Real Estate Trends
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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Feb
13

Cyber-security Protection Checklist

cyber security - 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
13

Hybrid Appraisals: A Viable Alternative to Traditional Appraisals?

Hybrid Appraisals - 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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RECENT NEWS & INSIGHTS

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
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...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading