TOPA Alert – 2017 Amendment

Mark your calendar and testify at the September 21, 2017 public hearing regarding Bill 22-0315, “TOPA Accessory Dwelling Unit Amendment Act of 2017.” Whether you testify or simply attend, this will be your opportunity to hear the pros and cons of modifying the TOPA statute to exempt owner-occupied, single-family homes with accessory units. Click here

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DC’s Curative Statute for Recorded but Defectively Notarized Documents

You know the sinking feeling when it happens. We’ve all been there! You are examining deeds in a chain of title and you see that a document that was recorded more than a decade ago has a defective notarization. You begin to dread as the question arises: Does this mean I have to go back

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Industry News

Business Continuity: Have a Plan

Earlier this year, while Americans across the country were still celebrating July 4th, Jaime Kosofsky and his staff woke the following day to learn that a fire had gutted Brady & Kosofsky’s main office in Matthews, N.C. Kosofsky, a partner with the law firm, said that within minutes of arriving on scene, the executive management

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What Is Multifactor Authentication?

An update to ALTA’s Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices that goes into effect in January requires the use of multifactor authentication (MFA) for all remotely hosted or remotely accessible systems storing, transmitting or transferring non-public personal information. Multifactor authentication is different than the traditional method of logging into an account with a username

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Get Your Free ALTA Registry Listing

  In 1878, New Haven, Conn., became home to what is considered the world’s first telephone directory, consisting of a single piece of cardboard that included listings for 50 individuals, businesses and other offices in the city of 150,000 people. While other businesses had used telephones before—even printing lists of subscribers—the New Haven version claim to primacy rests on the

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GenEveryone: Connect With All Generations

Marketing and branding innovator Scott Stratten took the stage sporting a man bun for the closing Omni Session at ALTA ONE in Austin. Why the interesting hair style? Stratten quickly explained. “My wife loves it. That’s the only reason,” he joked. From there, the best-selling author and president of UnMarketing took attendees on a roller-coaster of

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