Equifax Breach Impact on Real Estate Transactions
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
The personal data of approximately 143 million US consumers from the credit reporting agency Equifax was obtained by hackers through a system breach. Hackers obtained full legal names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, legal addresses and some dr... Read More
The "Optional" Myth about Title Insurance
Mon, Apr 27, 2015
When you buy a home, you want it to be yours.
Title insurance helps keep it that way.
You may think a problem with your title is a remote possibility, but one out of every four title searches exposes an issue.
There are many problems that c... Read More
Get the Scoop on the New Integrated Mortgage Disclosures
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) yesterday indicated there will be no delays in the implementation of the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Mortgage Disclosures for mostl federally insured mortgages beginning August 1, 2015.
If you are confus... Read More
Is the CFPB Changing?
Thu, Mar 19, 2015
Republicans are taking advantage of a majority in the House and Senate for the first time since the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The result: several bills that could not only change the direction of the Bureau, but cou... Read More
Survey Says: Most Title Agents don't know TRID
Thu, Mar 05, 2015
We weren't surprised to find out, that according to a survey conduction by Secure Settlements, Inc., a mere 36% of a sample group of 1,743 settlement agents are familiar with the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Mortgage Disclosure forms that are set for im... Read More
What makes Best Practices so great, anyway?
Wed, Feb 04, 2015
You may have heard about Best Practices, but what exactly does that mean?The term Best Practices has been bandied about in terms of mortgage loans and real estate closings since the mortgage meltdown, but what does it actually mean . . . and what is ... Read More