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Chicago Title Attorney Agent Page

Chicago Title Insurance Company is committed to serving its attorney customers. Please utilize this area to receive up-to-date real estate information.

If you would like to become an agent of Chicago Title, please contact your local Chicago Title Office or sales representative. 

 IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Transfer Tax List Updated
A new transfer tax listing is available.  Please click Forms & Documents at left and select Transfer Taxes.

Online Settlement Statement (HUD-1) Available

You can access our online settlement statement (HUD-1) here:
http://www.cmetro.ctic.com/documents/HUD_1_Fillable.xls


IDFPR Requires Agent Address Compliance
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has issued a memorandum regarding agents' address compliance. For more information, please click here: http://www.nwmetro.ctic.com/UploadedDocuments/FormsandDocFiles/DocFiles/213/IDFPR%20memorandum%20Regarding%20Address%20Compliance%20%20-%20August%202010.pdf


IDFPR's Official Statement Regarding Disbursements
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has issued a statement regarding disbursements that all registered Chicago Title agents need to be aware of. Please click on dcoument here:  http://library.constantcontact.com/doc200/1101701660666/doc/UvP1xNrkXd3VL6Nz.pdf


Anti-Predatory Database expands to Kane, Peoria & Will
On December 31, 2009 Governor Quinn approved Senate Bill 1894.  The bill is now Public Act 96-0856. This expands the Anti-Predatory Lending Database to include Kane, Peoria, and Will counties as of July 1, 2010, in addition to Cook County.

Please see specific requirements in the Documents, Forms and Disclosure section below. Please note that Chicago Title will be charging a $50 fee for Certificates of Compliance and $50 for Exempt Certificates.

Log on to http://www.ilapld.com for more information.


"Good Funds" Section of the Title Insurance Act
The "Good Funds" section of the Title Insurance Act requires all title companies to accept funds based on the following guidelines:

1.  Amounts up to $1,000: A personal check can be accepted.

2.  Amounts of $1,001 through $49,000: Wire transfer, Cashier's Check, Certified Check, Title Company Check, Attorney's Trust Account Funds or Real Estate Broker's Check.

3.  Amounts over $50,000: Wire Transfer or Title Company Check.
 

 
HUD-1 Information

Click on the Documents, Forms and Disclosures section below to view the new HUD-1 Information and Updates or log on to www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/ramh/res/respa_hm.cfm to view a sample HUD-1, FAQ's, and other information.


Seller's Disclosure Document

Please scroll down to the documents, forms and disclosures section below to view the seller's disclosure document for real estate transactions.


EZ Dec-Updated Information

EZ Dec is a website for filing real property transfer tax declarations. This replaces the City of Chicago form 7551, Cook County Real Property Transfer Dec and the State of Illinois PTAX forms. EZ Dec will be used by attorneys, title companies, City of Chicago, Cook County and the State of Illinois. 

Please log on to www.ezdecillinois.org to register for EZ Dec Online.  We have uploaded an EZ Dec Fact Sheet  and PowerPoint PDF that is available in the Documents, Forms and Disclosures Section Below.  Please note that attorneys are required to pre-register for access to the EZ Dec site before their transaction closes.


Chicago Title...Your Expert Source for Installment Contracts!
Chicago Title now offers expert services for Installment Contracts.  Installment Contracts are a type of seller financing for today's real estate market.  Contact your local Chicago Title office or sales representative to ask about Installment Contracts and  how they can move today's real estate market. Log on to www.titlegeek.com  and click on the Installment Contracts section to see the basic forms required for these transactions.


Inflation Enhancement Coverage Available
Chicago Title now offers an Inflation Enhancement Coverage to provide extra monetary protection to insured Owners of residential 1-4 unit dwellings and condominiums.  The coverage is a buyer's charge of $150 that will increase the amount of title insurance annually on the anniversary date of the policy by 10% for a 5  year period. 

Contact your local Chicago Title office for more information.

Continuing Legal Education

In-House CLE Seminars

Chicago Title is proud to host CLE seminars for our loyal attorney customers. Topic and registration information will be posted under the Seminars tab to your left approximately 30 days before each event is set to take place. Our valued attorney customers will also be receiving an email invitation and an informational flyer from your Chicago Title and CLAS sales staff. 

 

 


Ordering With Ease
 
  • Rate Card Effective Oct 1, 2015
  • Schedule of Rates for Residential Title Insurance and Related Services - Chicago Metropolitan Area. Effective Oct 1, 2015

  • Advantex Online for Attorney Agents
  • Advantex Online is an easy way for agents of Chicago Title to prepare their real estate closing documents at their leisure. Log on today to get started!

  • Attorney Agent Online Ordering
  • NOW AVAILABLE TO OUR ATTORNEY AGENTS! LOG ON AND REGISTER TODAY! Your source for ordering, examining files, and scheduling closings. This site allows our valued attorney agents to manage their open orders at their finger tips.

  • City of Chicago Water Certification Service
  • Let us handle your residential closing needs at the City's Water Department through our special Water Certification Service. We will take care of all the paperwork, obtain the Full Payment Certificate and fill out the City Transfer Tax Declaration. Contact a Chicago Title office near you for more information.

  • ALTA Statement

  • How To Become an Agent!
     
