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ALTA Creates Online Resource for Combating Wire Fraud

08/14/2019 - 3:51pm
Wire fraud continues to be a serious threat to real estate industry, netting millions of dollars for cyber thieves every year. The best defense for potential victims is heightened awareness, but too...

Claims Corner - United States v. Z Investment Properties, LLC.

06/26/2019 - 1:02pm
In United States v. Z Investment Properties, LLC., 921 F.3d 696 (2019), the United States recorded a Notice of Federal Tax Lien (“Notice”) against the sole owner of a property in Lake County,...

Title Claims - Importance of Checking Legal Descriptions

06/26/2019 - 1:00pm
A common underlying cause of claims is an error in the legal description. Mistakes of this type can result in omitted parcels, unpaid taxes, erroneous conveyances, overlaps, and/or title disputes....

Cook County Changing to Predictable Fee Schedule

04/17/2019 - 2:21pm
Cook County has announced, effective May 20, 2019, it is changing to a predictable fee schedule for recordings. For details and the new rates, please read the attached fee schedule from the Recorder...

Fight Back against Cyber Crime

01/22/2019 - 11:00am
The threat of wire fraud is growing exponentially. Consider these staggering statistics involving Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) and E-mail Account Compromise (EAC) scams: $3 billion stolen from 41...

MyDec Required for All Cook County Conveyances Starting January 21, 2019

01/10/2019 - 2:52pm
The Cook County Recorder of Deeds has announced, effective January 21, 2019, the requirement to include electronically-completed MyDec declarations when recording property conveyances will expand to...

Kendall County Changing to Predictable Fee Schedule

01/08/2019 - 5:33pm
Kendall County has announced that, effective February 2, 2019, they are changing to a predictable fee schedule for recordings. For details and the new rates, please read the attached notice from the...

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