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May 6, 2020

Real Estate Back To Work

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

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, [...]

Apr 9, 2020

COVID Update – use of electronic signatures and remote notarization

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

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 [...]

Mar 24, 2020

Covid 19

2020-03-24T11:14:19-04:00March 24th, 2020|Industry News, Local News|

COVID 19 UPDATE As you are probably already aware Governor Whitmer has given Executive Order No. 2020-21, a.k.a. "Stay Home, Stay Safe".  This order effects many "non-essential" businesses and workers, as it orders them to stay home.  You can read more on what qualifies as "essential vs non-essential" here. Mid-American Title has been [...]

Feb 21, 2020

$221M Lost to Wire Transfer Fraud in 2019

2020-02-21T08:54:16-05:00February 21st, 2020|Industry News|

$221M Lost to Wire Transfer Fraud in 2019 Incidents and losses due to real estate wire fraud continue to increase, according to the FBI’s 2019 Internet Crime Report. The report shows there were 11,677 victims in 2019 with $221 million in losses. This compares to 11,300 reported victims and $150 million in losses [...]

Sep 18, 2019

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to limit CFPB’s

2019-09-18T14:46:03-04:00September 18th, 2019|Industry News|

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to limit CFPB’s independence The Trump administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to give the president more control over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency that regulates mortgages and credit cards. Asking the court to take up a pending appeal, Trump administration lawyers said the Constitution [...]

Apr 2, 2019

Cannabis Safe Harbor

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

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 [...]

Mar 4, 2019

Here Come the Millennials

2019-03-05T13:59:53-05:00March 4th, 2019|Industry News|

The time has come that the Millennials have burst into the housing market and now leading in several categories.  Considering the Millennials are getting older, making more money, and have deeper pockets, it is not a shock that this generation is taking over the housing market and scooping up new homes.  According to Realtor.com, [...]

Jan 9, 2019

Marijuana and Real Estate

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

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 [...]

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