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Cordially, Mark

Can I use the Seller’s Owner’s Title Insurance Policy? teaser

Can I use the Seller’s Owner’s Title Insurance Policy?

12/7/2022 10:52:09 AM

We’ve talked extensively about the importance of obtaining an owner’s policy of title insurance ...

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What to Look for in a Commercial Title Insurance Company teaser

What to Look for in a Commercial Title Insurance Company

12/6/2022 5:50:17 AM

There are a lot of title insurance companies in Minnesota. With so many options, making a decision can be tough. But...

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The Most Common ALTA Endorsements teaser

The Most Common ALTA Endorsements

12/5/2022 10:46:03 AM

When you’re looking to purchase title insurance, there are a wide variety of endorsements available to you &ndash...

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How Water can Impact Property Legal Descriptions & Title Insurance teaser

How Water can Impact Property Legal Descriptions & Title Insurance

11/30/2022 6:56:49 AM

Properties that are located on or near bodies of water can present unique difficulties for examiners and title...

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Title Insurance – What is it Good For? A Lot. teaser

Title Insurance – What is it Good For? A Lot.

11/29/2022 6:55:31 AM

The real estate market is hot, and buyers need to be aware of one of the most important aspects of purchasing property ...

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3 Things to Know About Writing Title Insurance in Wisconsin teaser

3 Things to Know About Writing Title Insurance in Wisconsin

11/28/2022 11:53:34 AM

When it comes to real property, Wisconsin is a unique state – with rules that are markedly different than those...

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Making Sure the Correct Parties Sign the Easement teaser

Making Sure the Correct Parties Sign the Easement

11/23/2022 3:52:53 AM

From a title insurance perspective, if we are being asked to insure an easement, one of the things we look at most...

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What to Do if You’re A Victim of Commercial Real Estate Fraud teaser

What to Do if You’re A Victim of Commercial Real Estate Fraud

11/22/2022 3:50:48 AM

There are many things you can do to prevent wire fraud during a commercial transaction. But what should you...

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Land Trusts & Title Insurance in Minnesota teaser

Land Trusts & Title Insurance in Minnesota

11/21/2022 10:46:52 AM

One type of trust that we sometimes deal with in title transactions is a land trust or passive trust. Land...

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An Example of the Commercial Participation Interest Endorsement teaser

An Example of the Commercial Participation Interest Endorsement

11/16/2022 6:15:49 PM

Below is an example of the ALTA Commercial Participation Interest Endorsement that may be used in commercial...

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What are SWAP Endorsements & When Can they be Used? teaser

What are SWAP Endorsements & When Can they be Used?

11/15/2022 6:14:11 AM

A SWAP endorsement ensures the priority of a mortgage in the event of a swap. A swap is a situation in which the...

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A Template of the Sears Endorsement for Future Improvements teaser

A Template of the Sears Endorsement for Future Improvements

11/14/2022 12:13:07 PM

Below is an example template of the ALTA Sears Endorsement for Future Improvements for use in title insurance...

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Writing Title Insurance in Iowa teaser

Writing Title Insurance in Iowa

11/9/2022 11:02:03 AM

Most people don’t know that we can write title insurance in Iowa. As with any other state in which we provide...

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Types of Trusts in Commercial Title Insurance teaser

Types of Trusts in Commercial Title Insurance

11/8/2022 6:00:11 AM

Trusts come in several different forms (e.g. Inter-vivos, Testamentary, Business, etc.). The type we most often...

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Endorsements & Title Insurance in Florida teaser

Endorsements & Title Insurance in Florida

11/7/2022 10:56:39 AM

Florida is one of the states in which we write title insurance directly. As with all the other states we write title in...

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Tips for Understanding Title Insurance teaser

Tips for Understanding Title Insurance

11/2/2022 1:20:16 PM

Title insurance is an essential aspect of any commercial real estate deal, but the concept can be confusing for some...

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Finding the Best Time to Close on Your Commercial Property teaser

Finding the Best Time to Close on Your Commercial Property

11/1/2022 1:19:03 PM

Finding the best, most convenient time to close on your commercial property can be tough. Many people we work with just...

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3 Signs of a Great Title Insurance Company teaser

3 Signs of a Great Title Insurance Company

10/31/2022 5:17:45 PM

When you are searching for a title company to underwrite an owner’s policy or to close your transaction, it can...

