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Acceptable Identification for the Purpose of Notarization

06/15/2009 - 9:28am
On June 1, 2009 changes to the Illinois Notary Act took effect. One section of the Act that has undergone significant change is section 6-102(d), the text of which follows. (d) A notary public has...

HUD Secretary Requires Payoff Letters for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages

02/18/2009 - 8:28am
  February 2009 Vol. 2, No. 2   Claims Corner Mortgages; Reverse Mortgages HUD Secretary Requires Payoff Letters for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages Reverse mortgages (also...

Alvarez v Pappas (IL)

10/07/2008 - 2:49pm
2008 Ill. LEXIS 315 (Ill 2008), reh'g den. The owners sued the Cook County Treasurer and Collector (county) for return of duplicate payments of taxes. The county filed a motion for summary judgment,...

Predatory Lending Procedural Update

09/23/2008 - 12:41pm
Special Bulletin: Sent 9-23-2008 Predatory Lending Procedural UpdateEFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY ATTN: Chicago-Area Members In an effort to relieve the confusion caused by including the fee for the...

Changes to the Invoice for Title Charges

09/23/2008 - 12:41pm
Special Bulletin: Sent 9-23-2008 Changes to the Invoice for Title ChargesEFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY ATTN: Chicago-Area Members In an effort to provide clearer information to the consumer, Attorneys' Title...

SB 1167 Procedures - Home Equity Lines of Credit

09/05/2008 - 3:33pm
Home Equity Lines of Credit Need Not be Entered into Anti-Predatory Lending Database as Separate Applications Some title agents are mistakenly requiring brokers to enter Home Equity Lines of Credit...

Claims Corner: Mortgage Rescue Fraud

08/14/2008 - 1:19pm
What are the circumstances that could give rise to a mortgage rescue fraud? Consider this scenario: An owner of a piece of mortgaged real estate finds him/herself in financial distress and unable to...

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