Fund News and Alerts


Message from the President

Message from the President

Throughout the company, Fund employees are working together to best serve the evolving needs of our Members and our employees in this unprecedented time. Caring for our Members and our employees is our top priority.  For the safety and well-being of our employees, we have transitioned most of them to work from home.  The Fund’s commitment to provide quality products and services remains unchanged. 

03/30/2020


Fund Assembly 2020 - Cancelled

Fund Assembly 2020 - Cancelled

We have made the decision to cancel both the Live In-Person and Live Online 2020 Fund Assembly

03/26/2020


Be a Closing Hero with E-Closing DT’s Automated Tasking

Be a Closing Hero with E-Closing DT’s Automated Tasking

Software feature streamlines every stage of the closing process. You already know that E-Closing DT is loaded with features, like Automated Tasking, to help you work smarter and faster. Haven’t used it yet? Well, you need to start and here’s why:

01/23/2020


 Alert: Underwriting Guidelines for RON

Alert: Underwriting Guidelines for RON

The new Florida law authorizing remote online notarization (RON) is now in effect but it will take some time before there are Florida RONs registered and taking acknowledgements and oaths under the new law.  As such, title insurance agents are going to be presented with marketing, legal and underwriting issues related to the use of RON notaries from other states.

01/07/2020


Notarial Certificates in E-Closing DT's Standard & Custom Documents

Notarial Certificates in E-Closing DT's Standard & Custom Documents

Reminder notarial certificates (acknowledgements and jurats) on your closing documents CHANGED on JANUARY 1, 2020.

01/02/2020


Manatee County Clerk’s Official Records

Manatee County Clerk’s Official Records

Notice Regarding Book/Page Numbers in the Manatee County Clerk’s Official Records
Beginning January 1, 2020, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller will no longer assign Book and Page numbers to documents recorded in Official Records. The Clerk will continue assigning consecutive Instrument Numbers as the official register numbers to reflect the order in which documents have been recorded.

12/31/2019


DoubleTime® 8.4 is Now Available!

DoubleTime® 8.4 is Now Available!

New Notarial Certificates – You will now be required to select 'Physical Presence' or 'Online Notarization' for the notary public who will be notarizing documents. This change is mandated by the Remote Online Notarization law that was passed by the 2019 Florida Legislature. An upgrade is required for compliance with RON mandate on Jan 1, 2020.

Install DoubleTime® 8.4 update to use new software features.

Read about the changes that will be most visible to you in this release. Download the Release Notes for more information.

12/16/2019


Three Reasons to Set Up the Closing Portal

Three Reasons to Set Up the Closing Portal

Communicate securely and easily with all transaction parties.

12/11/2019


Say Hello to RON (and Goodbye to Mailaway Closings)

Say Hello to RON (and Goodbye to Mailaway Closings)

By Michael Rothman, Esq., The Fund’s Legal Education Manager 

Every real estate professional involved in a transaction with an out-of-town seller can relate to the dread of opening a FedEx envelope supposedly containing the fully executed deed, only to find that the seller signed in the wrong place, there are no witnesses, and the notary’s commission expired last month. Or, of the seller traveling abroad who missed her appointment at the local embassy, only to be told that the next available appointment won’t be for three weeks. Thankfully, with the advent of RON, the stressful days of “mailaway closings” may soon be a thing of the past.

12/05/2019


Set The Tone for a Successful 2020

Set The Tone for a Successful 2020

Marketing Made Easy! Daily tips and suggestions make it easy to reach out.                                       

11/27/2019

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