How to Properly Perform Lien Searches

If you are in the market for purchasing a new property, you want to be sure there are no legal problems attached to the purchase. It is crucial to understand how lien searches are performed so you know there are no debts against the property that can become your responsibility. Whether you are the seller…

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5 Productivity Tips for Title Companies Looking to Grow

The title insurance industry has seen a lot of attention in recent years. Some newer regulations have impacted the industry and have changed some of the traditional approaches we were counting on to work with mortgage providers, developers, and real estate attorneys. Whether or not you agree with any new restrictions, it is clear that…

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Remote Online Notary Signed By Florida Governor

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Last week was a big week for FLTA legislative priorities where on Friday Governor DeSantis signed into law HB 409 authorizing the use of remote online notarization by Florida notaries. The law will go into effect on January 1, 2020. The FLTA will now be shifting gears to focus on rule making and an education program for…

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Beginning-to-end Blockchain Deal Completed in Vermont

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Well-renowned industry disrupter Propy recently completed the first real estate transaction in Vermont, performed entirely on Blockchain, the company announced. About Propy Propy is a property listing platform, transaction platform, and decentralized registry that helps eliminate fraud and accelerate real estate transactions. In 2015, CEO Natalia Karayaneva founded Propy after being constantly frustrated by real…

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Industry Update: DFS Guidance on Third-Party Fees

On February 14, the Florida Department of Financial Services revised and replaced their recent interpretation regarding third party fees.  Per the new DFS statement “Title agencies are permitted to charge the third-party fees as long as the consumer has been notified.” Thank you to the FLTA for their immediate action and commitment to all title insurance…

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