City of Oaks Title News newsletter image Spring/Summer 2015 Newsletter
Home Sales at highest level in NINE years; Help with Compliance and ALTA Best Practices; Recipes to put in mason jars newsletter image Fall/Winter 2014 Newsletter
City of Oaks Title celebrates their first anniversary. Tessa's Butterfinger Fudge Recipe. Surveys, liabilities, and cities that attract the most families. Read more. newsletter image Summer 2014 Newsletter
Scam Alert: Hijackers are stealing earnest money. Home sales up 3%. Watermelon, Cucumber, and BLT recipes. newsletter image Spring 2014 Newsletter
Important! Download the newly revised NCLTA Forms 5, 6 and 7. Enjoy fun facts and recipes for St. Patrick's day.

                      Click here to download NCLTA Form 5

                      Click here to download NCLTA Form 6

                      Click here to download NCLTA Form 7 newsletter image February 2014 Newsletter
Watch for red flags in Corporate and LLC closings, celebrate falling rates, magical punch, or white hot chocolate, and who doesn't love french fries?! newsletter image January 2014 Newsletter
Send title opinions and requests via the internet with DocPrep Online, donate blood, dance around cows and cakes, or warm up and slim down with Spicy Country Vegetable Soup.

                      Click here to sign up for DocPrep Online newsletter image December 2013 Newsletter
Read about ehancements to the site, National Mutt Day, Ninja Day and other fun holiday events. Find recipes to make, enjoy, and perhaps share with your clients; and charitable organizations worthy of your notice.



NEW Updated Power of Attorney Forms Effective 1-1-2018
A new statute that impacts Power of Attorney forms has gone into effect. Updated forms are available here: customerforms/default.aspx? loginredir=http://www. login.asp?redir2=articles.asp

Please discard any old self-addressed envelopes and update your records to our new, more secure postal box addresses:

6325 Falls of Neuse Rd
Ste 35-239
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 399-3993 Phone
(919) 400-9393 Fax

8116 S. Tryon St, Ste B3-265
Charlotte, NC 28273
(704) 659-7598 Fax
(704) 307-2933 Phone

3912 Battleground Ave
Ste 112-336
Greensboro, NC 27410
(336) 701-3399 Phone
(336) 447-3349 Fax

2018 CLE Seminars Registration is now open. More information here: seminar_info_201712.asp

Totaling to over $16,000*,
our combined 2016 donations made a huge difference in our communities. Thank you. 2016donations.htm

Publications to share with your clients:

- Why You Need Owner's Title Insurance

- Why You Need Lender's Insurance on a Refinance

- ALTA Homeowners Policy - Compare the Advantages

- 2016 TRID Calendar (Know Before You Close)

- Five Things Escrow Agents Need to Know

- Five Things Lenders Need to Know

- What is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)?

- What to Expect at Settlement (Escrow/Closing)

May was Pet Cancer Awareness Month!
Thank you for helping us raise a sizeable donation for Wally's Smile and the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Pet Cancer Awareness and Research. We couldn't have done it without you!

As of April 1, 2016:
We are required to comply with rate changes filed with the North Carolina Department of Insurance. If your closing is scheduled after April 1, 2016, please let us know so we may provide you with correct premium amounts.

May 2, 2015
We understand COMPLIANCE is important to you and your customers.

City of Oaks Title's efforts in this area MEET or EXCEED industry standards and provide significant assurance concerning a lender's compliance responsibilities for the selection and monitoring of third-party providers required by regulations of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and other state and federal regulatory agencies.

If you touch consumer funds in any way, you are going to be affected by Dodd-Frank Act and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Read an introduction to ALTA Best Practices here: bestpractices/default.asp

Read more about our compliance standards and the strength of our underwriter, Chicago Title here: Images2014/PDF/CFPB_Compliance.pdf

November 25, 2014
Ouch! Revaluation, the process of reappraising all properties for tax purposes, can affect you. Learn more here, and see also the article links at the bottom of the page:

March 27, 2014
Link added: ALTA Best Practices - Attorney Addition - Information to help North Carolina attorneys learn about and adopt "Best Practices" consistent with the ALTA initiative and pertaining to the Dodd-Frank Act, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and potential "vetting" companies.

February 2014
The North Carolina Land Title Association recently updated NCLTA Forms 5, 6 and 7. More information about these forms (including a redline comparison version of the changes to Forms 5, 6 and 7) is available on the NCLTA website at

October 30, 2013
A new Resource is created:
A county-by-county list of Register of Deeds and Tax lookups.

Click here to begin utilizing
this handy resource!