Partnerships

Partnerships At one time, Partnerships were a preferred entity for holding real property. When the limited liability company laws were created, LLC’s became the norm and Partnerships generally fell out of favor. Notwithstanding that, on occasion, you may have a...

e-Closings

At the risk of creating some anxiety, I am tackling a subject this month that is less relevant today than it will be in the near future.  e-Closings are a source of anxiety, fear and consternation for us real estate practitioners.  It represents a significant change...

2018 March Madness Bracket

March Madness is here! Download your 2018 March Madness Bracket and fill it out. Once you are done send it over to summer@barristerstitle.com or Fax it to 704-799-6583. If you are having issued downloading the bracket, click the Final Four image above....

Wire Fraud

By now, we should all be aware that our industry is under attack by cyber thieves.  All of you should have procedures in place to prevent cyber thieves from stealing funds related to your closings.  Some of the best practices we have seen include: Obtaining the wiring...

Powers-of Attorney

In the immortal words of William Shakespeare, “To record or not to record.” Okay. . .so maybe that’s not how it went, but it’s still worthy of a discussion as it relates to Powers of Attorney.  I am going to make a number of references to NCGS...

Second Mortgage Lien Payoffs: HAMP and HARP

For this month’s article, I am borrowing extensively, with permission, from an Underwriting Bulletin sent to us by North American Title (NATIC).  The Bulletin concerns certain liens that may appear on title that may be somewhat curious.  If you quiz the seller or...