What is an ALTA/NSPS Land Survey, and Why is it Important?

Commercial transactions can be overwhelming in nature, particularly with the number of parties and the large amounts of money involved. Most real estate professionals working in the commercial space work from a checklist to ensure all transactional matters required for closing are not overlooked. This checklist can include anything from ensuring a fully executed sales agreement or verifying ...
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Security Best Practices for Title Companies in a Digital Age

The closing process is going digital, with more aspects of the transaction moving online every year. However, with fraud increasing throughout the real estate industry, it’s important for title companies to protect themselves and their clients from any potential harm.
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How the Government Shutdown is Affecting the Title Industry

With the large number of agencies and employees affected by the current shutdown, how does this impact the title and real estate industries? On the surface, the shutdown has had a clear effect on many agencies, including Homeland Security, NASA, the Federal Communications Commission, and more. Over 800,000 government employees have been affected by this, with around 380,000 not allowed to work at ...
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Important Dates for Filing 1099s

As the new year starts, title agents everywhere are quickly pulling together their growing task list. Along with the increase in transactions that come with the new year, each agent must add one more to-do to close out last year: 1099 filings.
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2019’s Economic and Regulatory Changes That You Need to Know

As 2018 comes to a close, there have been a number of big changes that have influenced the entire real estate industry. We want to look ahead to next year to better understand the biggest potential economic and regulatory changes that may affect your business in 2019.
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