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Hired by the Lender; Liable to the Buyer?
In some states, an attorney title examiner may have a duty to a property buyer to show all title defects to the buyer, even if the attorney was hired by a mortgage lender, not the buyer—especially when the buyer pays the attorney’s fee at closing.
CoreLogic: House Prices Up 6.3%
CoreLogic, a leading housing data provider, has released its CoreLogic Home Price Index data for December 2015, which shows home prices are up 6.3% annually.
Old Republic Creates Specialized Commercial Services Division
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company (ORNTIC) has announced the formation of Old Republic Specialized Commercial Services, a business division of its National Services Group.
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Chronos Solutions Acquires Commerce Title
Chronos Solutions, a national real estate financial services provider, has acquired Commerce Title and Closing Services, LLC (Commerce Title) from parent company Ten-X, LLC (formerly Auction.com, LLC). 
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Consumer agency takes aim at deals that cost home buyers extra money
Home buyers usually don't have a clue about the existence of under-the-table marketing kickback deals, and they can end up paying hundreds or thousands of dollars extra at closings as a result.
Can't Pay or Won't Pay? Unemployment, Negative Equity, and Strategic Default
A study purports to show that strategic defaults rarely occur.
Nevada judge hands down prison sentence to Utah businessman
A federal judge in Nevada has sentenced a Utah man to nearly three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to embezzling about $4 million from escrow accounts linked to his title insurance company.
Colorado now has a Title Insurance Commission
Colorado now has a Title Insurance Commission, which will advise and propose rules to state Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar.
ALTA: This is where the CFPB got title insurance wrong with TRID
Requires providing wrong information to consumers.
MBA: Mortgages Were Harder to Get in January
Mortgage credit became harder to get in January, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association 's Mortgage Credit Availability Index.
MBA Weekly Report: Mortgage Applications Decrease Slightly
Mortgage applications decreased 2.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 29, 2016. The previous week's results included an adjustment for the Martin Luther King holiday.
Do Mandatory Title Search Laws Protect Consumers from No-Search Title Insurance?
A number of states have statute that state a requirement that a title search and examination be performed before a title insurance policy is issued. But do these statutes really have any real-world effect in deterring title insurers from issuing no-search title insurance? And are consumers protected from a title insurer that issues them no-search title insurance?
Title Fraudster Allegedly Used Courts To Further His Scheme
The U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of California has charged Robert Jacobsen with wire fraud and with engaging in financial transactions involving criminally derived proceeds. Jacobsen orchestrated an elaborate scheme whereby he would eliminate mortgages through fraudulent lawsuits in which he participated as both the plaintiff and the defendant.
What's a Defect Worth When Nobody Has Brought It Up Yet?
What are a title insurer’s obligations under a title insurance policy when the policyholder submits a claim due to a title defect it has discovered, but nobody is actually challenging the insured’s title?
A Title Insurer's Duty to Defend Non-Title Claims
Unlike many aspects of title insurance, a title insurer’s duty to defend its policyholder is not entirely a function of the language in the policy. State laws, which differ from state to state, govern the extent and scope of a title insurer’s duty to defend—for example, the extent of an insurer’s obligation to provide a defense to non-title claims in a lawsuit containing a title claim.
Broad Indemnity Clauses in Title Agency Agreements
Many title agents have agency agreements with their underwriters with indemnity clauses that are so broad that the agent is seemingly more likely to be ultimately liable for the loss from a claim than the deep-pocketed underwriter. But an agent may not be entirely out of luck if their underwriter comes after them for a loss.
Federal Courts Contribute to Searcher-Unfriendly Subrogation Law
Federal courts can often end up making state law through a process known as “entrenchment.” So even though state law dominates the field of land titles, federal courts may exhibit a great deal of influence on land title issues. A recent federal court decision in New Hampshire will help to illustrate how this works.
On the Blogs

Title Industry tasked with identifying money launderers
CHARLENE PERRY's Blog
2016/01/14
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TRID and it's impact on abstractors
CHARLENE PERRY's Blog
2015/10/05
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9th Circuit Reverses; Suit Goes Forward re: Mtg Loan Debt Collectors
john gault's Blog
2015/07/20
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"India" is not the problem
Thomas Pryde's Blog
2015/04/16
11 comments

Independent Abstractors: Well Trained Specialists (Part Three)
Thomas Pryde's Blog
2015/04/09
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Independent Abstractors: Making Peace With Technology (Part Two)
Thomas Pryde's Blog
2015/03/26
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Independent Abstractors: Dying Breed or Valued Specialists? (Part One)
Thomas Pryde's Blog
2015/03/19
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Introductions
Thomas Pryde's Blog
2015/03/10
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Reconstruction of Past Persons
William Pattison 's Blog
2015/02/20
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Violations of Professional Codes
William Pattison 's Blog
2015/02/16
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