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As you may know HUD has issued a request for public comments on the practice of "required use" in residential settlement transactions.  In particular HUD is seeking comments from the public relating to builders requiring that buyers use the builders selected lender, title agents, etc., In most in...
06/18/2010
If you don't read any other book about marketing this month you have got to read SOCI@L the Book.  This book, written by Ben Kinney and Jay Papasan is a vital tool for any one who wants to improve and increase their on-line presence and gain valuable information and resources for social networkin...
06/10/2010
I literally just got home from attending Rain Camp in D.C. today. It took me three hours to drive each way, but IT WAS WORTH IT! As an REO Title Expert, not a real estate agent, I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to use any of the information that was going to be presented, but I wanted to u...
06/10/2010
Senate Bill 1019 has passed and became law on July 1, 2010. This bill was enacted by the Maryland General Assembly to specifically address AfBA's in Maryland and to bring the matter into the forefront of issues relating to the title industry locally. I am very excited to see that the State has ac...
06/07/2010
HUD announced on June 4, 2010 that it will solicit information that can be used to inform any future revision or clarification of the regulatory definition in the "required use" of affiliated settlement service providers in residential mortgage transactions. HUD is seeking comments from an array ...
06/07/2010
Yes, I am a proud independant title agent. I love that I answer to no one other than myself (and of course the underwriter) and that I make decisions based on my experience and work ethic when it comes to issuing a title policy for a consumer.  So, having said that, you may wonder as to the title...
06/02/2010
I read a good article in the Washington Post today written by Dina ElBoghdady.  In the article Ms. ElBoghdady reports that are several provisions in the legislation that are designed to change the way in which lenders are compensated.  The provisions wiould hold lenders responsible for the loans ...
05/27/2010
Fannie Mae announced today that it will offer two new resources for home buyers and real estate professionals.  A HomePath Buyers Guide and podcast series.  The buyers guide will help home buyers to navigate the process of purchasing a home.  The information will include basic home buying and Hom...
05/14/2010
The Maryland General Assembly has recently ended it's session for the year and the Maryland Land Title Association was following many of the bills very closely.  Of particular interest to everyone in Maryland was the passage of HB 472 FORECLOSURE PROCEDURES-FORECLOSURE MEDIATION.  These new rules...
05/13/2010
I reviewed a title today and found that the property was subject to a water-sewer hook up fee payable annually. I have seen these a few times lately and want to bring to the attention of realtors and buyers the fact that these fees run with the land and are a lien on the property. The documents r...
05/11/2010
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