How to Cater to the Millennial Homebuyer

The Millennial Homebuyer is projected to dominate the housing market in the not too distant future. Sharing audience traits and characteristics with many Gen Xers and Baby Boomers, Millennial Homebuyers are driving demands for new technology and an expedited closing process.

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Advantage AVM Cascade: Get Better Results and Lower Costs

Posted by Kevin Ingles - Vice President Customer Development on Apr 22, 2019 11:16:17 AM

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 to your underwriting process? Ever wonder how to reduce your average home equity origination costs? An AVM Cascade is a solution likely to improve results while lowering costs.

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Electronic Remote Online Notary (RON) in Michigan

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 them, you’re not partnered with the right team of professionals. There are two prerequisites to making this offering to your customer - which is an offering of convenience.

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Use of Electronic Signatures & Remote Online Notarization

Posted by Jerome Jelinek - CEO & General Counsel on Mar 19, 2019 5:38:51 PM

Many in the lending community still harbor reservations over the use of electronic signatures and remote online notarizations. This article is intended to provide a brief overview of the benefits of using this technology and the legal foundation supporting its use. Hopefully, this background raises your comfort level and moves you to secure the benefits of these process improvements for your lending institution and its customers.

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Cyber-security Protection Checklist

Posted by Eric Henke on Feb 13, 2019 1:14:41 PM

A cyber-security breach could lead to serious financial and reputational damage for your customer. Please help ensure that your customers are protected against cyber fraud by taking the following actions:

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Hybrid Appraisals: A Viable Alternative to Traditional Appraisals?

Posted by William Janke on Feb 13, 2019 11:30:18 AM

Hybrid appraisals have become more prevalent and accepted by the lending industry as an alternative to traditional appraisals. Benefits to lenders and consumers include quicker turn-times and reduced cost. So, what exactly are hybrid appraisals and why are they an excellent alternative to traditional appraisals?

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Topics: Hybrid Appraisals

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How to Cater to the Millennial Homebuyer
May 28, 2019 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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The Top 6 Commercial Loan Policy Endorsements to Protect a Lender
May 22, 2019 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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Advantage AVM Cascade: Get Better Results and Lower Costs
Apr 22, 2019 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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2019 Spring Newsletter
Mar 28, 2019 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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Electronic Remote Online Notary (RON) in Michigan
Mar 20, 2019 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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Use of Electronic Signatures & Remote Online Notarization
Mar 19, 2019 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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Cyber-security Protection Checklist
Feb 13, 2019 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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Hybrid Appraisals: A Viable Alternative to Traditional Appraisals?
Feb 13, 2019 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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2018 Winter Newsletter
Dec 5, 2018 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 1, 2018 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 23, 2018 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 28, 2018 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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