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Tune in to learn about a new title issue appearing in title searches: Homeowner Benefit Agreements. These Agreements obligate an owner to pay a real estate commission, contain covenants running with the land, and potentially create a lien against the property that could be adverse to a buyer. Don’t be caught off guard if one of these appears in your title search.

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Cyber Fraud 2022: Protect Yourself

Melissa Jay Murphy

Melissa Jay Murphy interviews CertifID CEO Tom Cronkright and a Secret Service Agent about cyber fraud/security.

Length: 45:49
Published: 04/12/2022

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Boo! Creepy Tales of Wire Fraud Scams

Melissa Jay Murphy

My guest is Tom Cronkright, with CertifID. Tom is very knowledgeable about how cyber criminals have successfully targeted businesses just like yours.

Length: 36:02
Published: 11/02/2020

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Florida Realtors Hotline

Melissa Jay Murphy

My guest will be attorney Joel Maxson, who heads up the Realtor® hotline at Florida Realtors.

Length: 30:57
Published: 08/24/2020

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Website Compliance with ADA!

Melissa Jay Murphy

My guest will be Adam Chotiner, an attorney with Shapiro Blasi Wasserman Hermann in Boca Raton, Florida. Adam has a lot of experience and...

Length: 30:49
Published: 08/07/2020

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A Special Focus on Florida's Real Estate Economy with Dr. Basu

Melissa Jay Murphy

We will focus on the state of the economy and my guest will be Dr. Anirban Basu.

Length: 33:57
Published: 07/31/2020

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Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts Related to Real Estate

Melissa Jay Murphy

We will be talking about force majeure clauses in various types of contracts related to real estate.

Length: 38:56
Published: 07/29/2020

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How Is the Pandemic Impacting Residential Evictions?

Melissa Jay Murphy

We will be talking about the moratorium on residential evictions. My guests will be Fund Members Geil Bilu and Marc Brown.

Length: 30:03
Published: 07/13/2020

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Fund Member as Legislator: A Conversation with Senator Kathleen Passidomo

Melissa Jay Murphy

Melissa Jay Murphy interviews Senator Kathleen Passidomo.

Length: 26:50
Published: 06/16/2020

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How Is the Pandemic Impacting Lenders and E-signatures?

Melissa Jay Murphy

My guest will be Shane Hartzler, Director of eMortgage Strategy and Operations for FNMA.

Length: 30:24
Published: 06/16/2020

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How Is the Pandemic Impacting RON? Your FAQs Answered.

Melissa Jay Murphy

This week's Title Now Pop Up Webinar is all about RON!

Length: 32:49
Published: 06/01/2020

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How Is the Pandemic Impacting Estate and Probate Planning Practices?

Melissa Jay Murphy

This week's Title Now Pop Up Webinar is a good one.

Length: 30:12
Published: 05/19/2020

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How Is the Pandemic Impacting Our Members?

Melissa Jay Murphy

There are some really good ideas out there and hearing from Members "in the field" about things that work, things that didn't work, how they manage...

Length: 30:18
Published: 05/08/2020

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How Is the Pandemic Impacting the Economy?

Melissa Jay Murphy

An Interview with accomplished economist, Dr. Anirban Basu, Chief Executive Officer of Sage Policy Group, Inc.

Length: 30:19
Published: 05/01/2020

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How Is the Pandemic Impacting Our Business Partners?

Melissa Jay Murphy

An Interview with Florida Realtors General Counsel, Juana Watkins, about what Florida Realtors as an organization is doing to support their members...

Length: 29:04
Published: 04/24/2020

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ALTA’s Latest Update on RON Guidelines

Melissa Jay Murphy

Melissa Jay Murphy talks with with Steve Gottheim, Deputy General Counsel at the American Land Title Association, on the new FNMA and Freddie Mac...

Length: 29:59
Published: 04/16/2020

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Increase Your Market Presence and Be Successful

Melissa Jay Murphy

Listen as Melissa Jay Murphy talks with TitleTap's Dean Collura about how attorney title agents can market more effectively and easily. TitleTap...

Length: 33:22
Published: 07/22/2019

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Real Estate Council Relations: Forging Stronger Bonds Between Agent and Attorney

Melissa Jay Murphy

Melissa Jay Murphy and her panel of distinguished guests discuss why and how The Fund is working to build stronger relationships between realtors...

Length: 30:46
Published: 10/15/2018

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Complex CRE Transactions: Spoken Here!

Melissa J Murphy

Melissa Jay Murphy discusses Commercial Real Estate Transactions and how The Fund's commercial services department can support you.

Length: 18:26
Published: 09/05/2018

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Fund Assembly - General Counsel's Perspective

Melissa Jay Murphy

Melissa Jay Murphy provided the General Counsel’s Perspective at this year’s Fund Assembly. She highlighted important updates and recent changes...

Length: 25:13
Published: 08/02/2018

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Attorneys' Real Estate Councils of Florida

Melissa Jay Murphy

Melissa Jay Murphy is joined with guests Rene Rutan and Nishad Khan to discuss the benefits of joining a Florida Real Estate Council, resources...

Length: 19:59
Published: 02/27/2018

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2018 Florida Legislative Session

Melissa Jay Murphy

Melissa Jay Murphy discusses what to look for in the 2018 Legislative Session with guests Warren Husband and Jim Daughton, principals in...

Length: 29:04
Published: 02/27/2018

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Legislative Update with Mike Mirrington

Melissa Jay Murphy

Melissa Jay Murphy discusses Florida's 2017 Legislative session with guest Michael Mirrington, legislation tracker, from The Fund.

Length: 29:58
Published: 08/04/2017

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1031 Exchanges with OREXCO

Melissa Jay Murphy

Melissa Jay Murphy discusses 1031 or "Like Kind" exchanges with guest Janet Schaum from Old Republic Exchange Company.

Length: 17:37
Published: 06/08/2017

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General Counsel Perspective

Melissa Jay Murphy

Melissa Jay Murphy shares her Fund Assembly 2017 presentation regarding politics, title insurance and the closing industry.

Length: 19:48
Published: 05/24/2017

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Introducing... Title Now

Melissa Jay Murphy

Melissa Jay Murphy announces Title Now. A podcast with in depth discussions including special guests, engaging conversation and different...

Length: 01:16
Published: 05/10/2017

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