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INDUSTRY NEWS
From the housing bubble bursting to today’s housing shortage, the decade gave the nation a steady supply of housing market heartbreak. But amid the volatile prices, natural disasters, and labor shortages, the market has continued its trek towards a healthier status while demographic shifts bring prosperity to once sleepy areas of America.

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending November 15, 2019
Foreclosure / Notice: Mail log sufficient evidence to establish mailing of notice to borrower of default and possibility of foreclosure.

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending November 22, 2019
Foreclosure / Rehearing: Order denying rehearing on summary judgment motion and denying continuance affirmed where (1) affidavit in support of rehearing failed to disclose any genuine issue of material fact and (2) motion for continuance failed to demonstrate diligence and good faith to continue discovery.

LEGAL NEWS
On November 26, 2019, in Browne v. Artex Oil Company, 2019-Ohio-4809, — N.E.3d — (Ohio 2019), the Ohio Supreme Court answered the question of which statute of limitations applies to a claim for declaratory judgment that a lease has expired for failure to produce in paying quantities: the 21-year period as set forth in R.C. 2305.04 for actions to recover title or possession of real property. View a copy of the full opinion here.

An Illinois federal judge sided with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Tuesday in determining a jury didn't need to consider the defense of contributory negligence when it found Chicago Title Insurance Co. breached its fiduciary duty to Founders Bank in a real estate flip case.

The United States District Court for the District of Nevada recently dismissed an action brought by an insured lender against a title insurance company because the lender’s loss arising from an HOA lien was a post-policy defect excluded under Exclusion 3(d).

PROVIDENCE — Purchasing a home is one of the most significant transactions in many people’s lives.

The Court of Appeals of Arizona recently affirmed a lower court and held that a lender’s title insurance policy should be reformed due to a mutual mistake after two senior liens on the property were unintentionally omitted from the policy.

TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL MEDIA
India is a country that houses more than 460 million internet users, making it the second-largest internet market in the world after China. The increase in the number of Internet users has expanded the outreach of digital platforms manifolds.

Defending against cyber-risk is the future for boards, auditors and finance executives, say regulators. It’s expensive, resource-intensive—and unavoidable.

If you do a quick search on the Have I Been Pwned website, you will get a list of how many times your personally identifiable information (PII) has been found online.

WORLD NEWS
Gerhardt Pearson of Balkamu Cape York Development Corporation says the government needed to fix “this historical injustice”. Picture: Stewart Mclean
Gerhardt Pearson of Balkamu Cape York Development Corporation says the government needed to fix “this historical injustice”.

The case of Pezaro -v- Bourne [2019] EWHC 1964 (Ch) is an interesting case for those of us who spend a lot of our time arguing, advising and litigating over easements. 

Usucapio (adverse possession), from the Latin usucapio, “to acquire by use”, is a form of acquisition of the property rights in function of having used or occupied a property continuously and unquestionably as if the holder were the real owner.

TITLE AGENCY & PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Earlier this year, while Americans across the country were still celebrating July 4th, Jaime Kosofsky and his staff woke the following day to learn that a fire had gutted Brady & Kosofsky’s main office in Matthews, N.C.

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
I use algorithms called neural networks to write humor. What’s fun about neural networks is they learn by example - give them a bunch of some sort of data, and they’ll try to figure out rules that let them imitate it. 

For Sale: The Only Bar in a 14-Person Montana Town
Author of the book Ultimate Memory Magic, Jim Karol, teaches us how to use and strengthen our memory so we can remember anything!

How to Memorize Anything with Ultimate Memory Magic [If anyone tries this, let me know if it works.]
Author of the book Ultimate Memory Magic, Jim Karol, teaches us how to use and strengthen our memory so we can remember anything!

Marianne Mathieu, NTP
Vice President/National Agency Accounts
Fidelity National Title Group
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