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Criminals Have a New Target for Wire Transfer Fraud

05/25/2017 - 11:03am
And the Cheat Goes On... by Gregory J. Miely, ATG Senior Underwriting Manager and Corporate Counsel IMPORTANT: Verify Payoff Statements and Wire Transfer Instructions with the Lender before...

Confirm Wire Instructions before Sending Funds

05/04/2017 - 5:22pm
See our REVISED post, Don't Fall Victim to Wire Fraud Schemes, updated May 4, 2017. New language on #2 confirms that a party should never use contact information supplied in an email they receive for...

Cook County Tax Year 2015 Annual Tax Sale

02/09/2017 - 3:37pm
Please note that the Cook County Treasurer has scheduled the Annual Tax Sale earlier than in the past. Here are the dates to remember: Registration: Open February 10 through March 24, 2017 Deliquency...

Cook County - Corrective Recordings Update

02/09/2017 - 1:51pm
To date, the Cook County Recorder of Deeds (CCRD) has accepted previously recorded documents for what has often been referred to as "Re-recordings" in a multitude of ways with no consistent or...

Illinois PTAX-203 - Real Estate Transfer Declaration Fill-in Form Program Will Be Discontinued March 1, 2017

02/07/2017 - 5:03pm
Please process all remaining declarations before March 1, 2017, as the Fill-in Form Program will no longer be available after that date. If the county in which you are filing the property tax sales...

LaSalle County Recording Fee Increase

01/26/2017 - 3:28pm
Effective February 1, 2017, the fee for the Geographic Information System (GIS) will increase from $16.00 to $36.00 per recording. For details and more information, visit the LaSalle County website,...

Don't Fall Victim to Wire Fraud Schemes

12/02/2016 - 11:02am
EDITOR'S NOTE: Updated May 4, 2017 Wire fraud schemes targeting real estate attorneys and real estate transactions in general are common. Fraudsters attempt to divert sellers’ proceeds and buyers’...

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