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Oct 28, 2021

Short-Term-Rental ban’s no longer to be allowed

2021-10-28T09:44:10-04:00October 28th, 2021|Industry News, Local News|

Short-Term-Rental ban's no longer to be allowed The Michigan House has passed a bill that would remove some restrictions on short-term vacation rentals, allowing more homeowners to operate Airbnbs. House Bill 4722 passed the House 55-47 during an extended session early Wednesday. If it is passed by the state Senate and signed by [...]

Sep 7, 2021

Land Contract FAQs – What do I need to know about Land Contracts?

2021-09-07T13:18:17-04:00September 7th, 2021|Industry News, Real Estate Tips|

Land Contract FAQs - What do I need to know about Land Contracts? What is a Land Contract? An agreement between a buyer (vendee) and seller (vendor) that states that a buyer is purchasing property, but will not receive the legal title until the debt is paid. The land contract must be in [...]

Mar 29, 2021

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

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

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: [...]

Feb 1, 2021

Land Parcel Splits

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

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. [...]

Jan 18, 2021

Tips for more secure Video Conferencing and working from home

2021-01-18T15:14:03-05:00January 18th, 2021|Real Estate Tips|

Tips for more secure Video Conferencing and working from home. Video conferencing has increased in popularity to both simulate the familiar office experience, as well as educate our children while remaining safe from COVID-19.  This new “virtual office” comes with many benefits from being able to communicate across the country and collaborate with others [...]

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 [...]

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