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Fraudulent deed transfers: something to think about! - 02/23/08 05:32 PM
I spent the day fine tuning my talking points for a presentation that I'm giving in Tuscon next week. For the first time, I've decided to include fraudulent deed transfers to the ever growing categories of real estate fraud that I discuss with audiences.The decision was based on information gathered from three different sources that I encountered this past week. First, I received an e-mail from Dave Wirsching containing a link to a Philadelphia Daily News article portraying title theft as a minor epidemic in the City of Brotherly Love.An alarming "122 stolen properties" were reported in Philly in 2006 and (23 comments)
A glimpse of Americana - 02/19/08 06:00 PM
The Library of Congress has generously made a collection of 3,100 photos available on Flickr. Photos were selected that "have long been popular with visitors to the Library." Best of all, the photos have no known copyright restrictions and can be copied and distributed at will. Click here to view. I spent several enjoyable hours viewing this remarkable photographic trek through history. My father, who died when I was a high school freshman, served on a Coast Guard transport during World War II. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of my father sharing his wartime experiences in the South Pacific. A (14 comments)
A follow up to Lenn's post - 02/08/08 11:58 AM
A special thank you to Lenn Harley for writing a stellar post about the offshoring of title searches. Check out Lenn's diagram. I love it! Thanks are also due to all of you who commented and showed concern. Offshored title searches are a particularly complicated matter that have become something of a personal cause for me and a rapidly growing number of others. I've prepared a slide presentation highlighting the spirit of Lenn's post for Title-opoly and decided to give friends on Active Rain a sneak preview. Following Jeff's advise, I'm experimenting with eyejot and hope to embed a meaningful message (13 comments)
An abstractor has been sighted on Active Rain - 02/05/08 11:27 AM
A Pennsylvania title abstractor named Scott Perry has launched an Active Rain blog named Bossman's Blog. The addition of an abstractor to our eclectic collection of professionals is an exciting development. I happen to be an abstractor by training even though circumstances kept me behind a desk more than I liked. Sadly, the public knows very little about the important work done by these intelligent, hardworking colleagues of ours who quietly spend the bulk of their time in local courthouses. It needs to be said: an abstractors work-product is the solid foundation of a positive closing experience for buyers! Hopefully, we'll (34 comments)
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