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The NAR Settlement: Changes and Impact

Melissa Jay Murphy

Join Melissa Murphy for a discussion with David Serle, President of RWorld (realtor association for Palm Beach, Broward and St. Lucie Counties...

Length: 36:50
Published: 06/28/2024

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: 2024 Legislative Session

Melissa Jay Murphy

Hear about the 2024 legislative session from the perspective of a member of the Florida legislature!  Join Fund General Counsel Melissa Murphy and...

Length: 31:43
Published: 06/12/2024

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Proposed FinCEN Reporting Rule on Cash Sales

Melissa Jay Murphy

FinCEN is moving toward a nationwide requirement for the reporting of certain types of cash transactions.  While this rule is not yet final, you...

Length: 31:24
Published: 04/01/2024

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The Corporate Transparency Act: What’s It All About?

Melissa Jay Murphy

Have you been hearing about the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) and wondering what the heck it is all about? Small shell companies have long been...

Length: 29:57
Published: 02/20/2024

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Get Ready for the Expanded FinCEN GTO

Melissa Jay Murphy

Join Fund General Counsel Melissa Murphy and Regulatory Compliance Counsel Jay St. Lawrence for a discussion about FinCEN’s expanded Geographic...

Length: 30:23
Published: 11/29/2023

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How the New Title Fraud Legislation Impacts You

Melissa Jay Murphy

New legislation to combat title fraud was enacted this year – HB 1419/Chapter 2023-238, Laws of Florida – and there are several provisions that...

Length: 32:33
Published: 10/06/2023

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What's New with Mortgage Payoffs? A Conversation with Florida Rep. Tom Fabricio

Melissa Jay Murphy

Join Fund General Counsel Melissa Murphy and her guest Florida Rep. Tom Fabricio for a look into Florida's Legislation.

Length: 33:57
Published: 10/06/2023

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GSEs & Alternative Title Products Update

Melissa Jay Murphy

Want a quick update on Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, Attorney Opinion Letters…and other things? 

Length: 29:37
Published: 07/14/2023

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Meet CASi!

Melissa Jay Murphy

Tune in to learn the case for closing with CASi and how they can save you time and money on closings.

Length: 31:53
Published: 06/02/2023

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Surprise! That’s Not Covered

Melissa Jay Murphy

Think you know what’s covered by the title insurance policy? Think again! Tune in to Melissa’s discussion with The Fund's George Perez, Senior...

Length: 29:34
Published: 06/02/2023

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Meet LandTech Consulting!

Melissa Jay Murphy

LandTech Consulting is ready to support you so your business can grow! Their professional, friendly team can assist with processing everything from...

Length: 27:48
Published: 06/02/2023

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Meet Attorneys' Closing Services!

Melissa Jay Murphy

Tune in to learn how Attorneys’ Closing Services has helped real estate attorneys like you and your team confidently handle residential and...

Length: 29:55
Published: 05/01/2023

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Do Attorneys Really Matter? What’s Your Value?

Melissa Jay Murphy

Tune in to learn how two campaigns, The Florida Bar’s “Hire an Attorney” and The Fund’s “Value of a Real Estate Attorney” are tackling this issue...

Length: 24:31
Published: 03/01/2023

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Attorney Opinion Letters – The Latest

Melissa Jay Murphy

Join Fund General Counsel Melissa Jay Murphy for her conversation with Chris Morton SVP of Public Affairs and Chief Advocacy Officer, ALTA on what...

Length: 30:01
Published: 01/26/2023

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Real Time Payments

Melissa Jay Murphy

Join General Counsel Melissa Jay Murphy as she talks with Rick Bruhn, SVP and Head of Commercial Deposit and Payment Solutions, U.S. Bank, about a...

Length: 33:44
Published: 11/17/2022

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Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Real Estate Transactions: An Update

Melissa Jay Murphy

Learn about the roles cryptocurrency and blockchain play in the world of real estate transactions.

Length: 34:49
Published: 08/12/2022

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Homeowner Benefit Agreements

Melissa Jay Murphy

Learn about a new title issue appearing in title searches: Homeowner Benefit Agreements.

Length: 18:02
Published: 07/07/2022

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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 2018 - 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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Fund Assembly 2017 - 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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