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Understanding the New Medicare Contribution Tax and its Limited Impact on the Sale of Real Estate

12/24/2013 - 12:00am
Many erroneous rumors are circulating about a the 3.8% Federal Sales Tax on the sale of real estate. This relatively new tax may subject a seller to an additional tax on some of their home sale gain...

New Era in Closings: CFPB Releases Final Rule for Integrated Mortgage Disclosures

11/21/2013 - 5:56pm
On November 20, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its final rule to combine overlapping federal disclosure forms required by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Real...

New Virus/Malware Spreading

11/11/2013 - 6:17pm
The ATG Information Technology Department received the following information from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) regarding a particularly nasty malware virus. The fake...

Will County Recording Fees Increasing Effective November 4, 2013

09/27/2013 - 1:14pm
PROCEDURAL UPDATE: Will County Recording Fee Increase TO: ATG Member Agents FROM: ATG Search Department DATE: September 27, 2013 EFFECTIVE DATE: November 4, 2013 We...

New Suggested Rates for the Chicago Area

08/06/2013 - 11:46am
APPLIES TO CLOSINGS IN COOK, DUPAGE, GRUNDY, KANE, KENDALL, LAKE, McHENRY, AND WILL COUNTIES ATG announces a revised Suggested Rate Card for Chicago-area transactions. The new premium rates (see...

Comprehensive Endorsement 1 Retired in Favor of ALTA 9.3 Endorsement

08/01/2013 - 8:00am
ATG has retired the Comprehensive Endorsement 1, ATG Form 2008. Instead, you are advised to issue the ALTA 9.3 Endorsement, Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions – Loan Endorsement (ALTA 9.3-06)....

City of Chicago Water Certification Payment Change

07/10/2013 - 10:39am
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Due to a change in the City of Chicago Water Department’s procedures regarding online water certifications, ATG is only able to pay water certifications that were ordered by...

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