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ALTA LOAN POLICY COMPARISON CHART

7 days ago

(b) The lien of real estate taxes or assessments imposed on the Title by a governmental authority due or payable, but unpaid. (b). Thethe lien of real estate taxes or assessments imposed on the Title by a governmental authority due or payable, but unpaid. SAME. The 2006 and 2021 ALTA policies insure that taxes and assessments are

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How To Comply With The Closing Disclosure's Three-day Rule

2 days ago

Limiting the instances of delays in real estate transactions will help to ensure a positive experience for the consumer at the closing table. Changes that require creditors to provide a new Closing Disclosure and an additional three-business-day waiting period after receipt include:

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Download ALTA's Model Settlement Statements To Use For TRID

2 days ago

ALTA has developed four model Settlement Statements for title insurance and settlement companies to use in order to itemize all the fees and charges involved in the transaction once the CFPB's TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures go into effect Oct. 3. Settlement statements are currently used in the marketplace in conjunction with the federal HUD-1.

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Survey: Title Professionals Targeted For Wire Fraud In A

6 days ago

Title insurance professionals reported cyber criminals attempted to trick employees to wire funds to a fraudulent account in a third of all real estate and mortgage transactions, according to ALTA’s 2021 Wire Fraud and Cyber Crime Survey. However, training and education seem to be working as funds were only wired

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GTO Information Collection Form

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Complete the information below if the real estate purchase is being made by a corporation, LLC, partnership, or other legal entity. (Do not report trusts.) For Corporations, LLCs, Partnerships and Other Entities provide the information for: • Each BENEFICIAL OWNER defined as an individual who , directly or indirectly, owns 25% or

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Endorsement Fees: To Include Or Not To Include

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Keep in mind that if the endorsement is wrapped into an enhanced policy you do not need to show the endorsement separately. As a reminder, title fees will need to be structured this way on the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure: “Title – [description of fee]”. As an example, an endorsement for the lenders policy--such as the PUD

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ALTA Owners Policy 6-17-06

1 days ago

The lien of real estate taxes or assessments imposed on the Title by a governmental authority due or payable, but unpaid. Any encroachment, encumbrance, violation, variation, or adverse circumstance affecting the Title that would be disclosed by an accurate and complete land survey of the Land.

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ALTA Blog: Real Estate

4 days ago

The ALTA Blog aims to keep association members and others informed about ALTA initiatives and activities. Representing more than 6,000 member companies, ALTA is the leading advocate for the safe and efficient transfer of real estate and insists on high standards when searching land title records and preparing insurance documents.

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Top Lawsuits Impacting The Title Industry

7 days ago

In the commercial real estate world, small variations in how a transaction is handled can significantly affect the overall outcome. Fidelity National Financial’s Commercial Real Estate Solutions ensure that your complex transactions are handled correctly and professionally. Within each of our seven major underwriters, you

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Commercial Vs Residential Transactions

4 days ago

The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) is the main federal law that governs residential home sales. This law requires sellers to make several guarantees and warranties to buyers about the condition of the property and the absence of a variety of environmental defects. RESPA also governs the form of closing documents that can be used.

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ALTA Learning: Title 201

3 days ago

Most students complete the course within two or three months - Access expires one year from the date of enrollment. Title 201 Objectives: Broaden and deepen the knowledge gained in Title 101. Provide an in-depth understanding of real estate principles as they relate …

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AMERICAN LAND TITLE ASSOCIATION

3 days ago

Real estate property is the nation’s largest asset, and the 1990s was one of the best decades in American history for housing. The behind-the-scenes work of title companies ensures the quick and secure transfer of land, fostering lender and consumer confidence in their real estate investments.

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ALTA Spearheads Launch Of Coalition To Stop Real Estate

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To help raise awareness and educate homebuyers, and real estate and mortgage professionals about the risk and urgency of the problem, ALTA on June 28 launched the national Coalition to Stop Real Estate Wire Fraud. Initial coalition partners include the Community Mortgage Lenders of America, the Real Estate Services Providers Council and the American Escrow Association.

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Real Estate Geographic Targeting Orders Fact Sheet

2 days ago

purchases of residential real estate by corporate entities in certain counties. Under the Order, title companies, including any subsidiaries and agents of (“Covered Business”), must report the names of all natural persons with 25% or greater ownership interest in a …

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10 Construction Liens

1 days ago

Real Estate Course Handbook N4-4480 (1987); J. Patterson, Title Insurance and Mechanic's Liens, 5 A.B.A. Real Property Financing Newsletter 20 (1985); and Joyce Palomar, Title Insurance Law, § 5.16. 5 Covered Risk 11(a) of the 2006 ALTA Loan policy indemnifies the insured against loss due to "[t]he lack of

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$1.8 Billion Lost Due To Business Email Compromise In 2020

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Real estate wire fraud is a sophisticated scam targeting individuals or companies making or accepting wire transfer payments during the homebuying process. As a result, victims unknowingly send wire transfers to the accounts of criminals who are pretending to be real estate and title industry professionals involved in the transaction.

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Fact Sheet For FINCEN Geographic Targeting Orders

3 days ago

purchases of residential real estate by corporate entities in certain counties. Under the Order, title companies, including any subsidiaries and agents of “Covered Business”), (must report the names of all natural persons with 25% or greater ownership interest in a legal entity.

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ALTA Blog: COVID-19

1 days ago

The ALTA Blog aims to keep association members and others informed about ALTA initiatives and activities. Representing more than 6,000 member companies, ALTA is the leading advocate for the safe and efficient transfer of real estate and insists on high standards when searching land title records and preparing insurance documents.

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TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Resource Center

9 days ago

The American Land Title Association, founded in 1907, is the national trade association and voice of the abstract and title insurance industry. ALTA® members search, review and insure land titles to protect home buyers and mortgage lenders who invest in real estate. ALTA® is …

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Loans Not Covered By TRID

4 days ago

The TRID rule covers closed end loans secured by real estate. While co-op transactions are different than traditional home sales, depending on state law they may be considered real property transactions. Some factors to consider are specific state laws, whether the sale is a stock certificate only sale or whether long term lease is also granted

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Technology Driving Change In Lender, Real Estate Business

1 days ago

Real Estate In the real estate space, executives at Redfin have asserted that technology will play a role in speeding up the homebuying and selling processes as well. According to a report from the online real estate brokerage, the next generation of real estate technology will see innovation shift from online listings to hardware and real

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FinCEN Addresses GTO Questions

5 days ago

Does this answer change if the legal entities portion of the equity in the real estate is less than the reporting threshold? A – Yes it is a covered transaction. The GTO defines a covered transaction as one in which a legal entity is involved in any manner as a purchaser or real estate in a covered location at or above the covered price.

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Mr. Herrin offers over 35 years real estate experience including 10 years as a Georgia licensed Real Estate Broker (prior GRS & CCIM designates), regional manager for a national title insurance company & qualified MCLE instructor in multiple states. Ms. Stephanie Bang, Esq., Underwriting Counsel, Fidelity National Title Group

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