasing mortgage fraud hinges on eliminating the middleman
Bankless Times - New technology makes it easier for mortgage brokers to stop fraud. But unfortunately, fraudsters always seem to be one step ahead.

Kittens, Stephen Curry, And Cryptocurrency: This Trade Secrets Case Has It All.
JD Supra - What do kittens, three-time NBA Finals champion Stephen Curry, and cryptocurrency have in common?

Title Agency & People in the News
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Cameron Smith is fifth-generation abstractor at H.O. Smith Company
LEXCH.com - Cameron “Cam” Smith works at the oldest family business in Dawson County and is now licensed as an abstractor giving him another link to his father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather.

Mountrail County Abstract Co. sold
Minot Daily News - North Dakota Guaranty & Title Co. announced it has completed the acquisition of Mountrail County Abstract Co.

Prestige Title of Brevard Shows Off New Mobile Closing Unit
Space Coast Daily - Having served the Space Coast for 11 years, Prestige Title of Brevard continues to grow by putting the customer first and coming up with new ways to simplify the home buying process. 

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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In Other News
Realtor Murders: Some Are Predators and Some Are Prey
Psychology Today - Vulnerable jobs need proactive risk evaluation.

Here's How America Uses Its Land
Neatorama - Although most of the people in the United States live in cities, you'd never know it by looking at a map of the country, because those urban areas take up very little room in a big nation.

The Triangle of Spite
Neatorama - While most of New York City’s streets are laid out in a neatly ordered grid, Lower Manhattan—the oldest part of the city—is, cartographically speaking, kind of a mess. 

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The Ultimate Betrayal Challenges a Good-Hearted Mum - East Bay Times
The Mercury News - Real estate agents, lawyers and police are summoned. Finally, the awful truth emerges ...

That Feel When with Laundry
Terrible Real Estate Photos - TFW you’re halfway through a wash cycle and you decide it would be easier just to sell your house.


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