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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’...

Increase in Recording Fees - DeKalb County, Illinois

11/22/2016 - 12:15pm
The DeKalb County, Illinois, Clerk and Recorder’s Office recently announced an increase in its Geographic Information System (GIS) fee from $13.00 to $24.00. The County portion of the Micrographics...

Wisconsin Rates and Rules Revised Effective November 1, 2016

10/14/2016 - 2:35pm
The revised  Rates and Rules Filing is designed to update fees to adequately reflect risk and expense factors and to clarify the application of existing rules. The new Rates and Rules take effect on...

Reduce Your Exposure to Wire Fraud

05/13/2016 - 1:15pm
Protecting Your Clients and Your Practice It happened at an ATG closing just last week — the buyer’s attorney sent ATG wire instructions to his clients via unencrypted email. A fraudster intercepted...

Confusing Title Charges and Credits on Closing Disclosure

11/12/2015 - 12:23pm
Tell Your Story to the CFPB One of the main issues we are encountering with TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) implementation revolves around the confusing rule the Consumer Financial Protection...

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