Fund News and Alerts


Insuring the Gap; No Indemnity Required

Insuring the Gap; No Indemnity Required

Throughout this period of uncertainty, The Fund is here to support you every step of the way. 

05/21/2020


Alert: Fund/Florida Underwriting Bulletin COVID-19 – CARES Act and ...

Alert: Fund/Florida Underwriting Bulletin COVID-19 – CARES Act and Federal Foreclosures – Revised

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act of 2020 (“CARES Act”) provides for financial relief due to the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic.

05/21/2020


Alert: Fund/Florida Underwriting Bulletin COVID-19 – CARES Act and ...

Alert: Fund/Florida Underwriting Bulletin COVID-19 – CARES Act and Federal Foreclosures

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act of 2020 (“CARES Act”) provides for financial relief due to the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic.

05/01/2020


Fund/Florida Underwriting Bulletin Modifying Online Notary Requirem...

Fund/Florida Underwriting Bulletin Modifying Online Notary Requirements

Remote Online Notarization has not proven helpful when loan documents must be signed.  Most lenders require wet-signed Notes and in many situations, do not allow any loan documents to be signed electronically.  This has forced many title agents and borrowers into some form of face to face interaction between borrower and a notary, a situation that is not ideal under the current COVID-19 pandemic.

04/17/2020


Alert: Fund Underwriting Guidelines Incident to COVID-19 Pandemic

Alert: Fund Underwriting Guidelines Incident to COVID-19 Pandemic

During recent weeks, Fund Members have encountered a multitude of challenges related to local stay-at-home orders and Governor DeSantis’s Safer At Home Executive Order 20-91. Several local government recording offices have closed to foot traffic, and availability of providers for services ancillary to real estate closings has become limited.  In light of the foregoing, this Fund Alert summarizes underwriting guidelines applicable to Fund Members engaged in closing real estate transactions insured by Old Republic.  

04/08/2020


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


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

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