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Fraud Targets Law Clients

03/10/2016 - 9:20am
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois has issued an announcement, entitled Important Announcement About Telephone Scam, notifying attorneys that their clients may...

Cook County Recorder's Office and Affidavits of Heirship

03/09/2016 - 3:18pm
In a meeting with staff at the Cook County Recorder of Deeds Office, ATG has learned that the Cook County Recorder will no longer accept documents entitled, "Affidavit of Heirship" for recording....

Unreleased Mortgages - Title Clearance

11/13/2015 - 11:42am
There are some cases where a prior mortgage has been paid but unreleased, and a release cannot be obtained from the lender. In these instances, consider the following alternative methods to insuring...

Confusing Title Charges and Credits on Closing Disclosure

11/12/2015 - 12:23pm
Tell Your Story to the CFPB One of the main issues we are encountering with TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) implementation revolves around the confusing rule the Consumer Financial Protection...

To PUD or not to PUD...

09/22/2015 - 10:09am
The Underwriting Department has received several inquiries from members regarding when it is appropriate to issue the Planned Unit Development endorsements (ALTA 5 and ALTA 5.1). The endorsements may...

Wells Fargo September 2015 - Refresher on Closing Requirements, Timeline for a Smooth Closing, More FAQs

09/16/2015 - 10:51am
Please see the September 14, 2015, edition of Settlement Agent Communications from Wells Fargo. It covers the following timely topics: Refresher on Closing Requirements and Wells Fargo Decisions You...

Changes in Transfer on Death Instruments

09/10/2015 - 10:25am
ATTN Illinois Member Agents: Updated TODI Underwriting Guidelines. Due to the January 1, 2015 change in the statute, our guidelines for Transfer on Death Instruments have been updated. The good news...

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