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Common Errors when Recording Title Insurance teaser

Common Errors when Recording Title Insurance

10/26/2022 7:11:19 AM

Sometimes when documents are submitted for recording they need to be rejected. This can happen for a number of reasons....

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Fraud Protection Tips for Commercial Real Estate Transactions teaser

Fraud Protection Tips for Commercial Real Estate Transactions

10/25/2022 6:09:57 AM

Email phishing is one of the most common current efforts that fraud perpetrators are using to insert themselves in the...

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Undefined Easements vs. Blanket Easements teaser

Undefined Easements vs. Blanket Easements

10/24/2022 10:58:50 AM

We often come across easements that are not well-defined (known as “undefined easements”), or...

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Property Legal Descriptions & Bodies of Water teaser

Property Legal Descriptions & Bodies of Water

10/19/2022 1:00:21 PM

Property affected by a body of water can be difficult to examine and insure. In this article we are going to talk about...

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Title Insurance Costs: Differences Between States & Regions teaser

Title Insurance Costs: Differences Between States & Regions

10/18/2022 5:58:42 AM

When it comes to title insurance there are significant cost variables between states, as well as urban and rural...

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The Title Process in a Nutshell teaser

The Title Process in a Nutshell

10/17/2022 12:57:19 PM

When you contact us with a title insurance order there are a lot of things that happen behind the scenes. We don...

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Potential Complications When Dealing with Torrens or Abstract Property teaser

Potential Complications When Dealing with Torrens or Abstract Property

10/12/2022 11:05:27 AM

If your real estate transaction involves Torrens property and you submit a deed to the County Recorder’s office...

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How to Establish Priority When Dealing with Mechanic’s Liens teaser

How to Establish Priority When Dealing with Mechanic’s Liens

10/11/2022 7:02:59 AM

Many commercial title insurance claims deal with mechanic’s liens. In this article, we are going to talk about how...

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Policy Authentication Endorsement (aka Electronic Signature Endorsement) teaser

Policy Authentication Endorsement (aka Electronic Signature Endorsement)

10/10/2022 10:56:33 AM

In this article, we are going to talk about the Usury, Utility Access & Policy Authentication Endorsements and how...

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5 Assurances of the ALTA 3.2 Endorsement teaser

5 Assurances of the ALTA 3.2 Endorsement

10/7/2022 7:13:35 AM

The ALTA 3.2 endorsement is the zoning endorsement for land under development. As with any endorsement, there are...

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How to Avoid Complications During a Commercial Real Estate Transaction teaser

How to Avoid Complications During a Commercial Real Estate Transaction

10/6/2022 7:12:12 AM

Commercial real estate transactions can be complex. If you’re not prepared, there may be complications throughout...

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Plat Tips for Dealing with Monuments & Easements teaser

Plat Tips for Dealing with Monuments & Easements

10/5/2022 10:11:36 AM

When it comes to creating and dealing with plats, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind. We’ve talked...

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Will My Real Estate Agent Know the Title Details of My Property? teaser

Will My Real Estate Agent Know the Title Details of My Property?

9/28/2022 10:36:55 AM

When you’re searching for a new piece of property, you can rely on your real estate agent for a lot. However...

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A Few Things to Know About Private Charges / Assessments teaser

A Few Things to Know About Private Charges / Assessments

9/27/2022 7:34:46 AM

Private charges (or private assessments) occur when a party places a lien against a piece of land in order to recoup...

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Who Do Title Companies Serve? teaser

Who Do Title Companies Serve?

9/26/2022 6:32:37 AM

Many people assume that title companies only work with sellers and buyers of real estate. But title companies work with...

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The Essential Role Title Searchers Play in Property Transactions teaser

The Essential Role Title Searchers Play in Property Transactions

9/21/2022 5:05:30 AM

Title searchers are an essential part of any commercial real estate transaction. In this article, we are going to...

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Title Insurance Recording Standards teaser

Title Insurance Recording Standards

9/20/2022 6:25:51 AM

The process of document recording is highly regulated in Minnesota. You need to follow very specific rules in order to...

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Protecting Yourself from Fraud in a Commercial Real Estate Transaction teaser

Protecting Yourself from Fraud in a Commercial Real Estate Transaction

9/19/2022 6:23:20 AM

Every time you engage in a commercial real estate transaction you are susceptible to fraud. Scammers are constantly...

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What Should You Expect to Pay for Title Insurance? teaser

What Should You Expect to Pay for Title Insurance?

