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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...

Wells Fargo September 2015 - Refresher on Closing Requirements, Timeline for a Smooth Closing, More FAQs

09/16/2015 - 10:51am
Please see the September 14, 2015, edition of Settlement Agent Communications from Wells Fargo. It covers the following timely topics: Refresher on Closing Requirements and Wells Fargo Decisions You...

Massac County Recorder Indexing Errors

08/25/2015 - 2:56pm
ATG has been advised that there is a problem with the indexing of documents in the Recorder of Deeds office of Maasac County, Illinois. Apparently, since some time in 2010, documents with quarter-...

Water/Sewer Full Payment Certificate Required

08/04/2015 - 3:56pm
Effective August 8, 2015 - Applies Only to Property Located in the City of Chicago  The City of Chicago requires a Full Payment Certificate (FPC) for all transfers of real estate. An FPC is a...

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