FAQ How to Complete Your Closing Agent License Application in MN

HOW TO  COMPLETE THE CLOSING AGENT LICENSE APPLICATION FORMS TIP: READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE APPLICATION! APPLY ONLINE: Go to https://pulseportal.com/ > MN Department of Commerce > Select a Board (Real Estate) > Licensing Services...

Abstracting, Searching and Land Records Management Class New in 2021

ABSTRACTING, SEARCHING, AND LAND RECORDS MANAGEMENT This is an up-to-date course for County Recorders, Title Abstractors, Title Searchers and all who work with Land Title Records. The course has been updated with Minnesota Law, Title Standards, and case law affecting...
Fidelity National Signs Merger Agreement with Stewart Information Services

Fidelity National Signs Merger Agreement with Stewart Information Services

Industry News Monday, March 19, 2018 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF) has signed a merger agreement to acquire Stewart Information Services Corp. for $1.2 billion in cash and stock. If approved by regulators and stockholders, Fidelity would pay $50 per share of...
E-notarization vs. Distance E-notarization

E-notarization vs. Distance E-notarization

E-Notarization has been here for some time. Effective July 1, 2006, the Minnesota Legislature enacted electronic notary legislation pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 358 and 359, allowing electronic notarization to be applied to a document so that the document can be...

Reimagining Land Records and GIS

An event, “Reimagine Land Records – Join the Conversation” orchestrated by the Legislative Committee of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Section, took place on October 20th. In attendance were an assortment of County Recorders and...