Ohio Appeals Court Holds Perfection Not Needed for Valid Mortgage

ALTA’s TitleNews Online published the following article written by Mike Sikora, which provides a review of a ruling by an Ohio appeals court that addressed multiple property issues, including what is needed for a mortgage to be valid.

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Mike Sikora named to Executive Committee of the OSBA Real Property Section Council

Congratulations to Mike Sikora who was recently named to the Executive Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Real Property Section Council!

 

 

 

 

OLTA Members Take the Title Industry’s Message to the Statehouse

On March 7, Brad Linville attended the Ohio Land Title Association’s 4th Annual Legislative Day in Columbus.  Brad and other Members advocated for the passage of HB 407 to abolish dower, as well as providing feedback on SB 263 codifying electronic notarization.  Attendees also heard from Senator Steve Wilson, co-sponsor of SB 263, and Representative Jim Butler, Chair of the House Civil Justice Committee.

Dower on its Death Bed?

A Real Estate Bill to abolish dower in Ohio was reported out of the House Civil Justice Committee yesterday afternoon.  The Ohio Land Title Association and Mike Sikora, on behalf of NAIOP Ohio, submitted expert testimony in support of the Bill.

Protect Your Money from Wire Fraud Schemes

Another ALTA HOP Video Library informative video:

Protect Your Money from Wire Fraud Schemes When Buying a Home

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5 Reasons You Need Title Insurance

ALTA’s HOP Video Library Presents:  5 Reasons You Need Title Insurance

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Amber Tanzillo wins 2017 NAIOP Member of the Year

Congratulations to Amber Tanzillo, who was honored with the NAIOP Northern Ohio Member of the Year Award at the NAIOP Annual Meeting & Holiday Party held in December of 2017!

Amber served as the Chair of the NAIOP Developing Leaders Committee this past year.  She put together multiple outstanding commercial real estate programs and represented that group well on the Board of NAIOP Northern Ohio.

Amber will continue to serve in that capacity during 2018, while she is being groomed to become the Membership Chair in 2019 when the current Membership Chair will take the reigns as President.

Guest Blog: Ohio Real Estate Law is Now Much Better for Business

Guest Blog by Michael J. Sikora III posted April 20, 2017 posted to ColumbusCEO

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