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INDUSTRY NEWS
The California Democrat is less recognizable nationally than other progressives elected to the House in 2018. But she may be "the most feared freshman" on the Financial Services Committee.

The Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election have no shortage of issues on which they disagree with President Donald Trump and his policies, but distinguishing themselves from one another is a more subtle matter.

The person many local politicos see as Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s biggest threat for re-election in 2021 wants to do away with the agency that oversees most of the city’s major real estate developments.

Foreclosure / Doc Stamps: failure to pay documentary stamp and intangible taxes on increased principal balance under loan modification rendered final foreclosure judgment unenforceable - Schroeder v. MTGLQ Inv'rs, LP, No. 4D18-3177 (Fla. 4th DCA Sept. 18, 2019) (reversing final foreclosure judgment)

LEGAL NEWS
Ohio’s 2,602 page budget bill recently signed by the Governor, includes an increase in fees to be charged by Ohio’s County Recorders, effective October 17, 2019, for recording real estate documents, including deeds, mortgages, releases of mortgages, assignments of mortgages, easements, land installment contracts, and other documents. 

How did the expansive property, known as The Mountain, list for 10 figures and end up selling for $100,000 in a Pomona courtroom? Infighting, a Hollywood wannabe and a big bluff caused America's all-time trophy property to end up in legal chaos.

The outlawing of anonymous condo ownership in New York shocked the very lawmakers who passed it. And now the equally shocked real estate industry is trying to undo it.

TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL MEDIA
It has been less than a year since OhioCrypto.com portal was launched in Columbus, Ohio’s state capital. Its immediate suspension was announced by the treasurer of Ohio State Robert Sprague. The decision was voted in by senior elected officials from the Board of Deposit which is tasked to supervise banking and financial methods of the state.

WORLD NEWS
A standardised title insurance product is on the anvil as the regulator is looking to simplify the product to make it more affordable for realtors. Real estate developers had sought a reduction in premiums to ensure that they are able to buy a product for each new property being set up.

TITLE AGENCY & PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
A high-ranking city housing honcho is in hot water for trying to snag Yankees and Nets tickets from the owner of a title insurance company that had business with city-financed affordable housing projects.

Who would drop mothballs into a burrowing owl nest? Surveillance video shows someone doing just that. The chemical could really hurt the birds, so why do it? There is a possibility it could be a real estate move. Neighbors say the reality is, someone tried to harm the owl burrow.

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OTHER TRENDING NEWS
Bungalo, a real-estate firm, earlier this week debuted a new, inclusive marketing campaign aimed at giving peace of mind to prospective homeowners afraid of buying a haunted house.

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