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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TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) News

US House Representatives and industry professionals ask for Implementation Delay and “Hold-harmless” period through the end of 2015 for implementing the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule. Updates: CFPB TRID Implementation Date Official: October 3, 2015 >>Click to learn more CFPB’s Proposed TRID Implementation Delay Receives Strong Industry Support. Read more:…

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CFPB Integrated Mortgage Disclosures

CFPB - Consumers contract

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) fine rule becomes effective August 1, 2015. Stay up to date on all the changes required in the real estate closing process. Learn more at the American Land Title Association website: American Land Title Association – CFPB

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Florida Realtors-Florida Bar Residential Contract


Update: The Florida Realtors-Florida Bar (FR-BAR, fka FAR-BAR) has revised their Residential Real Estate Contract Paragraph 9.  The intent is to define the party who will be responsible to pay for a municipal lien search, if a municipal lien search is performed. Brief Summary of 9/2014 Revised Paragraphs: 9 (a) (b) and (c): The reference…

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