Resources to Keep You in the Know

As your single source for commercial title services nationwide, we maintain meaningful resources to keep you "in the know."

ALTA Endorsement Handbook 2022

Our Most Common Commercial Endorsements
The basic coverages provided by the standard American Land Title Association ("ALTA") title insurance policies address many of the most common title insurance needs. This handbook is intended to serve as an introduction to the most commonly requested endorsements. If you have any questions about any of the material in this handbook, please contact your National Commercial Services Chicago representative.
 



ALTA Policies Comparison Charts

Loan and Owner's
This comparison chart is intended as a guide to identifying differences between the 2021 and 2006 ALTA policies. It should not be relied upon for the interpretation of these policies.
 



Built Podcast

The people behind our built world
Look at any skyline or landscape and you’ll see apartments, hotels, offices, and warehouses that we all benefit from every day. But what you don’t see are the people who make those structures possible. Meet the professionals behind some of the biggest transactions and investments in commercial real estate and hear their stories of how they got to where they are today. Every story is unique, every property is individual, but we’re all part of this built world. Hosted by Brian Maughan, Chief Marketing Officer, Fidelity National Financial.
 



Free CLE Credit for our Attorney Customers
The Chicago NCS operation of Chicago Title Insurance Company has partnered with the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education (NACLE) in order to help you fulfill your continuing legal education requirements wherever and whenever you want. Once we have confirmed you are an existing customer and your registration has been approved, you will have online access to a wide variety of courses.
 



Company Fact Sheet

Company Financials
We are excited about our core title, mortgage technology and transactional businesses for the current fiscal year. Our financial performance and position is reported for each quarter and full year. As always, we will look to maximize profitability in all of our businesses and continue to strive to create as much value as possible for our shareholders.

 



Real Estate Laws & Customs

Laws, Customs, and Buyer/Seller Fee Splits
We are proud to provide this handy reference of real estate laws, customs, and buyer/seller fee splits for all 50 states and the District of Columbia to employees, customers, and title agents.

 



NTI Web

State-by-State Title Information
State-by-state title insurance information including: recording fees, mortgage and transfer taxes, document execution requirements, laws, customs, forms (state specific, endorsements, policies) and more.

 



CFPB Readiness

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Know before you close. Any residential loan originated on or after October 3, 2015 will be subject to the new rules and forms set forth by the CFPB. The Rule replaces the Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and early TILA form with the new Loan Estimate. It also replaces the HUD-1 Settlement Statement and final TILA form with the new Closing Disclosure. We have created this important reference for employees and customers, with specific information for realtors, lenders, attorneys, escrow agents and consumers, respectively.


Industry Links

Stay Current on the Industry
Check out our industry link section to stay connected to ALTA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the latest industry news, regulatory changes, upcoming trade show events and more. For your convenience, we have provided smart links with quick access to these government agency and industry partner websites.
 

State Laws, Customs, & Links

Understand the Differences
Each state has its own differences related to the laws, customs and rates associated with commercial real estate transactions. Here you will find a collection of links to state legislatures, revenue departments, land title associations and more.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

...Or Just Ask Us
There are always questions about title insurance, rates, state laws and customs. We have provided answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions here. If you can't find the answer you need, contact us directly. We are happy to help.
 

Real Estate Glossary