Real Estate Trends
Dec
30

2020 Real Estate Predictions

- Posted by Maura A. Snabes, Esq., CES®, CLTP - Sr. Underwriting & Compliance Counsel
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Dec
30

2019 Winter Newsletter

- Posted by Maura A. Snabes, Esq., CES®, CLTP - Sr. Underwriting & Compliance Counsel

What's New:

In 2018, Michigan amended its notary law to authorize electronic and remote notarizations. The next step was for the Secretary of...

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Nov
01

Top 5 Takeaways from ALTA One 2019

- Posted by Maura A. Snabes, Esq., CES®, CLTP - Sr. Underwriting & Compliance Counsel
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Sep
26

3 Harmful Real Estate Scams To Know And How To Avoid Them

cyber security - Posted by Debbie Bartlett - EVP, Title & Closing Operations

Fraudsters continue to implement new strategies to divert wire transfers in connection with real estate transactions. One of the most recent...

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Sep
16

Title & Closing For Regional Lenders: Time for a New Centralized Model!

Central Title - Posted by Jerome Jelinek - CEO

While regional lenders have historically narrowed working relationships to a few AMCs and home equity title, valuation & flood vendors, the...

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Aug
13

Opportunity Zones vs. 1031 Exchanges—Can They Co-exist?

1031 Exchanges, Opportunity Zones - Posted by Maura A. Snabes, Esq., CES®, CLTP - Sr. Underwriting & Compliance Counsel

Many real estate investors are familiar with the parameters and tax advantages of a Section 1031 tax-deferred exchange to defer the payment of...

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Jul
10

Cannabis Real Estate Transactions: Weeding Out The Confusion

- 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
08

2019 Summer Newsletter

- 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
28

How to Cater to the Millennial Homebuyer

- Posted by Debbie Bartlett - EVP, Title & Closing Operations

The Millennial Homebuyer is projected to dominate the housing market in the not too distant future. Sharing audience traits and characteristics...

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Apr
22

Advantage AVM Cascade: Get Better Results and Lower Costs

- 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...

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Mar
20

Electronic Remote Online Notary (RON) in Michigan

- Posted by Debbie Bartlett - EVP, 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
19

Use of Electronic Signatures & Remote Online Notarization

- 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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RECENT NEWS & INSIGHTS

2020 Real Estate Predictions
Dec 30, 2019 by Maura A. Snabes, Esq., CES®, CLTP - Sr. Underwriting & Compliance Counsel
2019 Winter Newsletter
Dec 30, 2019 by Maura A. Snabes, Esq., CES®, CLTP - Sr. Underwriting & Compliance Counsel

What's New:

In 2018, Michigan amended its notary law to authorize electronic and remote notarizations. The next step was for the Secretary of...

Continue Reading
Top 5 Takeaways from ALTA One 2019
Nov 1, 2019 by Maura A. Snabes, Esq., CES®, CLTP - Sr. Underwriting & Compliance Counsel
3 Harmful Real Estate Scams To Know And How To Avoid Them
Sep 26, 2019 by Debbie Bartlett - EVP, Title & Closing Operations

Fraudsters continue to implement new strategies to divert wire transfers in connection with real estate transactions. One of the most recent...

Continue Reading
Title & Closing For Regional Lenders: Time for a New Centralized Model!
Sep 16, 2019 by Jerome Jelinek - CEO

While regional lenders have historically narrowed working relationships to a few AMCs and home equity title, valuation & flood vendors, the...

Continue Reading
Opportunity Zones vs. 1031 Exchanges—Can They Co-exist?
Aug 13, 2019 by Maura A. Snabes, Esq., CES®, CLTP - Sr. Underwriting & Compliance Counsel

Many real estate investors are familiar with the parameters and tax advantages of a Section 1031 tax-deferred exchange to defer the payment of...

Continue Reading
Cannabis Real Estate Transactions: Weeding Out The Confusion
Jul 10, 2019 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...

Continue Reading
2019 Summer Newsletter
Jul 8, 2019 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...

Continue Reading
How to Cater to the Millennial Homebuyer
May 28, 2019 by Debbie Bartlett - EVP, Title & Closing Operations

The Millennial Homebuyer is projected to dominate the housing market in the not too distant future. Sharing audience traits and characteristics...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading
Electronic Remote Online Notary (RON) in Michigan
Mar 20, 2019 by Debbie Bartlett - EVP, 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...

Continue Reading
Use of Electronic Signatures & Remote Online Notarization
Mar 19, 2019 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...

Continue Reading