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William Pattison 's Blog

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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Reconstruction of Past Persons
by William Pattison | 2015/02/20

   You can have your DNA sequenced for $99.  Tools to analyze your results can be downloaded to your computer or your results can be uploaded to various websites for the same.

  

 

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Violations of Professional Codes
by William Pattison | 2015/02/16

   Some recent discussion regarding the role of title abstractors and their ability to offer legal advice has been a topic of note.  Most of the discussion is  about how we can convey an understanding of our legal constraints to our clients;  what words are most effective in helping those who seek our assistance to get the most out of our services without stepping over an invisible line marking the boundary of our jobs and the start of someone elses.

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An End to Outsourcing & Off-Shoring of Title?
by William Pattison | 2015/02/03

   As unlikely as this sounds, we may be seeing cracks forming in the current practice of eliminating local experts.

 

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Civil Records, Probate, Title and Same Sex Marriage Collide at Supreme Court
by William Pattison | 2015/01/28

   Same-sex marriage, gay marriage, or any other name assigned to couples of the same gender living in a domestic union has given rise to a number of social matters that civil law is attempting to catch up with.  The US Supreme Court may lay some of these concerns to rest soon, as it has agreed to hear the matter of legalizing these unions across the nation.

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Season Shift in Foreclosure Marlet
by William Pattison | 2015/01/15

   The winter months have me down and there seems to be nothing new under the sun that is worth blogging about, so I've been less-than-topical lately and want to get (somewhat) back on track here.

 

  Let us review the current investors market in residential mortgage foreclosures.

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Je Suis Charlie
by William Pattison | 2015/01/12

The foundational liberties of Western Civilization were shaken by the recent murders of journalists in France. 

 

  The abstracting community shares the grief and heartache of the families, friends, colleagues and fellow nationals of the victims.

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New Year Fun: Shoot for the Moon then Abstract the Lunar Homestead
by William Pattison | 2015/01/01

   An interesting bit of fluff is the occasional news story about entrepreneurs who sell parcels of land on the Moon. 

 

  Have you ever considered what it takes to search title on a property that is extraterresterial?  Well, here's a primer for you.

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Chilling the Bid
by William Pattison | 2014/12/15

  An illegal but all too common practice in foreclosure auctions, is hard to spot except in a recent incident which was loud and blatant.

  A recent auction day in San Mateo County brought out a homeowner about to lose her house. 

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Bankrutcy Protection for Foreclosure Investors
by William Pattison | 2014/12/07

   OK, my title is a bit misleading.  Many house flippers feel "safe" NOT checking the bankruptcy status of homeowners in foreclosure.  A few misunderstandijgs have given rise to this notion.

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I am sorry to hear about Shane's passing.  My condolences also. Is this the same Shane tha...
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