10 Things A Homebuyer Should Know About Their Closing

by: tim_eckert

November 14, 2018 / Categories: Realtor, Residential

10 Things A Homebuyer Should Know About Their Closing The search may have been long, but you’ve finally found the home of your dreams. You love its style, floor plan, and views. The neighborhood looks great. You’ve also done the hard work of reaching an understanding with the seller on price, signed a purchase agreement, and made an earnest money deposit. The home inspection went

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November News Brief

by: tim_eckert

November 2, 2018 / Categories: Commercial Real Estate, Cybersecurity & Wire Fraud, Realtor, Residential

November News Brief The Landmark Abstract News Brief is a roundup of noteworthy articles from both the residential and commercial title industry. The November News Brief features several different articles on both the commercial and residential real estate industry. Use the link below to review the November News Brief. News Brief – November 2018 Some of the articles contained within include: The ABCs of Connecting with

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Title Insurance for Commercial Transactions

by: tim_eckert

October 31, 2018 / Categories: Commercial Real Estate, Realtor

Title Insurance for Commercial Transactions The sale and financing of commercial real estate can be a complex process and title insurance plays an important role in the transaction. While commercial transactions are similar to residential transactions because they involve the transfer of property from one party to another, commercial transactions generally involve a larger financial investment, complex ownership entities and use, and more extensive research

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Realtors, Title Companies, Lenders Could be on Hook for Wire Fraud

by: tim_eckert

October 25, 2018 / Categories: Cybersecurity & Wire Fraud, Realtor

Realtors, Title Companies, Lenders Could be on Hook for Wire Fraud A white paper released by identity management company CertifID, analyzed a recent court ruling that heightened the standard of care owed by transaction participants to prevent wire fraud losses. According to the white paper “Wire Fraud Is Everyone’s Problem” written by CertifID founder and CEO Thomas Cronkright II, the ruling in Bain v. Platinum Realty

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Dangers of Telephone Spoofing

by: tim_eckert

October 15, 2018 / Categories: Commercial Real Estate, Cybersecurity & Wire Fraud, Realtor, Residential

Dangers of Telephone Spoofing You’ve read the warnings: “Don’t wire funds in response to an email without using call-back procedures!” In other words, call the party who appears to have sent the email at a known, safe phone number and confirm that they actually sent the email. Well, what happens if you receive a phone call from your intended funds recipient, asking that you wire

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