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...

UCC Search Releases $1.5 B Loan in Error

A, perhaps overly conscientious, paralegal pulled three UCC searches when asked to locate a Financing Statement that General Motors had given to secure money from J P Morgan.  There were apparently two UCC’s with a balance of $300 million to be paid off, but the...