title insurance: losing privacy for risk abatement...where does it stop?
- 06/13/09 08:25 AM
While sitting in the borough meeting the other night I noted that the fire departments are getting laptops with software that will give them a heck of alot of information about the structure they are saving, including pictures, floor plans, and I don't remember it all because I was stunned.It's all part of the overall loss of privacy and liberty in exchange for safety or risk abatement.How will they glean this information and just how much detail is there?I am frightfully aware of the data silos compiled by the big title insurance companies who in their vendor management of appraisals, credit (0 comments)
title insurance: Comment on PA title insurance rate filing....
- 03/31/09 09:51 PM
Dear Mr. Romberger:I am writing concerning the proposed changes to the TIRBOP rate structure. I do hope my comments will be considered as I did not learn of the rate filing until last week, having received no notice from my title underwriters or PLTA.I am a licensed title insurance agent. I have over 30 years of experience in the fields of real estate, mortgage lending and title insurance. Prior to starting a title insurance agency in 1991, I had worked for 13 years in mortgage lending including as a FHA direct endorsement underwriter and VA approved underwriter. I managed retail and (2 comments)
title insurance: We had a near miss in title today...
- 03/02/08 11:48 AM
and if it's happening here, it's got to be happening everywhere. THE PROBLEM The Sheriff's office is so overwhelmed with foreclosure volume that they can't provide data to the Prothonotary as quickly as usual and so YOU CANNOT RELY UPON A CURRENT SEARCH OF THE PROTHONOTARY'S office. I have a title commitment to issue on a property going to Sheriff's sale on Monday. My prudent purchaser chose to vet the title for an owner policy. The commitment is convertible into a policy should he be the successful bidder. Soooooo, I'm examining title and I see no mention of the Sheriff's sale (0 comments)