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MLTA Gives Back

Dec 6, 2018

Tom Lico, MLTA President-Elect In the last issue of TitleBytes we reintroduced to you the Public Service Committee and mentioned that we would be expanding our financial outreach to additional home related charities. In addition to our annual donation to Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, we have added Safe Haven Ministries, Friends of Foster Kids, […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

Oct 9, 2018

Cindy Immonen, NTP, CLTP Do not ignore cybersecurity practices – Educate, Educate, Educate. Routinely update all your devices, systems, browsers, and plugins. Do not download anything from an untrusted source. Implement a multi-layered security approach including configuring accounts with maximum-security controls and conducting training. WiFi Don’t allow your device to auto-join unfamiliar networks. Always turn […]

FIRPTA – What’s it all about and why do we care?

Oct 9, 2018

By Allan Dick FIRPTA (the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980, as amended), seems to have been a hot topic of late. In response to attendee requests, the MLTA Education Committee included FIRPTA presentations in the 2016 MLTA Spring Seminar, and again this past Spring Seminar. So, what exactly is the issue […]

November Election Just Around the Corner

Oct 9, 2018

By Cami Pendell, MLC Because of the upcoming November election, the Legislature has had a very disjointed Session schedule during the month of September. However, even though they didn’t have a lot of Session days, there was still a considerable amount of legislative work taking place behind the scenes. As a matter of fact, MLTA […]

Michigan Supreme Court Finds Oral Commission Agreement May Be Enforceable

Oct 9, 2018

By Gregg A. Nathanson, Esq. The Michigan Supreme Court recently confirmed that the statute of frauds does not bar a real estate broker’s commission claim based upon the equitable doctrine of promissory estoppel. The Statute of Frauds The Michigan State Legislature has determined that it is good public policy to require the parties to a […]

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