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Overseas, Blockchain Deed Recording Is Already Happening

Aug 7th 2020

Though it’s long been predicted that Blockchain would work its way into real estate — specifically with regard to deed and title recording — our states’ traditional deed recording systems have proven advanced and reliable enough to keep the disruptive technology at bay. (As a reminder, Blockchain is a distributed ledger ...

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Security Interest versus License Agreement: Whats a Technology Start Up to Do???

Jul 29th 2020

We live in the age of the tech startup. Entrepreneurs with exciting ideas and nothing but a nickel in their pockets have created the next big thing and reshaped the very society we live in. Far more frequently, the startups go belly-up, leaving investors and lenders to divvy up what’s ...

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When Passive Voice should be used by Real Estate Transactional Lawyers?

Jul 22nd 2020

Forgive the clumsy title. It’s in the passive voice. The subject, transactional lawyers, is being acted upon by the verb rather than vice versa. Those who advise transactional lawyers typically say to never use the passive voice in contracts, and most times this is sound advice. The passive voice creates ...

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Unrecorded Liens 101

Jul 17th 2020

There are a number of issues that can affect the title to real property. Unrecorded liens are just one potential cause for trouble. Here's how to find them. Examples of Unrecorded Liens Here are a few examples that you should look out for: Outstanding charges from the city for various services, such ...

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Title Insurer Liability, Third Party Misconduct and Fraudsters on the Rise!

Jul 12th 2020

In a complex four-way suit between three real estate developers and one's title insurance company, a noteworthy legal precedent about title insurer liability has emerged. Chief U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney granted a summary judgment motion in favor of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, affirming that they were not ...

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The Two Magic Words that can Legally Save your Security Interest

Jul 7th 2020

In life, in lending and in title insurance, it’s the little things that end up being most consequential. Great lawyers and title agents who want to be super heroes to their clients know the "devil is in the details". A recent case out of New York showed just how important ...

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Lakeside Title Nationwide Survey: The Impact of COVID 19 on the Housing Markets

Jun 25th 2020

Data from March of 2020 reveals a 15.7 percent reduction in the national housing inventory year-over-year. Median list prices are up 3.8 percent. Large-market inventory is down by 17.1 percent. Homes are selling in about 60 days. According to's national U.S. housing data, the real estate market seemed to be ...

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Surprising Effects of Coronavirus on Maryland’s Housing Market

Jun 18th 2020

All eyes are on the Maryland housing market to gauge the impact of COVID-19. The good news is that the market will probably sail through the crisis unscathed. President Trump has voiced the hope that the virus might vanish miraculously. Let's hope he's right. Here’s the Scoop So Far The stock market ...

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Liens 101: a Primer on the Various Types of Liens

Jun 11th 2020

There are many different types of liens, and as a leading title agency we know them all. Liens are a creation of the legislature designed to allow certain ways to secure debts on real estate. Here’s a brief introduction. What is a lien? A creditor mayplace a notice on your property requiring you ...

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May 28th 2020

A revolution in secured lending is underway, but it’s still in its early stages. The revolution is blockchain technology. The potential is massive, but at the moment it’s still in dial-up phase — think of the internet in 1992. Blockchain technology, the ledger system that makes Bitcoin possible, turns records into ...

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