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Court Finds Oral Commission Agreement May Be Enforceable

Apr 4, 2017

Gregg A. Nathanson, Esq. The Michigan Court of Appeals recently determined that the statute of frauds does not bar a commission claim based upon promissory estoppel. The Facts Brokers worked with St. John Providence to develop a concept that required a particular type of property. The Brokers believed that a property Howell Public Schools had […]

Legislative Work Picking Up Speed

Apr 4, 2017

Cami Pendell, MLC It’s natural at the beginning of any new legislative cycle that there is a lull on bill activity as committee assignments are announced, committees organize and then begin to hear presentations from departments that they will tend to work with over the course of the next two years. Recently, the Department of […]

Views from the Riverside

Apr 4, 2017

Rob Ford, Riverside Title The short story is that we opened our brand new title company in 1,000 feet of rented space on the busiest downtown corner of the sleepiest little town in northern Michigan on April 1, 1992. Interest rates were hovering between 8% and 10%, an entry level owner’s policy could be purchased […]

Beware the Cyber-Jungle

Apr 4, 2017

Geoff Prichard, Title Express Navigating through communication in the Real Estate Industry can be a challenging experience. Constant emails, text, and calls from real estate agents, lenders, buyer’s, seller’s, and even other title companies can take up ones entire day, added to routine daily tasks. Sometimes the overwhelming communication can lead a person to overlook […]

ALTA Springboard 2017

Apr 4, 2017

ALTA Springboard— the new name for what was formerly ALTA Business Strategies. Springboard , this year in Fort Worth, Texas, offered a new interactive approach, sharing ideas, and collaborating with attendees from across the nation. ALTA CEO Michelle Korsmo opened Springboard by quoting Ms. Frizzle from the educational cartoon “The Magic School Bus” where viewers […]

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