9/14/2022 10:21:09 AM

Cost is at the top of mind for most people when buying a piece of commercial real estate. Buyers want to know how much...

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Do You Need Title Insurance for a Newly Constructed Property? teaser

Do You Need Title Insurance for a Newly Constructed Property?

9/13/2022 6:19:39 AM

Title insurance protects your ownership rights of a property against any future claims due to defects in the prior...

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3 Things to Know About Land Trusts & Title Insurance teaser

3 Things to Know About Land Trusts & Title Insurance

9/12/2022 10:17:04 AM

Land trusts (or passive trusts) are a type of trust that pop up in title insurance transactions every once in a while...

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How a Title Search Can Identify & Resolve Title Defects teaser

How a Title Search Can Identify & Resolve Title Defects

9/8/2022 12:23:42 AM

Many people don’t understand the full importance of the title search process. In this article, we are going...

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Changing Language in a Title Insurance Policy teaser

Changing Language in a Title Insurance Policy

9/7/2022 12:22:11 AM

Language is important in a title insurance policy. More important than many realize. Indeed, a lot of people fail to...

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The Potential Limitations of Title Insurance teaser

The Potential Limitations of Title Insurance

9/6/2022 12:17:55 PM

Title insurance is a must-have with any commercial real estate deal. But title insurance doesn’t always cover...

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Title Insurance Turnaround Times: Urban vs. Rural Property teaser

Title Insurance Turnaround Times: Urban vs. Rural Property

8/31/2022 6:43:11 AM

Turnaround times for getting title commitments or abstracting work out of urban vs. rural areas can be very different...

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Title Closing Costs & Recording Fees teaser

Title Closing Costs & Recording Fees

8/30/2022 10:39:31 AM

Important factors to consider when writing title insurance across states are the closing and recording fees that...

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The Benefits of Torrens Property teaser

The Benefits of Torrens Property

8/29/2022 10:30:20 AM

Torrens property is an interesting animal in the realm of real property. If an item is raised on the Certificate...

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How to Verify That a Corporate Officer has Legal Authority teaser

How to Verify That a Corporate Officer has Legal Authority

8/24/2022 11:45:36 AM

In previous articles, we've discussed real estate transactions with legal entities. Specifically, we've...

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4 Things That can Potentially Delay Your Commercial Real Estate Deal teaser

4 Things That can Potentially Delay Your Commercial Real Estate Deal

8/23/2022 11:43:55 AM

There are a lot of moving parts in any commercial real estate transaction. Thus, there are many things that can throw a...

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When to Involve a Title Company in a Commercial Real Estate Transaction teaser

When to Involve a Title Company in a Commercial Real Estate Transaction

8/22/2022 11:41:47 AM

People have a lot of questions when it comes to commercial real estate transactions. And that’s no surprise, as...

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Real Estate Recording Standards in Minnesota teaser

Real Estate Recording Standards in Minnesota

8/17/2022 11:16:14 AM

Minnesota Statute Sections 507.24 and 507.093 set forth...

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3 Tips to Protect Yourself from Wire Fraud teaser

3 Tips to Protect Yourself from Wire Fraud

8/16/2022 11:13:05 AM

Fraud is ever-present in the commercial real estate industry. Here a few tips for protecting yourself from fraud in...

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Steps to Take After Receiving a Title Claim teaser

Steps to Take After Receiving a Title Claim

8/15/2022 11:07:58 AM

It’s a scary thing when someone brings a title claim against your property. Many people don’t know what to do...

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3 FAQs About Owner’s Title Insurance teaser

3 FAQs About Owner’s Title Insurance

8/10/2022 11:38:50 AM

People have a lot of questions about owner’s title insurance, and we’re here to answer them! In this...

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Tips to Avoid Disaster After Closing a Commercial Transaction teaser

Tips to Avoid Disaster After Closing a Commercial Transaction

8/9/2022 11:37:18 AM

Closing on a property can be complicated and nerve-wracking. Once the closing has finished, many people assume they are...

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Title Insurance vs. Homeowner’s Insurance – What’s the Difference? teaser

Title Insurance vs. Homeowner’s Insurance – What’s the Difference?

8/8/2022 11:32:34 AM

Many people think title insurance and homeowner’s insurance are the same thing, but they are not. There are some...

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Historical Reliance on Abstracts in Title Insurance teaser

Historical Reliance on Abstracts in Title Insurance

8/3/2022 11:30:43 AM

One of the big differences in title insurance among states is the historical reliance on Abstracts and how those are...

