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May 2021 | Volume 14 - Number 4

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ATG Expansion Includes Joliet and Lake Forest

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We are happy to announce the opening of our new office in Joliet in June! Contact us after June 7, 2021, to schedule Joliet closings for June 10 and beyond.

This location, about 30 miles southwest of Chicago, provides convenient service for our Will and Kendall County attorney agents, real estate agents, and clients. Our expansion reaches to the north as well: We opened a new Lake Forest closing location in May. The Lake Forest space is a Regus facility in a convenient location for our Northshore agents.

While we enjoy hosting you and your clients in our offices with our special ATG-amenties, conducting closings in Regus facilities works well for us. Our closers are equipped with mobile technology and our web-based system is secure and robust—we can facilitate closings in any location. Contact our Closing Services team (via ATG GO or call 312.372.1585) to schedule your next closing in an ATG office or one of our on-demand closing suites in Chicago-area locations. See details....

The real estate market continues to heat up as home sales and pricing continue to rise. With improved technology, refined workflows, and more closing space than ever, ATG is ready to meet the increased demand for settlement services. Like you, we are grateful for the increases in COVID vaccination numbers and the decrease in new cases. We continue to follow CDC guidelines to keep our customers and team members safe and healthy.

Watch your email and our website for more updates about ATG's expansion, new spaces and services, and summer plans to bring Team ATG back to the office!

Henry L. Shulruff
ATG Senior Vice President - Business Development

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Hot Topics

Escrow Transaction Forms Revised in 2021

Effective May 15, 2021: Metro East Rate Schedule Updated — Applies to transactions in the Illinois counties of Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, and St. Clair. See all ATG Rate Schedules.

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Real Estate and Title Insurance News

New ATG Office in Lake Forest, Illinois — New closing space for our Northshore area agents and clients now open.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION | June Programs

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  • 6/2 | Mindfulness and Meditation: Well-Being Tools for Lawyers | 1.00 MH applied for in IL/1.00 CLE applied for in WI
    Learn how and why they work, as well as strategies for using them to ease work stress in your practice. (Details/Register Now).
  • 6/16 | Warranties of Title: Seisin, Encumbrances, and Quiet Enjoyment | 1.00 MCLE in IL
    Learn the basics of warranty deeds, the possible causes of a warranty of title breach, and what happens when litigating a breach. (Details/Register Now).

Now Available OnDemand:

  • Condominium Deconversion: What is it and How Does it Work? | 1.50 MCLE in IL
    Learn the details and potential issues for advising investor-clients buying or selling condos to change them to rentals, or unit-owner clients facing deconversion (Details/Register Now).

For full program lists, see Upcoming Programs and our OnDemand CLE catalog. Programs are FREE for all attendees.

REMINDERS | Cyber Crime and Wire Fraud Support

Our industry is under constant assault by criminal elements trying to steal closing funds, identities, and more. ATG has provided downloads, notices, tutorials, and more to help you protect yourself from their attacks and the damage they leave in their wake (learn more).

NEWS

Memorial Day Reminder | ATG offices will be closed May 31 — see our 2021 corporate holiday calendar.
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Financial Strength for 2020 and Beyond | ATG secures reinsurance coverage through Lloyd's of London syndicates.
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Free Consumer Brochures | Order informative brochures for home buyers and sellers.
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The ATG GO App Makes You a Hero | Learn more about how to turbocharge your real estate practice. Watch our short videos.
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