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Crane Requirement Rescinded

02/11/2013 - 9:27am
  ATG is pleased to announce that it is no longer necessary for members to contact the Underwriting Department for a Crane approval on mortgages of $700,000 or more. Illinois Public Act 97-1164 (see...

Temporary Visitor’s Driver’s Licenses

02/05/2013 - 9:59am
  A new Illinois law, Public Act 97-1157, creates a new form of driver’s license, the temporary visitor’s driver’s license. The act states that the license may not be used as proof of identity. This...

2013 Zoning Certificate of Compliance Fee Increase

12/07/2012 - 12:18pm
The City of Chicago issued the following notice on December 3, 2012: The Zoning Certificate of Compliance will increase from $90 to $120, effective January 1, 2013. A Certificate of Zoning Compliance...

Water Certification Procedures - Update

11/13/2012 - 3:51pm
A Water Certification is required for all deeds being recorded even if you are recording two deeds for the same transaction. Read more about Water Certification Procedures. Questions? Contact Dan...

Transfer on Death Instrument - Underwriting Guidelines

10/17/2012 - 10:50am
The Illinois Residential Real Property Transfer on Death Instrument Act, effective January 1, 2012, created another way to transfer residential property while avoiding the expense of opening a...

A Closer Look at the CFPB’s Closing Disclosure

10/02/2012 - 4:45pm
By Alex Clark, ATG Law Clerk Introduction In the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), passed in 2010, Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection...

New Water Certification Procedures - Updated 11-13-12

09/07/2012 - 2:09pm
Effective immediately, ATG is using the City of Chicago Water Department’s electronic water management system to obtain Water Certifications, which are required on all City of Chicago properties. We...

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