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WORKPLACE BULLYING IN THE RENSSELAER COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE
by Laurie Liberty | 2018/04/25

I HAVE HAD TO FORGO WORKING AS A SEARCHER IN THE RENSSELAER COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE DUE TO 14 YEARS OF ONGOING WORKPLACE BULLYING.  IT IS MY HOPE THAT TITLE COMPANIES AND ATTORNEYS START WRITING LETTERS PETITIONING AGAINST WORKPLACE BULLYING, CONTROLLING AND MANIPULATIVE BEHAVIOR SO THAT THOSE OF US THAT ARE INNOCENTLY TRYING TO EARN A LIVING ARE FREE TO DO SO.

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WEBINAR | Appraisers: Is Your ID at Risk? | April 25
by Francesca Pascavage | 2018/04/11

Don't Fall Victim to Appraiser Fraud


Unfortunately, there has been a notable increase in appraiser ID theft lately. This webinar will take you behind the curtain to hear appraiser ID theft war stories, the warning signs you need to be aware of, and what steps you have to take if this does happen to you.

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR TODAY.

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Ohio Abstractors, Beware the Terminating Homestead Exemption
by Robert Franco | 2018/01/21

In Ohio, the disabled and elderly can receive a break on their real estate taxes by applying for a homestead exemption.  The exemption is generally available to Ohio residents who are disabled or at least 65 years old, who own and occupy their home and meet certain income thresholds.  For a title abstractor, it is important to note on the search that the taxes have been reduced by a homestead exemption so that the escrow agent can calculate taxes properly for a new owner - who may not qualify for the exemption.  It is also important to note when homestead may be ending without a transfer of title, such as may happen when a homeowner passes away but their estate has not conveyed the real estate.

Read on for more information about homestead, and an example that can catch an abstractor and escrow agent off guard. 

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Categories: Abstractors, Escrow/Funding, Ohio Legislation, Title Problems

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The Passing of a Good Friend, Pat Scott
by Robert Franco | 2018/01/02

I have gotten to know a lot of people since I started Source of Title in 2002.  Many of them I have had the pleasure of meeting in person at the National Association of Land Title Examiners and Abstractors (NALTEA) conferences.  One of the most memorable and friendly of the bunch was Pat Scott, and I am very sorry to say that he passed away just before the new year. 

Below are some of my memories of Pat, as well as his obituary and a link where you can sign the Guest Book. If you would like to share a story about Pat, feel free to post it below. 

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Categories: General Interest

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Technology -- Friend or Foe in Appraisal Management?
by Francesca Pascavage | 2017/12/11

For appraisers, there is software available today that significantly reduces the time-consuming burden of documenting the appraisal process and meeting the industry’s requirements under Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) regulations. But is technology the all-inclusive solution that overrides manual applications and does it provide the highest quality reports?

 

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Ohio Bill Introduced to Abolish Dower
by Robert Franco | 2017/12/10

Ohio is one of only a handful of states that still recognizes dower.  There has been talk about abolishing it for years, but nothing much has come of it until now.  On November 7, 2017, House Bill 407 was introduced and it is currently assigned to the Civil Justice Committee for hearings.  

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Categories: Ohio Legislation, Real Estate Law, Title Problems

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Can the Government Acquire Property by Adverse Possession?
by Robert Franco | 2017/10/08

In Ohio, you can acquire legal title to another's real property if you prove exclusive possession and open, notorious, continuous, and adverse use for a period of 21 years. But, the general rule is that you cannot adversely possess property against the state.  So, when a friend here in Ohio emailed me this very interesting question, my first thought was "sure... I think so, if all of the elements are met, why not?"  But, the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that private property shall not be taken "without just compensation." Does that rule out the possibility that the government can take title by adverse possession -- without going through the process of a condemnation proceeding and paying just compensation? Hmmm... it really is an interesting question.

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Categories: Adverse Possession, Inverse Condemnation, Real Estate Law

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Positive Changes in Ohio's Budget Bill: Recording Fee Hike Nixed, and more...
by Robert Franco | 2017/06/28

Ohio House Bill 49, the FY 2018-2019 Operating Budget, is headed to the Governor's office with a couple of significant, and positive changes. As I blogged a couple of months ago, they tried to sneak a massive increase in recording fees into the budget bill - changing to a flat-fee structure. That entire proposal has been nixed. And, the Good Funds Law is getting a much needed update to increase cash and cashier check limits.  

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Categories: Escrow/Funding, Ohio Legislation

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My First Experience with Inverse Condemnation
by Robert Franco | 2017/06/25

Last week I wrote about inverse condemnation: The Supreme Court of Virginia Examines the Limits of Inverse Condemnation.  It reminded me of a client I had shortly after I started practicing law, Yetieve.  She was in her late 70's and she was taking care of her husband who had dementia.  The last thing she needed was to be forced from her home, but after an unfortunate series of events they had to move. A corner of her home was sinking into a 12 foot deep crater and the roof was starting to crack -- it wasn't safe to stay there.  What had caused it, and who was responsible?  Well, that is an interesting story. 

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Categories: Inverse Condemnation

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BRASS Services is going out of business after years of service....
by William Pattison | 2017/06/19

Brass services is dissolving as a business as of the date of this entry. This is due to the death of our majority shareholder, Shane Mohler, who has been going through some serious health problems the last few years. His wife Jennifer felt that BRASS was Shane's business and should end with him.

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