Property Records Industry Association and GIS

Property Records Industry Association and GIS

The Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) has released its latest whitepaper on GIS and Land Records Integration. Although Geographic Information System (GIS) is a relatively new tool for anyone interested in land records, the recording of property records has...

Carver County Requires Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Form

Effective January 1, 2018, Carver County requires on all sales a Subsurface Sewage System Treatment Form along with the certificate of real estate value, to be presented to the county auditor’s office. While I think it’s a good idea to handle such things...

Don’t Believe Those Online e-Notarize Ads

In Minnesota and other states, electronic notarization (e-Notarization) is moving fast. But DO NOT BELIEVE THE ADS. It is complicated. Each state has its own laws, rules, and especially its own legal terminology. In Minnesota, a notary may perform electronic notarial...

Independent Abstractors: Dying Breed or Valued Specialists?

 A post from Thomas Pryde’s Blog, re-printed with his permission. The prevailing view among some industry leaders seems to be that the independent abstractor is a dying breed, the last vestige of an ancient way of doing business. This is attributed to the...

Testimonial for “Principles of Abstracting”Online Course

HI Jeanne, I  have to pass on this news to you, as you are a HUGE part of my success. I found out last week that I passed my exam and am Licensed in SD now!!! I raved of your courses to the Board of Abstracters.  I know I wouldn’t have been successful in this quest so...