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Torrens vs. Abstract Property in Minnesota teaser

Torrens vs. Abstract Property in Minnesota

8/2/2022 11:28:55 AM

In any Minnesota commercial real estate transaction it’s important to know what type of property you’re...

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The Importance of an Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance teaser

The Importance of an Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance

8/1/2022 11:24:25 AM

In almost every transaction where a lender receives a mortgage to secure repayment of their loan, the lender will...

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How to Register Torrens Property in Minnesota teaser

How to Register Torrens Property in Minnesota

7/27/2022 11:16:37 AM

In the Minneapolis area a little less than half of the property is Torrens property. In out-state Minnesota, it&rsquo...

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What to do if You Have a Title Claim teaser

What to do if You Have a Title Claim

7/26/2022 4:14:28 AM

Many people are unsure what steps to take when someone brings a title claim on property they own. In this article, we are...

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Torrens Property – An Overview teaser

Torrens Property – An Overview

7/25/2022 11:07:01 AM

The Torrens system is one of two recording systems used in Minnesota (Abstract recording system is the other). It is...

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How to Amend Language in Your Commercial Title Policy teaser

How to Amend Language in Your Commercial Title Policy

7/20/2022 4:19:26 AM

In a commercial title insurance policy, the specific language contained in the policy is extremely important. If a person...

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Behind the Scenes – What we do While your Draw is Pending teaser

Behind the Scenes – What we do While your Draw is Pending

7/19/2022 9:17:37 AM

Behind the scenes while your draw is pending, we look at the numbers every time. We’re obligated to make sure that...

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5 Documents Needed to Ensure a Smooth Draw Process teaser

5 Documents Needed to Ensure a Smooth Draw Process

7/18/2022 1:08:53 PM

In this article, we’re going to discuss the things that can be done to make the draw process go more smoothly for...

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The Challenges of Working with Torrens Property teaser

The Challenges of Working with Torrens Property

7/14/2022 12:00:00 AM

Torrens property has many inherent advantages. However, it is far from perfect and can pose some unique challenges to...

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What is the Best Time to Close on Your Commercial Property? teaser

What is the Best Time to Close on Your Commercial Property?

7/12/2022 12:00:00 AM

As is the case with most things in the realm of commercial real estate, when it comes to closing on your commercial...

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Do I Need to Do a Title Search if the Former Owner Did One? teaser

Do I Need to Do a Title Search if the Former Owner Did One?

7/11/2022 12:00:00 AM

When it comes to commercial real estate transactions, it’s essential to work with a title company you can trust. But...

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Potential Drawbacks of Not Having Commercial Title Insurance teaser

Potential Drawbacks of Not Having Commercial Title Insurance

7/7/2022 12:00:00 AM

Despite the importance of having an owner’s policy of commercial title insurance, some people are hesitant to...

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Who is Responsible for Paying for Title Insurance? teaser

Who is Responsible for Paying for Title Insurance?

7/6/2022 12:00:00 AM

When it comes to commercial real estate, cost is often the first and most important thing on people’s minds &ndash...

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3 Parties Who Benefit From Commercial Title Insurance teaser

3 Parties Who Benefit From Commercial Title Insurance

7/5/2022 12:00:00 AM

Commercial title insurance benefits numerous parties involved in any given commercial real estate transaction, but many...

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2 Documents to Review when Dealing with Trusts  teaser

2 Documents to Review when Dealing with Trusts

6/30/2022 12:00:00 AM

Underwriting commercial title insurance policies can be made more complex by a multitude of factors. One such complicating...

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What Parties Does a Commercial Title Insurance Company Work With? teaser

What Parties Does a Commercial Title Insurance Company Work With?

6/28/2022 12:00:00 AM

A lot of people make the assumption that commercial title companies work only with sellers and buyers of commercial real...

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Determining Legal Authority in Commercial Title Transactions teaser

Determining Legal Authority in Commercial Title Transactions

6/27/2022 12:00:00 AM

In commercial real estate transactions involving business entities, conveyances are done by agents of the company. It...

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What are the Minnesota Recording Standards in Commercial Title Insurance? teaser

What are the Minnesota Recording Standards in Commercial Title Insurance?

6/23/2022 12:00:00 AM

The commercial real estate document recording is highly regulated in the state of Minnesota. It’s essential that you...

