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A Special Edition of the Illinois Agency Insights newsletter.

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  • ILLINOIS

    2016 First American Financial Corporation and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. NYSE: FAF

    www.firstam.com

    The information contained in this document was prepared by First American Title Insurance Company (FATICO) for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. FATICO is not a law firm and this information is not intended to be legal advice. Readers should not act upon this without seeking advice from professional advisers.

    First American Title Insurance Company makes no express or implied warranty respecting the information presented and assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. First American, the eagle logo, First American Title, and firstam.com are registered trademarks or trademarks of First American Financial Corporation and/or its affiliates.

    AMD: 01/2016

    H T TOPICSA SPECIAL EDITION OF THE ILLINOIS AGENCY INSIGHTS NEWSLETTER | WINTER 2016

    HOT TOPICS IN ILLINOIS UNDERWRITINGPresented by: Stacy West

    YouTube Video Series

    After three months and thousands of completed TRID transactions, Wells Fargo provided additional guidance for settlement agents to assist with compliance. A few of the guidelines are:

    The Settlement Agent should not provide their own Closing Disclosure, and should only use the Wells Fargo provided and approved borrower Closing Disclosure.

    Disclose fees and credits according to the Wells Fargo instructions.

    To access the December 17, 2015, Wells Fargo Settlement Agent Communication, please visit: https://www.alta.org/file.cfm?code=s9k2l5

    KNOW BEFORE YOU OWE TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Rule

    PAGE 1KNOW BEFORE YOU OWE TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Rule

    YouTube VIDEO SERIESWith Stacy West

    PAGE 2UNDERWRITING COMMUNICATIONS

    IN THE NEWSFIRPTA Changes for 2016 (26 U.S.C. 1445)

    CFPB Nearly Doubled Enforcement Actions in 2015

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH

    PRESIDENTS DAYOur Offices Will Be Closed

  • FIRPTA CHANGES FOR 2016 (26 U.S.C. 1445)

    UNDERWRITING COMMUNICATIONS IL-2016-001-Alert | City of Chicago Transfer

    Tax Declarations Effective January 1, 2016, all city of Chicago tax declarations must be filed online through MyDec. Access MyDec at: https://mytax.illinois.gov/mydec Penalties may be imposed for failure to comply with the ruling and for late filing. Late filing penalties are automatically calculated at the time of purchasing stamps on MyDec.

    IL-2016-00-Standard | Easements Depicted on Survey When requested to add a clause stating exceptions to recorded easements; state it only as and referenced on survey by , and not as shown on survey by or any other variant of the language.

    IL-2016-002-Standard | Foreclosure Property Pilot Program COOK COUNTY ONLY. The pilot program became effective on January 1, 2016, and will last for three years.

    Upon motion by the plaintiff in a foreclosure action, the judge shall issue an order barring any nonrecord claimants from recording, without approval of the court, an interest on the property that is the subject of the foreclosure action. The order shall also prohibit the owner of the property from recording any document without judicial approval except for court orders related to the foreclosure case or court orders related to the property that were entered after the effective date of the order prohibiting recordation.

    Page 2First American Title | Illinois Hot Topics | Winter 2016

    Read the full text of SB1487 here.http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?Doc-Name=09900SB1487&GA=99&SessionId=88&DocType-Id=SB&LegID=&DocNum=1487&GAID=13&Session

    In 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau brought nearly twice as many enforcement actions than it did the previous year. They continue to tighten up their scrutiny of industries involved in residential mortgage loans, consumer credit, auto loans and debt collection.

    Read the full article here.http://www.housingwire.com/articles/36010-cfpb-nearly-doubled-enforcement-actions-in-2015

    CFPB NEARLY DOUBLED ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS IN 2015 HousingWire | January 12, 2016

    IN THE NEWS

    The bill was enacted (signed by the President) on December 18, 2015, and the FIRPTA changes are effective February 16, 2016, which is 60 days after enactment. An explanation of the changes to the FIRPTA rules by the National Association of REALTORS Washington staff was recently released.

    Read the full article here.http://narfocus.com/billdatabase/clientfiles/172/19/2547.pdf