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Cook County - Corrective Recordings Update

02/09/2017 - 1:51pm
To date, the Cook County Recorder of Deeds (CCRD) has accepted previously recorded documents for what has often been referred to as "Re-recordings" in a multitude of ways with no consistent or...

Illinois PTAX-203 - Real Estate Transfer Declaration Fill-in Form Program Will Be Discontinued March 1, 2017

02/07/2017 - 5:03pm
Please process all remaining declarations before March 1, 2017, as the Fill-in Form Program will no longer be available after that date. If the county in which you are filing the property tax sales...

LaSalle County Recording Fee Increase

01/26/2017 - 3:28pm
Effective February 1, 2017, the fee for the Geographic Information System (GIS) will increase from $16.00 to $36.00 per recording. For details and more information, visit the LaSalle County website,...

Don't Fall Victim to Wire Fraud Schemes

12/02/2016 - 11:02am
EDITOR'S NOTE: Updated May 4, 2017 Wire fraud schemes targeting real estate attorneys and real estate transactions in general are common. Fraudsters attempt to divert sellers’ proceeds and buyers’...

Increase in Recording Fees - DeKalb County, Illinois

11/22/2016 - 12:15pm
The DeKalb County, Illinois, Clerk and Recorder’s Office recently announced an increase in its Geographic Information System (GIS) fee from $13.00 to $24.00. The County portion of the Micrographics...

Wisconsin Rates and Rules Revised Effective November 1, 2016

10/14/2016 - 2:35pm
The revised  Rates and Rules Filing is designed to update fees to adequately reflect risk and expense factors and to clarify the application of existing rules. The new Rates and Rules take effect on...

The Marketable Title Act's Statute of Limitations

10/07/2016 - 12:58pm
by Danny Duerdoth and John Trepel, ATG Law Clerks The purpose of the Marketable Title Act is to simplify land title marketability and render harmless ancient defects in title. This article deals with...