NYC-based management consultancy System 2 Thinking has published The Ultimate Real Estate Transaction Compliance Manual, the only encyclopedic guide to the laws and customs that govern real estate transactions in all 51 jurisdictions in the United States. Its authors are Allen Solomon, CEO and President of System 2 Thinking; Roberto Abreu, Chief Compliance Officer at … Continue reading System 2 Thinking Launches the Groundbreaking 51-Jurisdiction National Real Estate Transaction Compliance Manual
System 2 Thinking is excited to announce the publication of The Ultimate Real Estate Transaction Compliance Manual: Your Guide to Laws and Customs in all 51 Jurisdictions, the first national real estate transaction compliance manual.
With the recent drop in interest rates there has been a huge spike in refinances, which allow borrowers to shop for better mortgage rates and terms. While a refinance can be a great way for borrowers to save money, it’s not always wise to pursue if they have a poor credit rating. Here’s what your … Continue reading Rules, Regulations, Reminders: Steps in a Refinance Transaction
If you’re wondering how real estate is transferred after death, you’re not alone. Following a death in the family, real estate tends to be the single most valuable asset listed in the will. If you are in line to inherit some real estate, how the title is held will show you how the property will … Continue reading How Real Estate is Transferred After Death Depends on How the Title is Held
Although foreclosure rates are declining, compared to the staggering 2.23% in 2010, this real estate transaction remains necessary. While pursuing a foreclosure, it’s essential to recognize that every state has specific laws and procedures that may differ from that of other states. By getting to know the basic steps of foreclosure and then diving deeper … Continue reading What Are the Foreclosure Procedures in Your State?
Real estate transactions are typically one of the most significant transactions in a person’s life. That’s why the recording of legal instruments is so important. Land titles are the only means of documenting the interests in a piece of land. In maintaining a recording system, state governments ensure that when a dispute arises, there are … Continue reading How the Recording of Legal Instruments in Real Estate Transactions Varies by State
If you ask most people about the history of title insurance, they wouldn’t know where to begin. Most people have no idea of what title insurance is until they buy a home. However, title insurance is required to help maintain trustworthy, accurate records and avoid the possibility of losing property due to title “defects.” Here … Continue reading A Brief History of Title Insurance
The concept of land ownership has been developing since the dawn of civilization. To better understand the idea of owning land, we have to look at how it has changed and developed throughout history. The Roots of Ownership Ownership for tribal peoples was more about the right to use the land as required and to … Continue reading The Idea of Owning Land Throughout History
What the platform will look like and who will create it still remains to be seen, but we would put our money on a tech giant like Amazon or Google teaming up with a tech-savvy mortgage giant like QuickenLoans. The need for such an all-in-one portal all but assures that one will be created.
Learn why our fragmented and decentralized property tax system is a reflection of the history of the United States.
The sheer scope of disruption in store for the real estate industry is massive. Everyone in the real estate sector knows this, but knowing that change is inevitable and knowing what that change will be are two very different things.
One way to flesh out exactly what this disruption will look like is to break down the phrase “real estate industry” into its constituent parts. From agencies and real estate portals to developers and property managers, no sector of the industry will be unaffected.