TITLE COMPANIES “NOT OUT OF THE WOODS” YET ON COVERAGE

By Dave Krieger (Op-Ed) – September 10, 2012 When I was lecturing at the V. G. Young Institute’s annual Texas Clerks School in January, an interesting question was posed to me by one of the clerks (after having delivered a scathing presentation entitled MERS 101) regarding title insurance coverage. “How is it that title companies […]
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ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA JURY CONVICTS FARKAS ON 14 COUNTS & WE STILL CAN’T SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!

By Dave Krieger A follow-up that is anything but finite … An Associated Press report issued yesterday might have made for cause célèbre, in light of the anniversaries of Waco and Oklahoma City (and what some might make light of as a satanic holiday), however the end result is anything but complete. Lee B. Farkas […]
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THE SHOCKWAVES OF THE IBANEZ-LaRACE CASE CREATE NATIONAL RIPPLE EFFECT; BANKS HAVE A REASON TO BE NERVOUS; E&O CARRIERS WATCH OUT!

By Dave Krieger This opinion is based on legal research only and cannot be construed as legal advice! IT’S HOMEOWNER-PLAINTIFF QUIET TITLE ACTION IN REVERSE The point being here … if you didn’t learn anything about quieting titles in the book “Clouded Titles”, it would be best suited perhaps to espouse the deeds of U.S. […]
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H.R. 6460 IS A START; BUT ON THE RIGHT TRACK?

By Dave Krieger When you first glance at page 1 of this House Bill, initiated by Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptor, it’s almost as if you’d think, “Yes, there is a God!” However, the “Transparency and Security in Mortgage Registration Act”, while nailing MERS in regards to prohibiting Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae from […]
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NEW QUIET TITLE SUIT FILED IN MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ ON THE HEELS OF A QUIET TITLE ACTION THAT WAS REMANDED BACK TO SUPERIOR COURT IN PHOENIX

By Dave Krieger The case is Easton v. Bosco et al with a case number of CV2010-054748; filed four days after U.S. District Court Judge Mark E. Aspey remanded a quiet title action back to the State Superior Court for Maricopa County, previously removed by Defendants First Horizon Home Loan Corporation and others to federal […]
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MERS TELECONFERENCE YIELDS SOME POSITIVE ACTION PLANS

By Dave Krieger It was a telephone conference you would have just died to be on. It appears that county recorders are starting to take notice of the losses in revenue with MERS’s circumvention of their recordation systems. By best conservative projections out of this conference, John O’Brien, Essex County Massachusetts Register of Deeds head […]
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WHAYYDA MEAN I CAN’T GET TITLE INSURANCE ON A SHORT SALE ?

By Dave Krieger Not time for the “I told you so speech” … but the tell-tale signs that the title companies are starting to get nervous about insuring distressed properties is now starting to manifest itself. A Realtor for Keller-Williams in Kansas City had a $600,000 short sale cash buyer all ready to go. The […]
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