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FinCEN Extends Title Insurance Geographic Targeting Order until October 2023

04/26/2023 - 7:18pm
Real Estate Transactions in Cook County, Illinois ATG Agents: The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has extended its previous Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) through October 21, 2023....

AS 1 v. Celtic Home Solutions

01/09/2023 - 9:49am
Subrogee entitled to priority up to the amount actually paid to the prior lienholder and not just the principal amount of the prior lien. AS1, LLC v. Celtic Home Solutions, LLC, et al., 2022 IL.App (...

A Return to the Classics: Fake-Check Scams and How they Can Affect Real Estate Transactions

10/27/2022 - 3:58pm
Over the last few years, there have been a lot of warnings related to wire fraud. Although wire fraud continues to be a growing threat in real estate transactions, it appears fraudsters are returning...

Qualified Mortgage Rule and Disbursement Requirements

09/26/2022 - 3:46pm
A Nuance of ATG Transactions When Guaranteed Rate® is the Lender See our notice on this topic for more information and a list of affiliated lenders: Qualified Mortgage Rule and Disbursement...

ATG Network Maintenance Starting Saturday

05/09/2022 - 9:30am
To keep our systems running smoothly, the ATG Information Technology Department will be performing maintenance and installing security-related patches this weekend. Start Date/Time: Saturday, May 14...

New Era at ATG, Same Commitment to Lawyers

04/12/2022 - 6:38pm
Originally sent via email April 12, 2022 Dear ATG Agents and Shareholders, I am pleased to announce that we closed on our merger with Guaranteed Rate on April 1, 2022. This has been an extraordinary...

Illinois Real Property Transfer on Death Instrument Act Amendments Now in Effect

01/10/2022 - 2:54pm
by Matt Buckley, ATG Law Clerk Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Illinois Real Property Transfer on Death Instrument Act on July 9, 2021, and the Act went into effect on January 1, 2022. The Transfer...