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Look Odd? Think Fraud.

By First American on December 6, 2021

Preventing wire fraud is an orchestrated effort.

At the end of yet another unprecedented year of change and evolution, the commercial real estate industry continues to thrive. But with so many transactions closing – particularly as we look toward the end of Q4 – continuing to protect our businesses from fraud remains one of our most important...

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Title Insurance wire fraud

Title Insurance The Texas Way

By Hugh C. Talton II on June 23, 2016

It seems that, as we all get busier, we are receiving more and more questions on what you can and cannot do in Texas.  Fortunately, most underwriters are aware that Texas is one of the three most regulated, if not the most regulated, states in the country when it comes to title insurance.  All of the forms and rates for Texas title insurance are...

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Topics: Title Insurance Texas Title Insurance

Underwriting Mechanics’ Lien Coverage In The New Economy

By FirstAm Editor on July 10, 2012

In 2008, came the subprime mortgage loan crisis, the Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and the financial meltdown. Numerous borrowers defaulted on commercial real estate financings, leaving many failed construction projects in their wake. As a result, title insurers have reevaluated the manner in which they underwrite mechanics’ lien...

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Title Insurance

A Guide To Securing Surface Rights For Solar Energy Projects

By FirstAm Editor on July 10, 2012

Any analysis of the feasibility of a large solar energy project requires that consideration be given to subsurface mineral rights as well as related surface entry rights. Land considered for these projects often includes areas in which oil, gas and mineral deposits exist, and in some cases, where exploration has or is occurring. Solar projects,...

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate Title Insurance Environment Solar Energy Surface Rights

Five Top Questions About Commercial Real Property Receiverships

By FirstAm Editor on July 10, 2012

Commercial real property receiverships have received tremendous interest, discussion and comment in the current economic cycle. This article is focused on current topics and recurring themes from recent workouts and litigation involving receivership appointments, to illustrate some of the advantages of and reasons to use receivers. To provide a...

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Topics: Receiverships Commercial Real Estate Title Insurance

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