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What to Know About Private Assessments & Charges teaser

What to Know About Private Assessments & Charges

6/21/2022 12:00:00 AM

Private assessments / charges come up often in commercial real estate transactions. Such assessments / charges can greatly...

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3 Essential Services a Title Company Provides teaser

3 Essential Services a Title Company Provides

6/20/2022 12:00:00 AM

A title company performs several vital functions throughout the course of a commercial real estate transaction, but many...

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2 Ways to Avoid Potential Pitfalls in a Commercial Title Transaction teaser

2 Ways to Avoid Potential Pitfalls in a Commercial Title Transaction

6/16/2022 12:00:00 AM

Closing on a commercial property is a complex process with many potential traps for the unwary. Even after the closing...

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8 Tips for Verifying a Corporate Officer’s Legal Authority teaser

8 Tips for Verifying a Corporate Officer’s Legal Authority

6/14/2022 12:00:00 AM

When dealing with commercial real estate transactions involving legal entities, it’s important to understand an...

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Why Title Insurance May Cost More in Some States teaser

Why Title Insurance May Cost More in Some States

6/13/2022 12:00:00 AM

Cost is always on the top of mind for all parties during a commercial real estate transaction. Many people want to know...

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How to Collaborate Effectively with Your Commercial Title Company teaser

How to Collaborate Effectively with Your Commercial Title Company

6/10/2022 12:00:00 AM

A commercial title company is invaluable to have by your side during a commercial title transaction. Your title company is...

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How New Investors Can Optimize Their Commercial Real Estate Strategy for Success teaser

How New Investors Can Optimize Their Commercial Real Estate Strategy for Success

7/7/2022 12:00:00 AM

Investing in commercial real estate can be lucrative, but a lot of new investors don’t know how to optimize their...

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3 Responsibilities of Commercial Title Companies teaser

3 Responsibilities of Commercial Title Companies

7/19/2022 6:00:13 AM

It’s important to have an experienced commercial title company at your side throughout the course of your commercial...

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Why All Commercial Title Policies Are Unique teaser

Why All Commercial Title Policies Are Unique

6/2/2022 12:00:00 AM

Contrary to what some might think, not all commercial title insurance policies are the same. In this article, we are going...

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Legal Descriptions & Title Insurance From State to State teaser

Legal Descriptions & Title Insurance From State to State

5/31/2022 12:00:00 AM

In the title insurance world, we occasionally work with professionals such as lenders and attorneys from other states who...

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How Title Searchers Facilitate Commercial Property Transactions teaser

How Title Searchers Facilitate Commercial Property Transactions

5/30/2022 12:00:00 AM

Title searchers perform an essential function throughout the course of commercial real estate transactions. But much of...

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Commercial Title Insurance for Newly Constructed Property teaser

Commercial Title Insurance for Newly Constructed Property

5/26/2022 12:00:00 AM

In essence, a title insurance policy protects your ownership rights to a property. In the event that a claim is brought...

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It’s Always a Great Idea to Buy Commercial Title Insurance teaser

It’s Always a Great Idea to Buy Commercial Title Insurance

5/24/2022 12:00:00 AM

If you ask us, having an owner’s policy of title insurance for your commercial property is absolutely essential. But...

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How to Deal with Endorsements & Title Insurance in the State Florida teaser

How to Deal with Endorsements & Title Insurance in the State Florida

5/23/2022 12:00:00 AM

When it comes to commercial title insurance, each state has its own rules and regulations that govern the process. It...

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What to Know About the Historical Reliance on Abstracts in Commercial Title Insurance teaser

What to Know About the Historical Reliance on Abstracts in Commercial Title Insurance

5/19/2022 12:00:00 AM

When it comes to commercial title insurance, there are many differences in rules and customs between states. Perhaps the...

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What to Know About Underwriting Commercial Title Insurance in Wisconsin teaser

What to Know About Underwriting Commercial Title Insurance in Wisconsin

5/17/2022 12:00:00 AM

In the realm of commercial real estate, Wisconsin is a unique state. One might assume that Wisconsin would have similar...

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What is the ALTA Truth in Lending Endorsement? teaser

What is the ALTA Truth in Lending Endorsement?

5/16/2022 12:00:00 AM

ALTA endorsements are used in most, if not all, commercial title insurance policies. But there are so many different...

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A Template of the ALTA Contiguity Endorsement for Single Parcels teaser

A Template of the ALTA Contiguity Endorsement for Single Parcels

5/12/2022 12:00:00 AM

There are many ALTA endorsements that may be utilized when underwriting title insurance. In this article, we are going to...

