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Liberty Title Celebrates the Holidays by Giving Back! Please join us in providing food for those in need. BRING A CAN TO CLOSING! Any non-perishable food item is welcome and you will receive a raffle ticket for each can or box of food provided to be entered in our Holiday drawing! In southeast Michigan, more than 707,000 people are food insecure (16.8%). In southeast Michigan, more than 200,000 children are food insecure (19.7%). The St. Vincent de Paul Society works [...]
Road Work Ahead! As many of you may know, the Michigan Department of Transportation will begin to reconstruct 3.7 miles of M-59 (Hall Road) through Sterling Heights, Utica, and Clinton, Macomb, and Shelby townships as part of their M-59 Improvement Project. Our Sterling Heights office is located right in the height of this project as some of the construction is focused on M-59/Hall Road from M-53/Van Dyke Expressway (west) to Garfield Road. If you are planning to come by our [...]
Are you reviewing the deed? Do you know the meaning of a “restrictive covenant?” Basically, it’s a deed restriction that can create any number of hassles for a new homeowner. It’s vital to check for any deed restrictions when purchasing a home and a title search can do just that. View this article from RealtorMag to learn more about the need to check the deed: RealtorMag
The American Land Title Association (“ALTA”) has adopted revisions to the ALTA Commitment for Title Insurance effective August 1, 2016. The previous version of the ALTA Commitment for Title Insurance will be decertified on December 31, 2017. Realtors, lenders, sellers, purchaser, and attorneys can expect to see the new form put into use later in 2017. A sample of the document is available for review at the below link. As always, the experts at Liberty Title are available to discuss [...]
Michigan Law has been brought into modern times through the abolishment of dower rights. Prior to this change in Law, Michigan was the only state which preserved dower for the benefit of women only. Briefly stated, dower was a specific distribution that a widow could elect as her share of her deceased spouse's estate. After April 7, 2017 a widow will no longer have the option to elect the dower share. The elimination of this option for a widow [...]
A 23-Minute Morning Ritual That Will Transform Your Whole Day When I learned of Harvard-trained happiness researcher Shawn Achor's recommendations for training your brain to be more positive, I admit, I did a little eye-roll. I mean, watching your breath go in and out for two minutes a day? I'll get to that shortly (which is part of your morning ritual). But who am I to argue with the New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage? Achor says [...]
Even as on-market listings continue to fall, the number of sales climbed by 17.3 percent year-over-year, according to Realcomp. See Crain's Detroit Article HERE
A house for sale on Egleston Ave. in Kalamazoo's Edison neighborhood is in this file photo. (Kalamazoo Gazette file) Economist answers question: Is housing bubble forming in U.S.? Paula Gardner of Mlive, featured article on Mlive.com/business. See the full article HERE.
Top Workplace Awards Hi Five Liberty!We had so much fun attending the 2016 Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces Award Reception last night! This is the fifth year in a row that we have received this honor and are thrilled as always. Thank you to all of our Smarter Bears who make Liberty Title such a great place to work!