Title Matters

"I checked with my bank and the money isn't there!" Whether you are the title agent, who wired out seller’s proceeds or a payoff...
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Title Matters

Summer Briefs
As we survive this incessant Louisiana heat and those almost daily showers that make it feel even hotter, I have to appreciate...
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Title Matters

Arguably the most sweeping change to our industry in the last century came in the form of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...
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Title Matters

RESPA Enforcement Announcements
In the past several weeks, three states with little in common have reported on RESPA-related enforcement activities ranging from...
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WIRE FRAUD ALERT

AND THIS FRAUD JUST ALMOST HAPPENED....
On a phone call last week, our office set a closing date and time, as well as, having a discussion about the customer wiring money the morning of the closing.
The customer called our office...
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Title Matters

President's Message: The Future of the CFPB and the Reintroduction of Title Insurance-Related Legislation.
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Title Matters

Last week Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) reintroduced the Ensure Fair Prices in Title Insurance Act (H.R. 517), which would ensure homebuyers are not overcharged when purchasing title insurance.
“Working Americans shouldn’t get cheated out of hard-earned dollars when they invest in a home for their family.” Read more »

Title Matters

The Private Works Act (the “Act”) is an important piece of legislation for title attorneys to know and understand. Codified in Louisiana Revised Statute § 9:4801, et seq., the Act provides contractors, subcontractors, and material providers of “private works” the right to file liens on the project in order to protect their ability to get paid for the work performed on the job. Read more »

Title Matters

Was the Title to your property…. READ IN LOUISIANA? You may have thought, aren’t all abstracts of title prepared in Louisiana examined by a Louisiana resident attorney? Well the answer unfortunately is not always… Since the late 1990’s and early 2000, many abstracts of title have been prepared OFFSHORE, for more […] Read more »