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2017 Fall Newsletter

What’s New: 1031 Exchange update: While likely that there will be extensions for both Texas and Florida exchangors relative to the recent hurricanes, until there is a Federal Disaster extension announced, the extension of the identification and acquisition deadlines are not official. For taxpayers affected by the disaster, the deadlines for the 45-day Identification Period.. read more →

Attorney Mike Rossman joins CSS as Corporate Counsel

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan, July 20, 2017—Corporate Settlement Solutions (CSS) is pleased to announce attorney Mike Rossman has joined their organization as Corporate Counsel. Mike will be supporting customers in the Traverse City and Leelanau County area. “We are thrilled to have him on board,” said Jerome Jelinek, CEO & General Counsel. “Mike is an accomplished attorney.. read more →

[Video] MERS: The eMortgage Experience

Watch the video below to learn about the benefits of transitioning to a paperless process (eMortgage) and the role that MERS® eRegistry plays in it. “The video illustrates the revolutionary eMortgage process from electronic disclosures to electronic vaults, and highlights benefits for borrowers, lenders, warehouse lenders, servicers, document custodians, and investors. Decreased closing costs, more.. read more →

2017 Spring Newsletter

“Making You Look Good is Our #1 Priority ” What’s New: Abolishment of Dower in Michigan REMINDER: Just a reminder that the statutes eliminating dower in Michigan become effective April 6, 2017. After such date, there will no longer be a requirement that the non-titled wife of a married man join in on the execution.. read more →

Technology in the Commercial Real Estate Industry

Technology is reshaping every industry including commercial real estate. From comprehensive property management platforms to big data analytics, click here to find out what technology is having an effect on commercial real estate. 5 ways tech is shaking up commercial real estate read more →

The MReport – Digital Mortgage: What’s in an eName?

The MReport just published an article that includes CSS’s leadership along with other leadership in the mortgage industry to discuss the difference between comprehensive, end-to-end eClosings and hybrid eClosings.  It also explains the difference between a Digital Mortgage/eMortgage. Corporate Settlement Solutions agrees with Fannie Mae’s definition of eClosing but favors digital mortgage over eMortgage when.. read more →

Moving Toward A Digital Mortgage

All generations are spending more time online, browsing websites and researching before they make any purchase.  If your customer prefers to complete transactions this way, why not give them an entire mortgage experience online? As mentioned below, many lenders are doing at least one phase of an eMortgage, but what is taking so long to.. read more →

Governor Signs Legislation that Eliminates Dower in the State of Michigan

As a follow up to the information in our recent newsletter, today the Governor filed signed versions of SB’s 558 and 560 to complete enactment of a package of bills that abolish dower rights in the state of Michigan.  The legislative package consisted of HB 5520, SB 558 and 560 and they are now Public.. read more →

2017 Real Estate Industry Predictions

With the new year just days away, I thought this would be a great time to reach out to our leadership team to get their real estate industry predictions for the next year. While Millennials may be a topic again, I think we will also hear a lot of technology talk and digital mortgages. The CSS.. read more →

Why now is the time to buy a home — and stop panicking

December 19, 2016, by Anna Lothson HOW RISING MORTGAGE RATES ARE IMPACTING NEW HOME BUYERS Most of what is reported on in the mortgage industry recently centers on one common theme: rising mortgage rates and the “end of an era” of low mortgage rates. There’s just two minor points of context that’s often overlooked: the era.. read more →