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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 Snabes - Vice President, Senior 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 Snabes - Vice President, Senior 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 & General Counsel
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 Snabes - Vice President, Senior 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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Jul
7

2018 Summer Newsletter

CSS News - Posted by Maura Snabes - Vice President, Senior Underwriting & Compliance Counsel
What's New! We are in the middle of the “dog days” of summer, which is our busiest time in Northern Michigan. Real estate is moving, and that is good...
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Mar
3

2018 Spring Newsletter

CSS News - Posted by Maura Snabes - Vice President, Senior Underwriting & Compliance Counsel
What's New! CSS was recently awarded its 4th consecutive Circle of Excellence Award from Fidelity National Title Group, one of the agency’s...
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