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What is the ALTA Tax Parcel Endorsement? teaser

What is the ALTA Tax Parcel Endorsement?

5/10/2022 12:00:00 AM

In commercial title insurance, there are a wide variety of ALTA endorsements that can be used to modify a policy of title...

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What Signatures are Needed to Create a Plat? teaser

What Signatures are Needed to Create a Plat?

5/9/2022 12:00:00 AM

One of the most important steps in creating a plat is getting the required signatures. If done incorrectly, this step in...

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How a Plat is Created teaser

How a Plat is Created

5/5/2022 12:00:00 AM

Plats are ever-present in the world of commercial real estate, but many have no idea how they are created. In this article...

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5 Details to Remember When Dealing with Escrow Agreements teaser

5 Details to Remember When Dealing with Escrow Agreements

5/3/2022 12:00:00 AM

Escrow agreements are very common in commercial real estate transactions, and it’s important to know how to properly...

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3 Common Title Insurance Recording Errors teaser

3 Common Title Insurance Recording Errors

5/2/2022 12:00:00 AM

There are many potential things that can go wrong when recording title, and these errors can have a huge impact on future...

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Why It’s Important to Determine the Purpose of an Easement teaser

Why It’s Important to Determine the Purpose of an Easement

4/28/2022 12:00:00 AM

When easements are drafted, it’s crucial to determine the purpose of the easement itself in order to avoid any...

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Why Satisfactions of Mortgage can be Hard to Obtain with Torrens Property teaser

Why Satisfactions of Mortgage can be Hard to Obtain with Torrens Property

4/26/2022 12:00:00 AM

Torrens property comes with its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we are going to talk...

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How to Remove Items Listed on the Certificate of Title of Torrens Property teaser

How to Remove Items Listed on the Certificate of Title of Torrens Property

4/25/2022 12:00:00 AM

Dealing with Torrens property in Minnesota can be tricky, particularly if you are trying to remove items listed on the...

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2 Essential Steps to Take if You’re a Victim of Commercial Real Estate Wire Fraud teaser

2 Essential Steps to Take if You’re a Victim of Commercial Real Estate Wire Fraud

4/21/2022 12:00:00 AM

Being a victim of commercial real estate wire fraud is every investor’s nightmare. There are actions you can take to...

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The Importance of Working with a Title Company on Your Torrens Property teaser

The Importance of Working with a Title Company on Your Torrens Property

4/19/2022 12:00:00 AM

Many people wonder whether they need to involved title insurance with a Torrens property. In this article, we are going to...

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What to Know About Replatted Land, Lots & Blocks teaser

What to Know About Replatted Land, Lots & Blocks

4/18/2022 12:00:00 AM

When it comes to plats, there is a lot to know. In this article, we are going to talk about replatted land, lots, and...

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Potential Factors that can Delay Your Commercial Real Estate Transaction teaser

Potential Factors that can Delay Your Commercial Real Estate Transaction

4/13/2022 12:00:00 AM

Making sure that your commercial real estate transaction completes on time and without any issues is of the utmost...

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What Happens During the Commercial Title Closing Process? teaser

What Happens During the Commercial Title Closing Process?

4/12/2022 12:00:00 AM

There are a lot of moving parts involved in a commercial real estate closing and many people have questions about what...

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How to Protect Against Fraud in a Commercial Title Transaction teaser

How to Protect Against Fraud in a Commercial Title Transaction

4/11/2022 12:00:00 AM

It’s an unfortunate reality that fraudsters are abundant in the real of commercial real estate. These cyber...

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What Types of Affidavits Are Utilized in Commercial Title Insurance? teaser

What Types of Affidavits Are Utilized in Commercial Title Insurance?

4/7/2022 12:00:00 AM

Affidavits are a commonly used tool in commercial title insurance. But they come in several different forms. In this...

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The Importance of Not Foregoing Commercial Title Insurance teaser

The Importance of Not Foregoing Commercial Title Insurance

4/5/2022 12:00:00 AM

Many people debate whether or not to purchase an owner’s title insurance policy when buying new real estate. In this...

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How Vacating Easements Works teaser

How Vacating Easements Works

4/4/2022 12:00:00 AM

From various reasons, sometimes easements need to be terminated. While most easements can be terminated by agreement...

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How Are Road Easements Created? teaser

How Are Road Easements Created?

