Issue No. 155 | January 22, 2020


EVENTS
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INDUSTRY NEWS
Attorney General Letitia James on Saturday led dozens of volunteers around Central Brooklyn to educate vulnerable homeowners, particularly Black homeowners in gentrifying neighborhoods like Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights, about the risks of “deed theft.”

A New York state law that was recently signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, and which targets deceptive consumer practices while imposing new requirements on borrower representation during loan closings, could have potentially serious implications on the way that reverse mortgage business is conducted in the state.

Register of Deeds Marc Gravitt said he is aiming to scan all the Hamilton County land transactions dating back to before Tennessee was a state.

LEGAL NEWS
You’ve probably stepped on one of these metal private property line markers on the sidewalks of New York City and didn’t think too much about them.

In this program, Elizabeth Reilly from Fidelity National Financial joins Carlton Fields’ attorneys Jack Clabby, Joe Swanson, and Steve Blickensderfer as they answer real questions from real members of the American Land Title Association on what the CCPA means for the land title industry.

Michigan recently enacted a bill, House Bill 4306 (HB 4306), which amends the requirements for notice of foreclosure by advertisement.

Strip and Gore Doctrine: Infinity War
The strip-and-gore doctrine acts to pass title to lands in addition to lands described in a conveyance 

TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL MEDIA
Imagine selling your home without ever having to put it on the market or even show it to anyone.

WORLD NEWS
Folks, within the last two years in our company Millennium Properties Ltd., four incidents that took place in four separate transactions may help to demonstrate why it has become absolutely necessary to have escrow companies operating in our beloved country.

TITLE AGENCY & PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
John Martin has earned the National Title Professional designation from the American Land Title Association. The designation recognizes land title professionals who demonstrate the knowledge, experience and dedication essential to the safe and efficient transfer of real property.

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
Long after you’ve grown out of believing in magic, every thick, whirling snowstorm still seems to have been cast upon your town by a winter warlock (or Frozen’s resident ice queen, Elsa).

When you think of Colonial America, soldiers marching to fife and drum and Benjamin Franklin flying a kite are probably what come to mind.

Rob Fedor and Peter Starck have been happily haunted by the ghosts of Ashcroft for more than four decades. This pair of amateur historians — through a mutual curiosity about an abandoned 1880s building — discovered two bold, risk-taking mining-era characters, unearthed new material on the ghost town’s heyday and forged a friendship in the process.

In his book “Pioneer Tales,” Gering Courier founder and publisher A.B. Wood transcribed an interview he did with former cowboy rancher Andrew M. Carr from Mitchell, who recalled some of the area’s early days.

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