  • Direct Attorney Agent Application
  • Want to become a direct agent? Please fill out this form and email it to Jennifer Whitney at whitneyj@ctt.com

  • Chicago Land Agency Services
  • Chicago Land Agency Services is a joint venture with Chicago Title to offer attorneys an alternative agency program. Log on now to access the CLAS website and learn more about this type of agency.

  • Agent Disclosure Statement
  • Disclosure statement for the agent controlled business relationship.

    Documents, Forms and Disclosures
     
  • RESPA FAQ and Updates
  • PDF from HUD discusses the recent updates to the GFE and the new HUD-1.

  • New Seller Disclosure Statement

  • EZ Dec Introduction
  • Updated and current EZ Dec information.

  • EZ Dec Fact Sheet
  • EZ Dec is a website for filing real property transfer tax declarations that is coming in the 4th quarter of 2009. Please read the Fact Sheet for more information.

  • Notary Public Act Amendments Effective June 1

  • Notarial Record Sample

  • Metro and Surrounding Area Recording Fees

  • New Highland Park Transfer Tax Ordinance
  • Highland Park Transfer Tax Ordinance effective September 1, 2008.

  • Anti-Predatory Lending Database HB1176
  • Information SB1167 Anti-Predatory Lending Database. This bill goes into effect on July 1, 2008.

  • Anti-Predatory Lending SB1167 Fact Sheet

  • Direct Agent Exam Summary
  • Sample agent exam summary sheet.

  • Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Rule
  • Home buyers and renters must receive known information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards during sales and rentals of housing built before 1978.

  • Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Rule
  • Home buyers and renters must receive known information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards during sales and rentals of housing built before 1978.

  • Radon Disclosure
  • Radon disclosure document.

  • Test Document
  • Test Doc - ALTA Statement

  • Real Estate Contracts Form A
  • Real Estate Contracts Form A for use with a standard resdential property transaction.

  • Radon Testing Guidelines
  • Guidelines for Radon testing.

  • Chicago Transfer Tax Ordinance

  • Real Estate Contracts Form B
  • Real Estate Contracts Form B for use with multi family and commercial transactions.

  • New Surcharge on Recorded Real Estate Documents
  • Informational memo regarding Public Act 94-118 which creates the Rental Housing Support Fund.

  • Quit Claim Deed

  • Power of Attorney 2011

  • Real Estate Contracts Form C
  • Real Estate Contracts Form C for use with a standard resdential property transaction.

  • ALTA Statement

  • Warranty Deed

  • Highwood Transfer Stamp Ordinance 2009

  • Chicago Title Products and Providers
     
  • Integral Short Sales
  • Let Integral Short Sales manage the entire short sale process for you! Distressed property experts provide a turnkey approach to facilitate the entire short sale process. Log on today to learn more!

  • EC Purchasing
  • EC Purchasing allows our customers to save money on everyday supplies and business items. Log on and register so you can start saving some green!

  • National Title Information
  • Provides state-by-state title insurance information, rates and documents. Log on and register today!

  • Chicago Title and Trust Website

  • Land Trust Presentation (delete)

  • Land Trust Brochure (delete)

  • Chicago Land Agency Services
  • Chicago Land Agency Services is a joint venture with Chicago Title to offer attorneys an alternative agency program. Log on now to access the CLAS website and learn more about this type of agency.

  • FNTG Product Center
  • FNTG's listing of products offered for all customer segments. An access code is needed to view products. Please email Kim Kozlowski for an access code at kozlowskik@ctt.com

  • CT Land Trust
  • Our dedicated trust professionals are committed to developing long-standing relationships with our financial customers to ensure sound financial planning.

  • Practitioner's Guide Land Trust (delete)

  • NTI Web Brochure
  • National Title Information brochure.

    Continuing Legal Education
     
  • CLE Information for Attorneys
  • Online video CLE courses for Illinois Attorneys.

  • Minimum Continuing Legal Education
  • Your one stop for CLE information.

    Programs To Help Your Business Grow!
     
  • Constant Contact
  • Online program that allows you to create newsletters, email campaigns, and online surveys that build lasting relationships with your customers.

  • Free Conference Call
  • Free tool for hosting conference calls. The platform is great for training calls or keeping in touch with customers.

  • Hallmark.com
  • Send out free e-cards to all of your contacts. This site allows you to upload all of your contacts and get reminders for customer birthdays or other specified dates you request.

  • HEAP CRM
  • HEAP is a customer relationship management (CRM) application to make your life simpler. This program has simple functions like messaging, calendars, contacts and reporting.

    Links to County Offices
     
  • Cook County

  • DeKalb County

  • DuPage County

  • Kane County

  • Kendall County

  • Grundy County

  • Will County

  • McHenry County

  • Lake County

  • Industry Websites of Interest
     
  • ALTA Website
  • Leading resource for market, technology, and government initiatives affecting all members of the American Land Title Association.

  • Illinois Legal Research

  • Illinois State Bar Association

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Law Bulletin Publishing

  • FNF
    FNF

  • DFI
  • Link to the Department of Financial Institutions for the State of Illinois.

  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association

  • Chicago Title Out Of Metro Operations
     
  • Chicago Title Northern Ohio Operations

  • Chicago Title Wisconsin Operations

  • Chicago Title Downstate Operations
  • Chicago Title Downstate Operations Website.

    Market News
     
  • Inman - Today's Top Real Estate News

  • National Mortgage News

  • CNN Real Estate

  • Market Watch



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