Who May Assign a Deed of Trust, even if MERS has Authority?
by john gault | 2013/06/15
This material touches on numerous topics, including agency, but its primary goal is
to identify the party who may assign a deed of trust, either himself or who may empower
another, including MERS, to do so. I also discuss my belief that a deed of trust does not
"follow a note", why not, and why a court may not find an 'equitable' assignment.
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working for home title searching
by CHRISTINE POPISH | 2013/06/03
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Is a Conveyance Fee Due on the Conveyance of an Easement in Ohio?
by Robert Franco | 2013/05/24
Categories: Abstractors, Ohio Legislation, Public Officials, Title Industry
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reaffirms Dunham Rule
by Scott Perry | 2013/05/06
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Why the cost of Closing Protection Coverage has increased in Ohio
by Robert Franco | 2013/05/02
Categories: Defalcations, Risk, Liability and Claims, Title Industry
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Where is my loan? Who am I making payments to?
by ProTitleUSA Title Search | 2013/04/28
This is a question from many borrower’s who at one point took out a mortgage. This is a question that many recorders can not answer today. This is a question that can cause many claims without paying appropriate attention. At the same time, this is a question that only a few in the title industry are privileged to know the answer to. If you are a homeowner trying to find out why you are paying your mortgage to someone who is called as Servicers of your loan, it may cost you $100,000.00 yearly subscription and plenty of training to answer this question yourself.
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Can title be transferred or mortgage assigned to Fannie or Freddie?
by ProTitleUSA Title Search | 2013/04/08
After the financial crisis in 2007-2008, most of the loans were securitized through Fannie Mae (Fannie) and Freddie MAC (Freddie). Fannie and Freddie, although operate as a government backed enterprise, maintain the course and methods of a private and publicly traded company, focused on bottom line. Fannie and Freddie are one of the last resorts for securitization market, continuing to securitize loans in REMIC trusts through today. We see many foreclosure actions were Freddie or Fannie become an owner after the foreclosure sale. In the few states, we see assignments executed into Freddie and Fannie. Well, this does not make complete sense to me, or at least this requires massive curative work, here is why!
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"I was never a Robo-signer" - You are a Robo-signer and you just don't know it.
by ProTitleUSA Title Search | 2013/04/01
A clerk, paralegal, attorney or title officer/agent signing the assignments of mortgages in volume - Is this a Robo-signing? Its hard to say. How do you go about proving that the signor on these documents is a Robo-signer. Besides presenting signature and position mismatch on varies assignments, as well as, notary mis-acknowlegdements, there is another more scientific way to demonstrate if a signer is a Robo-signed documents.
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Should Securitization become a part of the Title Exam? SEC vs Title Violations
by ProTitleUSA Title Search | 2013/03/21
There are a number of new court cases where securitization issues are pointed out and Plaintiff’s standing is under heavy scrutiny. I will not explain the securitization theory in this blog, instead, offer a simplified view of the issue through the title search example. Let’s say the loan originated by Washington Mutual in 12/2006 (non-MERS loan) and the foreclosing party is “Bank of America in the capacity of Trustee for XYZ Mortgage Backed Securities Trust 2007-1”. Per county records, there is an assignment of mortgage from Washington Mutual to “Bank of America in the capacity of Trustee for XYZ Mortgage Backed Securities Trust 2007-1” recorded in 2012. On the surface, you would not see any issues with this assignment document; however looking deeper at the securitization of the loan we may find a number of inconsistencies or violations of securities law that are not a part of any checks by recorder or title examiner or notary.
Fraudulent use of Scanned Notary Stamps and/or Signatures, is it possible?
by ProTitleUSA Title Search | 2013/03/14
Can Robo-signed documents be completely done in an Abobe Photoshop with scanned notary stamps and scanned signatures?
We are all used to the idea of robo-signing being a process of signing and notarizing a stack of documents in a single day without any review of its content, similar to DocX pipeline operation of signing mortgage related documents.
If we would only look at the efficiency of the signing pipeline (for now, bypassing legal aspects of signing the documents), there is a better cost effective way for signing and notarizing the documents. With the age of digital recording, the document has to be presented in the recordable format, which means that the document has to have all attributes for the recorder to record the document in the county records. These attributes are broken down in parts, just like a document itself can be sliced into multiple elements. Documents would consist of parts that are constantly repeated, such as, authorized signatures and notary stamps and notary signatures.
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