3/31/2022 12:00:00 AM

Road easements are some of the most common types of easements we see in commercial title transactions. But how are road...

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3 Ways to Terminate an Easement teaser

3 Ways to Terminate an Easement

3/29/2022 12:00:00 AM

Many people have questions about how easements are terminated. In this article, we are going to discuss three common ways...

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Why Every Title Insurance Policy is Different teaser

Why Every Title Insurance Policy is Different

3/28/2022 12:00:00 AM

Many people assume that every title insurance policy is basically the same, but this is not true at all. Each and every...

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How to Work Well with Your Title Company teaser

How to Work Well with Your Title Company

3/24/2022 12:00:00 AM

When you’re working on a commercial transaction, it’s important to work with a title company you can trust. It...

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How to Avoid Common Snags in the Commercial Title Insurance Process teaser

How to Avoid Common Snags in the Commercial Title Insurance Process

3/22/2022 12:00:00 AM

There are many common snags that can trip up a commercial real estate transaction if you’re not careful. But being...

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What is a Mechanic’s Lien? teaser

What is a Mechanic’s Lien?

3/21/2022 12:00:00 AM

Minnesota has a procedure to assure people who provide labor or materials for improvements to real property that they will...

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The Benefits & Limitations of Commercial Title Insurance teaser

The Benefits & Limitations of Commercial Title Insurance

3/17/2022 12:00:00 AM

Title insurance is an essential element of any commercial real estate transaction. There are numerous benefits to...

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The Basics of Commercial Title Insurance teaser

The Basics of Commercial Title Insurance

5/15/2022 12:00:00 AM

Commercial title insurance offers many benefits to those purchasing commercial real estate. But many people don’t...

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What is the Best Time to Close on Your Commercial Real Estate Transaction? teaser

What is the Best Time to Close on Your Commercial Real Estate Transaction?

3/14/2022 12:00:00 AM

When dealing with the sale or purchase of a commercial property, many people wonder when is the most beneficial time to...

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How to Properly Deal with Abstracts in Title Insurance teaser

How to Properly Deal with Abstracts in Title Insurance

3/10/2022 12:00:00 AM

Dealing with abstracts in a commercial title transaction can be tricky, especially because how they’re treated...

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How to Deal with Land Trusts when Underwriting Title Insurance teaser

How to Deal with Land Trusts when Underwriting Title Insurance

3/8/2022 12:00:00 AM

When underwriting commercial title insurance, it’s not uncommon to encounter various types of trusts. One type of...

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What to Know About Renewing Commercial Title Insurance teaser

What to Know About Renewing Commercial Title Insurance

3/7/2022 12:00:00 AM

Many people have questions about how commercial title insurance works. One common question we hear is whether it’s...

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What Happens if You Don’t Purchase Title Insurance? teaser

What Happens if You Don’t Purchase Title Insurance?

3/3/2022 12:00:00 AM

Securing a title insurance policy for your new commercial property is seen by many as essential. But some don’t...

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How Owner’s Title Insurance Protects Your Property teaser

How Owner’s Title Insurance Protects Your Property

3/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

When you’re purchasing real estate, the topic of title insurance is bound to come up. Many people have questions...

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What is a Right of First Refusal? teaser

What is a Right of First Refusal?

2/28/2022 12:00:00 AM

There are many terms that come up during a commercial real estate transaction. One common term that some people don&rsquo...

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Where Do Private Rights Arise in Commercial Real Estate Transactions? teaser

Where Do Private Rights Arise in Commercial Real Estate Transactions?

2/24/2022 12:00:00 AM

Private rights may arise in many different places. They can be established in deeds, easements, covenants, conditions and...

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3 FAQs About Commercial Title Insurance teaser

3 FAQs About Commercial Title Insurance

2/22/2022 12:00:00 AM

Commercial real estate transactions involving title insurance can be complicated, but having some basic knowledge about...

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Title Insurance vs. Other Types of Insurance teaser

Title Insurance vs. Other Types of Insurance

2/21/2022 12:00:00 AM

Most insurance policies are similar in that they protect you against potential future problems. Your car insurance...

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3 Crucial Fees & Taxes in Commercial Title Transactions teaser

3 Crucial Fees & Taxes in Commercial Title Transactions

2/17/2022 12:00:00 AM

When you buy a piece of commercial real estate, there are numerous fees and taxes that you may be responsible for paying...

