Refinance

It’s Not Too Early to Start Getting Ready for Refinances

It’s Not Too Early to Start Getting Ready for Refinances by Jerome Jelinek, Chairman Remember refinances? How about the crazy hectic days of 2021 and early 2022?  A recent trade publication article suggests those days might be just around the corner again. The article, which interviewed several prominent industry lenders, said that “A likely refinance […]

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An Overview of FHFA’s Title Insurance Waiver Pilot Program

The FHFA has introduced a “pilot” program that replaces title insurance on refinances with automated public record searches. To get an overview of this program, our Chairman, Jerome Jelinek, has shared some insight into its potential benefits and drawbacks. Could you give us some background on the proposal “pilot” program: What’s involved, how it will

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SOC2 Type2 Compliance

Corporate Settlement Solutions Earns SOC 2 Type 2 Certification A-Lign Confirms CSS’s Dedication to Security and Trust We are pleased to share that Corporate Settlement Solutions (CSS) has recently achieved the SOC 2 Type 2 certification from A-Lign, a respected cybersecurity and compliance firm. This accomplishment highlights our commitment to offering secure and dependable services

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Spring Industry Updates 2023

2023 Spring Industry Updates What’s New States Prohibiting Foreign Investors Several states have now passed “Alien Land” laws that prohibit the purchase or acquisition of title to real property by certain aliens or foreign entities. Minnesota’s statute focuses on prohibition of agricultural property, timber, forestry and mineral purposes (M.S.A. § 500.221); and North Dakota (NDCC,

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Title & Closing for Regional Lenders: Time for a Centralized Model!

Refinance Title & Closing: How Lenders Can Manage Their Vendors by Jerome Jelinek, CEO and President.   November, 17, 2021 While regional lenders have historically narrowed working relationships to a few AMCs and home equity title, valuation & flood vendors, the predominant model for title insurance and closing still authorizes loan officers in the field

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How Can We Improve Our Overall Title and Settlement Process?

Many of our lender customers express frustration with using so many different title & closing vendors across their lending footprint. With multistate lending operations, title vendors sometimes number in the hundreds! This results in as many different levels of quality, fee structures, points of contact, and methods of communication as there are vendors. Management of

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