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October 4, 2012

October 2012 – Not So Fast…..

Last month I provided a training tip regarding Estates, referencing, in particular, the usage of Open Estate Indemnity Agreements.  The implication of my “Tip” was that […]
September 4, 2012

September 2012 – Estate Indemnity Agreements

We’ve received several questions about Estate Indemnity Agreements over the past few weeks.  So many so, that I felt compelled to offer some guidance. If you […]
August 4, 2012

August 2012 – Real Estate Appreciation Month

As many of you know, every August we at Barristers Title spend the month showing our appreciation for you. . . our Customers. In the past […]
June 4, 2012

June 2012 Mechanics and Materialmen Liens – THE LATEST

Q:  What is driving Fidelity’s change in policy regarding Mechanics and Materialmen Liens? This is not a “Fidelity” issue.  Rather, it is an issue that impacts […]
April 4, 2012

April 2012 Entities

We often receive questions regarding entities, including, but not limited to, the identity of the appropriate party to execute an instrument when the buyer or seller […]
March 4, 2012

March 2012 – Change in Title Insurance Rates

By now, we are sure all of you are aware of the change in the title insurance rates in this State. We have summarized them for […]
February 4, 2012

February 2012 – Very Important Proposed Ethics Opinion

For those of you who have had lenders or real estate brokers force you to use a particular title carrier or agency, there is an interesting […]
January 4, 2012

January 2012 – RELA NC Emerging as Voice of Change

As many of you know, I am the Treasurer of this fine group (RELANC stands for Real Estate Lawyer’s Association of North Carolina).  In only its […]
December 4, 2011

December 2011 – Tip on Marketing

In this month’s Tip, we thought we would share with you some of the secrets of our success.  While, we as Title Agents, are not in […]
November 4, 2011

November 2011- The Death of Settlement Shops in NC

The State Bar is reconsidering the Advisory Opinion that (inadvertently) gave birth to the rise of Settlement Shops in North Carolina.  Authorized Practice Advisory Opinion (APAO) […]
September 4, 2011

September 2011- Abstracting Landlocked Properties

We have seen a good bit of these lately. Truth be told, prior to becoming a title agent, I am not sure that I understood what […]
August 4, 2011

August 2011 – Thank You!

As many of you know, every August we at Barristers Title spend the month showing our appreciation for you. . .our Customers. We do so with […]
July 4, 2011

July 2011 – P.R. Selling Real Estate Property

Far and away, the underwriting question I get most often pertains to estates. Of those questions, the issue most prevalent is the question of when a […]
June 4, 2011

June 2011 – Municipal Liens / A Lien on Title that (Almost) Everyone has Missed

When I was in private practice, I began to notice that I got smarter over time.  That is to say, I was a lot smarter at […]
May 4, 2011

May 2012 Has Fidelity Lost Its (Corporate Mind)?

Many, if not all of you, have seen FNT’s recent decision to significantly change the coverage provided under policies issued by Fidelity, Chicago and Commonwealth Title […]