Webinars

A Closing Agent’s Guide to the 1099-S Member Discount

A Closing Agent’s Guide to the 1099-S

Description: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has adopted a variety of forms to assist in its enforcement of the United States Tax Code.  Among them is Form 1099-S, Proceeds From Real Estate Transactions, used to report the sale or exchange of real estate.  The responsibility for...

Basics of Florida’s Tax Deed Procedures Member Discount

Basics of Florida’s Tax Deed Procedures

Description: This one-hour webinar will focus on the basics of how tax certificates and tax deeds are issued in the State of Florida.  Attention will be paid as to how tax certificates and deeds are issued, sold, and redeemed.Accreditation: This seminar has been approved for 1...

Building the Pillars of ALTA’s Best Practices Workshop I Member Discount

Building the Pillars of ALTA’s Best Practices Workshop I

Description: Are Lenders asking you for a copy of your Best Practices Policies and Procedures Manual? If so, it’s time to attend Building the Pillars of ALTA’s Best Practices – Workshop I.The workshop is designed to give you a jump-start on the creation and documentation of your...

Building the Pillars of ALTA’s Best Practices Workshop II Member Discount

Building the Pillars of ALTA’s Best Practices Workshop II

Description: This workshop continues the Fund’s examination of ALTA’s Best Practices, detailing Florida-specific requirements for:Pillar 2 - Escrow / Trust AccountingPillar 4 - Recording & Pricing ProceduresPillar 5 - Title Policy Procedures

Buried Treasure: Mineral & Subsurface Rights Member Discount

Buried Treasure: Mineral & Subsurface Rights

Description: This course will acquaint practitioners with the concepts surrounding the separation of subsurface rights from the fee simple absolute ownership of real estate. Participants will be schooled in the common law and statutory recognition of the surface estate, aerial estate, and mineral estate. The manner in...

Digital Closings & Remote Online Notarization Member Discount

Digital Closings & Remote Online Notarization

Description: A deep dive into the new Florida remote online notarization laws. We examine the qualifications for registering as an online notary, the technology requirements imposed for online notarization, the process of confirming the identity of the principal and witnesses, the duties related to the notarial act of...

Due Diligence & the Commercial Closing Member Discount

Due Diligence & the Commercial Closing

Description: Drawn from Fund Commercial Training, this new webinar analyzes the important role of due diligence in commercial transactions. Here we will discuss what due diligence typically entails and how due diligence plays a crucial role when negotiating representations and warranties in the commercial...

Episode III: Revenge of the Boards – Association Liens & Beyond Member Discount

Episode III: Revenge of the Boards – Association Liens & Beyond

Description: In the final chapter of The Fund’s lien trilogy, we explore liens resulting from the breaking of rules.  This program addresses liens arising from various forms of ownership of real property, including homeowners’ and condominium associations and timeshares.  There is an examination...

Four Mean Liens & One Lean Lien Member Discount

Four Mean Liens & One Lean Lien

Description: This program is a review of less prominent liens that nevertheless require a closing agent’s careful attention. Included in this webinar is a study of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) liens, construction liens, charging liens, child support liens, and hospital liens. Special attention is paid to...

Homestead 2.0 Member Discount

Homestead 2.0

Description: Building on There’s No Place Like Homestead, this new, one-hour intermediate-level webinar will recap some of the foundations of Florida homestead law before delving into some of its thornier history and implications. The course will discuss the Aronson decisions...

Homestead Tax Cheats: When Chameleons Go Bad Member Discount

Homestead Tax Cheats: When Chameleons Go Bad

Description:  Real estate practitioners and title agents are regularly called upon to opine on the application of the Florida Homestead Tax Exemption to various sets of facts. This course is designed to analyze issues presented by such myriad situations, including the criterion for claiming any one or more...

Hot Spots & Cool Tips: A Review & Comparison of the Standard & AS-IS FR/BAR Contracts Member Discount

Hot Spots & Cool Tips: A Review & Comparison of the Standard & AS-IS FR/BAR Contracts

Description: This webinar will identify the key similarities and differences in the FR/BAR traditional contract and the FR/BAR AS-IS contract and will address the appropriateness and benefits of utilizing one form or the other. In addition, the course will take a critical look at the Financing Contingency and...

How to Address Sovereignty Lands Issues in Florida Member Discount

How to Address Sovereignty Lands Issues in Florida

Description: Minnesota boasts on its license plate that it is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, but that is nothing for Florida. Florida has over 30,000 lakes, one ocean, one gulf, numerous streams, rivers, ponds, and swamps. Florida is more wet than dry. With all of this water how is one to determine if the...

How to Address Sovereignty Lands Issues in Florida Member Discount

How to Address Sovereignty Lands Issues in Florida

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 22 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) Description: Minnesota boasts on its license plate that it is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, but that is nothing for Florida. Florida has over 30,000 lakes, one ocean, one gulf, numerous streams, rivers, ponds, and...

Law Firms & Title Agencies: Regulatory Similarities & Differences Member Discount

Law Firms & Title Agencies: Regulatory Similarities & Differences

Description: When lawyers refer and process title insurance transactions using an affiliated title insurance agency, the agency will benefit from, but be burdened by, a set of rules different from those which govern Florida-licensed attorneys.  For example, the agency must be recognized by the state and be...

Lien On Me, But Not Forever Member Discount

Lien On Me, But Not Forever

Description:  A focus on the perfection, duration and extension of some of the most common types of liens: judgment, federal tax and municipal and code violation. This presentation emphasizes analyzing liens for purposes of determining insurability of title. Discussion includes analysis of the method for...

Meeting Commitment Requirements & Deleting Exceptions Member Discount

Meeting Commitment Requirements & Deleting Exceptions

Description: The title insurance commitment plays a significant role in the closing of real estate transactions and can be a vital part of your journey to closing and issuance of the title insurance policy. This practical webinar examines and explains how to draft and meet the most commonly encountered Schedule B-I...

Oh, What a Tangled Web it Makes When There is a Trust or Probate Member Discount

Oh, What a Tangled Web it Makes When There is a Trust or Probate

Description: This program will help you untangle the web of common trust and probate issues and assist you in finding a clear path to closing the transaction. Examples will be used to navigate the tangled webs of trust agreements and probate estates helping to pinpoint the critical elements to satisfy common B-1...

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