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Jul
7

Cannabis Real Estate Transactions: Weeding Out The Confusion

Real Estate Trends - Posted by Beccy Clennan - Manager of Commercial Title & Escrow
Has the passage of recent Marijuana laws made the real estate industry in Michigan more confusing? Closing a cannabis transaction could be easier...
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Jul
7

2019 Summer Newsletter

Real Estate Trends - Posted by Maura A. Snabes, Esq., CES®, CLTP - Sr. Underwriting & Compliance Counsel
What's New: Summer is FINALLY here, the temperatures are increasing, and so is real estate activity! A strong job market and low mortgage rates...
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May
5

How to Cater to the Millennial Homebuyer

Real Estate Trends - Posted by Debbie Bartlett - Executive Vice President, Title & Closing Operations
The Millennial Homebuyer is projected to dominate the housing market in the not too distant future. Sharing audience traits and characteristics with...
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May
5

The Top 6 Commercial Loan Policy Endorsements to Protect a Lender

Mortgage Lending News - Posted by Maura A. Snabes, Esq., CES®, CLTP - Sr. Underwriting & Compliance Counsel
Want the Commercial Loan Policy Endorsements that provide the maximum protection? The ALTA 2006 Loan Policy provides many protections for a lender...
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Apr
4

Advantage AVM Cascade: Get Better Results and Lower Costs

Real Estate Trends - Posted by Kevin Ingles - Vice President Customer Development
An AVM Cascade could help your bottom line in a multitude of ways. Are you interested in reducing origination turn-times with limited additional risk...
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Mar
3

2019 Spring Newsletter

CSS News - Posted by Maura A. Snabes, Esq., CES®, CLTP - Sr. Underwriting & Compliance Counsel
What's New: Happy Spring! It was a long, cold, snowy winter, but the snow is finally melting, the temperature is rising and we are looking forward to...
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Mar
3

Electronic Remote Online Notary (RON) in Michigan

Real Estate Trends - Posted by Debbie Bartlett - Executive Vice President, Title & Closing Operations
Electronic remote online notary (RON) closings are soon to become the new normal in Michigan. As a Realtor, if you haven’t been experimenting with...
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Mar
3

Use of Electronic Signatures & Remote Online Notarization

Real Estate Trends - Posted by Jerome Jelinek - CEO
Many in the lending community still harbor reservations over the use of electronic signatures and remote online notarizations. This article is...
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Feb
2

Cyber-security Protection Checklist

Real Estate Trends - Posted by Eric Henke
A cyber-security breach could lead to serious financial and reputational damage for your customer. Please help ensure that your customers are...
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Feb
2

Hybrid Appraisals: A Viable Alternative to Traditional Appraisals?

Real Estate Trends - Posted by William Janke
Hybrid appraisals have become more prevalent and accepted by the lending industry as an alternative to traditional appraisals. Benefits to lenders...
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Dec
12

2018 Winter Newsletter

CSS News - Posted by Maura A. Snabes, Esq., CES®, CLTP - Sr. Underwriting & Compliance Counsel
What's New: We at CSS wish all of you very Happy Holidays and a safe and Happy New Year! We truly appreciate your business and look forward to...
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Oct
10

2018 Fall Newsletter

CSS News - Posted by admin
What’s New: I have just returned from my annual Federation of Exchange Accommodators 1031 conference. The conference had a lot of daily transactional...
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