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The Ohio House Sneaks a Massive Recording Fee Increase into the New Budget Bill
by Robert Franco | 2017/04/25

It was kept relatively quiet, though rumors have been circulating for a few weeks. Today the Ohio House of Representatives introduced a substitute budget bill that includes a massive increase in recording fees. Some documents will cost more than double if this version of the budget passes.  

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Categories: Ohio Legislation, Public Records, Title Industry

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Is Notice by Certified Mail Worth the Cost?
by Robert Franco | 2017/04/03

Certified mail is the most common form of notice required by law. It is intended to provide some assurance that notice is actually provided by getting the recipients signature acknowledging receipt.  But, is it really all that effective? More importantly, is it really worth the cost?  The Ohio legislature seems to believe that there is a better way to provide notice in some circumstances.

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Categories: Ohio Legislation

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Ohio House Bill Introduced to Regulate Solicitation of Deeds
by Robert Franco | 2017/03/22

The "Deed Scam" was discussed here on Source of Title more than a decade ago, and it hasn't gone away.  It refers to the official looking letter that warns you that you need a certified copy of your deed and then offers to get it for you... for $70.00, or more.  Considering I can get a certified copy for about $6.00 at the court house, I have always felt that this was nothing but a scam.  And, I'm not alone. 

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Categories: Consumer Advocacy, Crime, Ohio Legislation

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In God We Trust... Everyone Else Gotta Pay by Wire Transfer
by Robert Franco | 2017/03/12

In Ohio, the new Good Funds Law that goes into effect on April 6, 2017, will require any funds over $1,000 be provided by wire transfer for all residential closings.  Cash and cashier's checks for amounts over $1,000 will no longer be accepted.  

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Categories: Escrow/Funding, Ohio Legislation

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What is a title reader?
by Lydia Ruggiero | 2017/03/08

How many times do people ask what my job title is vs. how many times they follow-up with the question, "What is it that you exactly do?" Is basically equal. It is so rare that someone outside of the Title Insurance field understands my job as a Title Reader. So let me describe what it is that us title readers actually do for a living.

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Archive America 2017
by William Pattison | 2017/02/02

  Russel Neiss and Charlie Schwartz employed the Twitter platform to list the German passenger vessel manifest of the MS St. Louis . Carrying Jewish refugees, America refused entry causing a return to home port. @Stl_Manifest scrolls by passengers killed, in the form: "Fran Schmidt. The US turned me away at the border in 1939. I was murdered at The Netherlands.” Tweets add photographs of passengers too.

  This is a truly nouvelle and innovative way to make archival content relevant by democratizing access through public-private partnerships.  Social media sites like Instagram and Pintrest

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Michigan Abolished Dower
by Robert Franco | 2017/02/01

Michigan's dower statute has been on the books for more than 170 years.  Only a handful of states recognize dower rights, and the number is shrinking.  Interestingly, in Michigan the legislature finally took the steps to get rid of it because it would have needed to be revised in light of Obergefell v. Hodges (legalizing gay marriages).  

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Categories: Michigan Legislation

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A New Curative Statute is Working its Way Through the Ohio Legislature
by Robert Franco | 2016/08/28

Ohio currently has a statute that cures certain defects in recorded instruments when they have been of record for more than 21 years.  Defects that can be cured include improper witnessing and missing or defective acknowledgements.  Senate Bill 257, if it passes, will broaden the application of the statute and shorten the time it takes for the cure to take effect. 

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Categories: Ohio Legislation

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Title Industry tasked with identifying money launderers
by CHARLENE PERRY | 2016/01/14

It was with interest that I read this report today that adds just one more thing to the list of things we title agents are/may be tasked with having to do for the Government. 

 

http://thelegaldescription.com/TLD/ArticlesTLD/Title-industry-tasked-with-identifying-money-laund-65807.aspx?utm_source=vwTLDget&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TLD_Thurs_Enews

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TRID and it's impact on abstractors
by CHARLENE PERRY | 2015/10/05

Today I have seen a lot of discussion on these boards as well as on other sites asking how the new rules under TRID impact abstractors.  Let me see if I can add some insight.

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