Do You Need Additional Title Coverage?

by: tim_eckert

November 29, 2018 / Categories: Builders, Commercial Real Estate, Realtor, Residential

Do You Need Additional Title Coverage? Obtaining a Construction Loan? Making Home Improvements? Refinancing Your Mortgage? You may want to consider increasing the amount of insurance in your Owner’s Title Insurance Policy. If you previously purchased property and obtained an Owner’s Title Insurance Policy, it is possible that the amount of insurance in your policy does not reflect the current value of your property. When

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How to Develop Hack Proof Passwords

by: tim_eckert

October 09, 2018 / Categories: Builders, Commercial Real Estate, Cybersecurity & Wire Fraud, Realtor, Residential

How to Develop Hack Proof Passwords With all the publicity about cyber fraud, many people are rethinking their online security and trying to come up with hacker-proof passwords. But is there really such a thing as “hacker-proof”? At the very least, you can lengthen the odds that anyone would get access to your email, your bank account, your credit card information and your online business

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Ransomware – What is It? How To Avoid It.

by: tim_eckert

October 09, 2018 / Categories: Builders, Commercial Real Estate, Cybersecurity & Wire Fraud, Realtor, Residential

Ransomware According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred daily since January 1, 2016. What is ransomware? Ransomware is a form of malware that targets critical data and systems for the purpose of extortion. Currently, there are two primary types of ransomware: Lockscreen: shows a full-screen message that prevents users from accessing their PC or files Encryption: changes files so they can’t

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News Brief – August 2018

by: tim_eckert

August 03, 2018 / Categories: Builders, Commercial Real Estate, Realtor, Residential

                The Landmark Abstract News Brief is a roundup of noteworthy articles from both the residential and commercial title business. The August News Brief contains articles on reasons you should call and not text clients and prospects, taking protective measures against cybercriminals, implications of new tariffs on commercial real estate, industry-wide construction spending and much, much more. News Brief –

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Why New Homes Need Title Protection

by: tim_eckert

July 12, 2018 / Categories: Builders, Realtor, Residential

                Title insurance is recommended for a newly constructed home even though the home itself has no title history. Because your new home was built on unimproved land, there may have been many prior owners of the property and with those prior ownerships comes the uncertainty of a clear chain of title. Additionally, obligations to contractors who worked

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