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Does Title Insurance Coverage Change if Property Value Increases? teaser

Does Title Insurance Coverage Change if Property Value Increases?

2/15/2022 12:00:00 AM

The benefit of a title insurance policy is that it protects your interests in a particular property as long as you own...

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How to Handle Insufficient Easement Descriptions teaser

How to Handle Insufficient Easement Descriptions

2/14/2022 12:00:00 AM

One of the most common issue that title insurance agents have to deal with when it comes to easements is insufficient...

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Documents the Seller & Buyer Must Bring to the Closing Table teaser

Documents the Seller & Buyer Must Bring to the Closing Table

2/10/2022 12:00:00 AM

Preparing to close on a commercial property can often feel like spinning plates – there’s a lot to keep track...

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The Difference Between an Exclusive Easement & a Non-Exclusive Easement teaser

The Difference Between an Exclusive Easement & a Non-Exclusive Easement

2/8/2022 12:00:00 AM

When drafting an easement, it’s important to consider whether the easement in question is intended to be an...

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The Differences Between Investing in Real Estate vs. Stocks teaser

The Differences Between Investing in Real Estate vs. Stocks

2/7/2022 12:00:00 AM

For most people, choosing whether to invest in stocks or real estate is a difficult decision. While keeping a diversified...

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What to Know About The Torrens Property System in Minnesota teaser

What to Know About The Torrens Property System in Minnesota

2/3/2022 12:00:00 AM

The Torrens system in Minnesota is administered by the court system. Judges or their agents make decisions on issues...

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3 Common Issues with Easements teaser

3 Common Issues with Easements

2/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

As a commercial title company, we deal with easements every day. Through our experience, we’ve come to recognize a...

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5 Documents Needed in the Title Insurance Process teaser

5 Documents Needed in the Title Insurance Process

1/31/2022 12:00:00 AM

There are numerous documents required when underwriting title insurance. In this article, we are going to discuss the five...

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Explaining the Preliminary Title Report teaser

Explaining the Preliminary Title Report

1/27/2022 12:00:00 AM

One of the most essential documents involved in a commercial title transaction is the preliminary title report. But many...

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Why Easement Descriptions Need to be Accurate teaser

Why Easement Descriptions Need to be Accurate

1/25/2022 12:00:00 AM

Easements are a common component in title insurance underwriting. Perhaps the most common problem that a title insurer may...

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3 FAQs About Plats teaser

3 FAQs About Plats

1/24/2022 12:00:00 AM

Plats are commonly used in the commercial title industry, but many have questions about how plats actually function. In...

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Escrow 101: Definition & Uses teaser

Escrow 101: Definition & Uses

1/19/2022 12:00:00 AM

Many people have questions about how exactly escrow works. Even those who may be party to an escrow arrangement may not...

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Why You Need Owner’s Title Insurance teaser

Why You Need Owner’s Title Insurance

1/17/2022 12:00:00 AM

There are two types of title insurance – owner’s title insurance and lender’s title insurance. In most...

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Minnesota Recording Standards for Commercial Real Estate teaser

Minnesota Recording Standards for Commercial Real Estate

1/13/2022 12:00:00 AM

When it comes to recording title in the state of Minnesota, details matter. A document that does not meet state guidelines...

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How to Prevent Business Email Compromise teaser

How to Prevent Business Email Compromise

1/11/2022 12:00:00 AM

According to the FBI, business email compromise is one of the top financial crimes that’s been perpetrated in the...

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The Importance of Reviewing Land Trusts Before Recording Title Insurance teaser

The Importance of Reviewing Land Trusts Before Recording Title Insurance

1/3/2022 12:00:00 AM

Because land trusts are illegal in Minnesota, it’s important for the title insurance company to review the trust...

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Dealing with Errors in Recording with Torrens Property teaser

Dealing with Errors in Recording with Torrens Property

1/4/2022 12:00:00 AM

Torrens property comes with many idiosyncrasies when underwriting title insurance. In this article, we are going to talk...

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How Inexact Legal Descriptions can Cloud Title teaser

How Inexact Legal Descriptions can Cloud Title

1/6/2022 12:00:00 AM

An inexact legal description could result in clouding title to your neighbor’s property. “Clouding title...

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4 Steps of the Commercial Title Process teaser

4 Steps of the Commercial Title Process

1/10/2022 12:00:00 AM

There is a lot that goes on “behind the scenes” of a commercial title transaction that a buyer or seller may...

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