It seems like a thousand years ago when I started this blog in 2006 and the sister blog, Radical Title Talk. Part of the impetus to defend good practices in title insurance was my outrage over an outfit in State College, Pennsylvania who was soliciting mortgage lenders for a big sham operation. I couldn't believe that someone would so openly operate outside of state and federal rules.
Well, read this article. I think it's all finally over. Their operations were shut down by the state and federal government last year or perhaps the year before. Now a major player in the operation pleads guilty to embezzling 1.6 million dollars from the escrow account.
Gee, I guess scofflaws can't be trusted. Duh.
We along with other good and reputable title agents are spending our time, one transaction at a time, sweeping up the mess left behind by these and other crooks who played at the title insurance game for a few years and are now, hopefully, out on their asses.
We will slowly help consumers rectify the errors and right the wrongs as we find them. We won't be paid extra to do it. That's part of what a title insurance premium pays for, the finding and correction of title defects. It's all part of the job.
I'm glad I'm still here and they are not.
I'm glad you are still here because if you are reading this, you're probably part of the good, so hello, good guys. We're still here. ;)