Underwriting News

Your source for the latest updates from the ATG Underwriting Department. ATG agents, sign-in above for access to a vast library of resources in the members-only Underwriting Index.


Monroe County Announces New Fee Schedule Effective December 2019

01/07/2020 - 6:06pm
The Monroe County Clerk and Recorder has announced new rates effective December 9, 2019 (see current Fee Schedule). For more information, visit the Recorder's Office website.

Kendall County Announces New Fee Schedule Effective January 1

01/07/2020 - 5:36pm
The County Clerk and Recorder of Kendall County has announced new rates effective January 1, 2020 (see Recorder's Notice for all fee changes). For more information, visit the Recorder's Office...

McHenry County Announces New Fee Schedule Effective December 1

11/19/2019 - 2:19pm
The McHenry County Recorder's Office is increasing its Geographic Information System (GIS) fee from $15 to $24 (see Recorder's Notice for all fee changes). For more information, visit the Recorder's...

Know Your Client

09/17/2019 - 12:40pm
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a seller’s attorney who acted as the seller’s representative and the owner of a title agency used in fraudulent transactions was personally...

Protecting Your Seller’s Mortgage Payoff

09/17/2019 - 12:38pm
Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. has seen a new type of wire fraud in real estate closing transactions: altering of the seller’s mortgage payoff letter. Fraudsters are intercepting the mortgage...

Madison County Changing to Predictable Fee Schedule

09/17/2019 - 10:07am
Effective September 23, 2019, Madison County, Illinois, is changing to a predictable fee schedule for recordings. For details and the new rates, please read the attached fee schedule from the Madison...

Attorney Held Personally Liable to Defrauded Lender

09/09/2019 - 12:01pm
In a recent opinion, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for the United States found an attorney who served as the sellers' attorney and who was the owner of the title company that closed...

Pages