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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...

New CPL Procedures for Indiana July 1, 2013

06/17/2013 - 11:05am
EDITOR'S NOTE: CPL Rates Updated 6-26-13 (see below) As of July 1, 2013, title insurers in Indiana will be required to issue Closing Protection Letters (CPLs) not just to lenders, but also to buyers...

Homeowner's Policy of Title Insurance Procedures for Indiana

06/17/2013 - 8:54am
ATG has adopted the American Land Title Association (ALTA) Homeowner's Policy of Title Insurance for a one-to-four family residence, as last revised by ALTA on 02-03-10, for use on transactions...

New Affidavit Charge in Cook County

05/09/2013 - 10:28am
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: There is a $2.00 affidavit charge for all exempt deeds being recorded with a Statement by Grantor/Grantee. This charge applies to Cook County transactions. For more information...

Procedural Best Practices: Record Documents within Two Days of Closing

04/29/2013 - 9:06am
Best Practice #4: Adopt standard real estate settlement procedures and policies that ensure compliance with Federal and State Consumer Financial Laws as applicable. To conform to ALTA’s Best...

Illinois Inter-Underwriter Indemnification Agreement

03/04/2013 - 2:44pm
Christine M. Sparks ATG Vice President – Managing Attorney Claims and Audit As of January 2013, all Illinois title insurance underwriters have entered into the Inter-Underwriter...

New CPL Procedures for Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa

02/22/2013 - 12:47pm
Issuing Closing Protection Letters: New ATG Procedures for Properties in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa Effective Monday, March 4, 2013, ATG staff must issue all Closing Protection Letters (CPLs) for...

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