Judicial News

Real Estate Documents Turn Green

  By Richard J. Sobelsohn Richard J. Sobelsohn is group director of Financial Practice Area Modules for LexisNexis’s Lexis Practice Advisor® in New York, New York, and the Chair of the Real Property Economics, Technology and Practice Methods Committee.  Richard practiced law for more than 16 years, mainly in the area of real estate and […]

Law Boosts Consumer Confidence in Real Estate Deals

BY RICHARD GILIOTTI If you’ll be closing on a house or commercial structure this fall, the stack of papers your attorney will ask you to sign may be a little taller. Not to worry, though. The additional paperwork is designed to protect consumers and bring additional transparency to an important aspect of land transfers in […]

Title Fees & the HUD-1

TAKE JUDICIAL NOTICE It has long been the custom and practice in the title industry to list one fee for recording a deed or mortgage which includes both the recording charge levied by the County Clerk/Register, and the title company service charge for processing. Title companies, to date, have not been advised that such quotes are incorrect, […]

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