Feb 2018
Cryptocurrency and Meeting the “Good Funds Rule”

A underwriter bulletin released yesterday by First American Title Insurance Company provided further clearance on how title underwriting guidelines will view real estate ...

Jan 2018
Are we watching CSI: NY Department of Financial Services?

In the battle over inducements in the Title Industry there have been twists and turns, high-profile politicians, lobbying, stays of execution. It’s all ...

Dec 2017
Fraud caught during a Title Examination

You buy a car. You buy auto insurance. Then when you accidentally back into that fire hydrant (because you couldn’t see it in ...

Dec 2017
Wigs, Wire Fraud, and Money Laundering: What we learned in 2017

With every passing year, it’s important to take stock of what you’ve learned in the past 365 days. We learned a lot in ...

Oct 2017
Marital Signature Requirements Updated

Updating Prior Blog Regarding Marital Signature Requirements This post is updating a post from February of 2012. We constantly get questions on whether or not ...

Sep 2017
FinCEN: Additional Reporting Requirements for Wire Purchases in NY, Elsewhere

In its effort to combat money laundering in luxury residential real estate purchases, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has announced a new Geographic ...

Jul 2017
3 clichés to prevent wire fraud in real estate

Our initial blog warning all of our clientele of wire fraudsters was very well received. Hence, we are following it up with even more ...

Sign up for our newsletter