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Street, Avenue, Court, What do they all mean?

Street? Avenue? Court? What do they all mean? If you’ve ever wondered why some roads are called “streets,” while others are known as “drive” or “avenues,” it turns out there’s actually some meaning behind those names. Road (Rd.): Can be anything that connects two points. The most basic of the naming conventions. Way: [...]

2021-03-29T16:38:44-04:00March 29th, 2021|Local News|

Land Parcel Splits

Land Parcel Splits, Contiguous Parcels and Contiguous Lots Sale and Transfer of Title Mid-American Title receives quite a few calls regarding Land Parcel Splits and the sale of those parcel.  We also receive many calls about selling contiguous parcels of land or lots that are vested (owned) by the same person(s) or entity. [...]

2021-02-01T14:11:42-05:00February 1st, 2021|Industry News, Local News|

Real Estate Back To Work

Real Estate Closings & COVID 19 Governor Whitmer has issued Executive Order No. 2020-70.  This order allows Real Estate professionals to begin working after the initial Stay At Home order.  Specifically, under paragraph 10, section "h" it states the following... "Effective at 12:01 am on May 7, 2020, workers in the real-estate industry, [...]

2020-05-06T08:52:58-04:00May 6th, 2020|Local News, Real Estate Tips|

COVID Update – use of electronic signatures and remote notarization

EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2020-41 LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-41, which will protect the health and safety of Michiganders by reducing unnecessary in-person contact, through the use of electronic signatures, remote notarizations, remote witness attestations and acknowledgments, and remote visitations. Executive Order 2020-41 is effective immediately and continues through May 6, 2020 at 11:59 pm.  "It [...]

2020-04-09T12:57:12-04:00April 9th, 2020|Industry News, Local News, Real Estate Tips|

Cannabis Safe Harbor

Cannabis Safe Harbor Bill Making Traction Thursday, March 28th marked the date the House Financial Services Committee adopted the H.R. 1595, the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019 on a 45-15 vote.  This bill would warrant access to financial services for cannabis-related authentic businesses and service providers.  You can read more [...]

2019-04-02T12:15:26-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Industry News, Local News|

Marijuana and Real Estate

Marijuana is Legal... But what about Marijuana Real Estate? Regardless of your stance on the issue marijuana has been legalized in the state of Michigan.  The recreational marijuana law, officially known as the Michigan Regulated and Taxation of Marijuana Act was passed by voters with Proposal 1 last November.   There are still many unknowns [...]

2019-01-10T15:34:24-05:00January 9th, 2019|Industry News, Local News|

E-Notary & Remote Notary

E-NOTARY AND REMOTE NOTARY PUBLIC The Michigan Legislature will be voting on a series of bills in 2018 that if passed will have the effect of allowing both e-Notarization and Remote Notarization in Michigan.  The bills as currently written provide for the full implementation of these programs in mid to late 2019 and requires the [...]

2018-10-24T10:04:13-04:00October 16th, 2018|Industry News, Local News|

NAR’s Top-Level Domains Officially Released

The newest trend in Real Estate today is the .Realtor and .RealEstate Top-Level Domains. You may by wondering what a Top-Level Domain is, but I can assure you it’s not as complicated of a topic as it sounds. I’m sure you are used to seeing “.com” attached to the end of a website as with [...]

2018-09-24T08:56:30-04:00September 24th, 2018|Industry News, Local News, Real Estate Tips|
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