News & Updates
Enough! Turn down that radio!
by: W. Paul Lewis, Branch Manager and Title Counsel, Wilmington and Pinehurst
I hear a new song on the pop channel, Katy Perry is singing it, Bruno Mars is singing it, Rhianna is singing it. It has variations between the different performers but it is the same song! I turn the dial to the rock channel. Linkin Park is singing the song, so is Breaking Benjamin. Every song is the same song just from different performers. On the country channel, Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift as well as everyone else is singing the same song too. It is a terrible song; nobody likes it; it is very unpopular. But everyone is singing it. The sultry torch singer on the jazz station can't even make it sound good. And the worst part about it is that I know all the stations will keep playing that same song over and over again. It is titled “Best Practices (loving the CFPB)”.
I will not attempt to address “Best Practices” in a comprehensive manner; only to briefly discuss how the song got written, its different parts and maybe, just maybe, how to listen to it without being driven to despair. Because nothing, not even the return of the Beatles can knock this song off the charts.
Best Practices is ALTA's response to the banking industry's strict liability for any harm done to consumers under the rules of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; this strict liability applies whether by its own actions or the actions of any outside settlement company which would include real estate lawyers in North Carolina.
Attorneys Title Upcoming CLE/CPE Seminar Series
Attorneys Title 2013 seminar series is in full swing. The currently scheduled programs are listed here:
Thursday, December 12, 2013 in Winston-Salem - 3 hours credit from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm held at Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center, Laurel Learning Center, 420 High Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. For more information please email: WinstonSalem@AttorneysTitle.com
New Lien Law – Access to our LiensNC.com job aid and Lien Waivers
Attorneys Title hosted seminars throughout March across the state to help explain changes to North Carolina's mechanic's lien law. These seminars provided a summary of the statutory changes, a preview of the new online lien agent system - LiensNC.com, and reviewed the revised and new lien waiver forms.
For an electronic copy of the manuscript which contains a LiensNC.com job aid, click HERE.
To be directed to revised and new lien waiver forms click HERE.
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