Jan 2020
ny foreclosure law
Amended NY Foreclosure Law Risky for Bona Fide Purchasers and Title Underwriters

Despite protests from the NYSLTA, NY foreclosure law has been amended via bill A5619/S5160, which was signed and chaptered on December 23, 2019 ...

Jan 2020
florida notarial requirements
New Florida Notarial Requirements Effective January 1, 2020

The Florida legislature recently enacted House Bill 409, which amends various statutes that allowed for remote online notarization in Florida.  As a result, the ...

Jan 2020
Regulation 208
Important Update to NY Regulation 208 on Title Insurance Inducements

In 2018, the NY Department of Financial Services enacted regulations designed to limit NY title insurance companies from giving real estate professionals business ...

Dec 2019
drone surveys new york
Drones for Property Surveys are a Thing in New York State

We live in a brave new world. Old Republic, one of the largest title insurance underwriters in the country, just completed a two-month ...

Dec 2019
Pittsburgh Transfer Tax
January 1 Transfer Tax Increase will Give Pittsburgh Highest Rate in U.S.

Effective January 1, 2020, the total transfer tax for properties in the City of Pittsburgh will increase from 4.5% to 5%. For details, read ...

Oct 2019
title insurance cannabis companies
Bill Allowing Cannabis Companies to Access Banking, Title Insurance Reaches Senate

The Safe Banking Act (HR 1595), the first standalone marijuana bill to reach the House floor, passed by a vote of 321-103 and ...

Sep 2019
NY LLC Disclosure Requirements
Cuomo Signs Additional NY LLC Disclosure Requirements into Law, Effective Today

As a result of new legislation amending §1409 of the Tax Law and §11-2105 of the Administrative Code of the City of New ...

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