2nd Quarter 2013 Newsletter Now Available

newsThe 2nd quarter 2013 Knight Barry newsletter is out. Topics and articles include:

  • Knight Barry Welcomes New Branches
  • New Attorney Agent Program
  • Article ~ The Gab on Gap Endorsement
  • Article ~ Expedited vs Full Search
  • Commercial Corner
  • Knight Barry Companywide
  • Article: ~ Two or More People Taking Title; What are Their Vesting Options?
  • Fannie Mae News Release

January 2013 Mortgage Reports

Our January 2013 mortgage reports are now available at https://www.knightbarry.com/MortgageReports. Each report will show you the breakdown of mortgages recorded by each lender vs the total market share of mortgages recorded for the county.

January 2013 Mortgage Reports:

1st Quarter 2013 Newsletter Now Available

newsThe 1st quarter 2013 Knight Barry newsletter is out.  If you are a lender you should read and understand the section on Best Practices and compare Knight Barry’s practices with other local title companies to be sure your documents and funds are secure.  This is the American Land Title Association’s big push for 2013 and you don’t want to ignore the benefits available to you and your customers.

1031 Exchanges are Hot! Finally.

1031 ConfusionA1031 Tax Deferred Exchange (aka Starker Exchange) allows a property investor to sell investment real estate and defer the capital gains tax until some time in the future. Well it’s not exactly that simple.  There are many rules and deadlines that need to be precisely followed in order to complete an exchange.  We can provide more information upon request and will work with your tax adviser to put the proper agreements in place to assist you with your transaction. While 1031’s haven’t necessarily been hot items in the past few years, things are really heating up in commercial and investment real estate now. Knight Barry handles these tax exchanges and has noticed that the volume of exchange business is way up. (Note: that in the final week of January 2013, we had more 1031 orders than the entire months of November and December). This is quite different than the volume over the past five years and we are happy to see the return of this business segment. If you need more information on tax exchanges, please contact Craig Haskins in the downtown Milwaukee office at (414) 727-4545.

December 2012 Mortgage Reports Now Available

Our December 2012 mortgage reports are now available at https://www.knightbarry.com/MortgageReports. Each report will show you the breakdown of mortgages recorded by each lender vs the total market share of mortgages recorded for the county.

December 2012 Mortgage Reports:

Knight Barry Gets a New Look

HomepageKnightBarry.com recently had a major overhaul on the look, feel, and usability of our website.  Take a look and let us know what you think!

In order to stay current with the latest standards, latest security measures, and newest technology, we’ve completely redesigned our main website from the ground up.  This includes separating our blog out into it’s own site to allow more frequent updates, direct integration with Twitter, and a lot more bells and whistles!

You may also notice that all of our online services are beginning to use SSL encryption to ensure all information transmitted to and from our servers is as secure as possible.  With the newly released “ALTA’s Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices“, Knight Barry will strive to maintain its position as one of the industry’s technology leaders.

More to come in 2013… including a completely redesigned iPad app!

Winter Storm Alert

Due to the upcoming winter storm, some Wisconsin Knight Barry offices will be closed or may have limited staffing on Thursday, Dec 20th. We will update our home page throughout the day with any office closings. Please contact your local Knight Barry office directly for more information.

The following offices will be closed on 12/20:

  • Madison
  • Sun Prairie
  • Fitchburg
  • Sheboygan
  • West Bend
  • Fond du Lac
  • Appleton

Register of Deeds Holiday Hours 2012

When planning a closing in the following markets, please take note of the dates the Register of Deeds offices are closing.   

WisconsinBrown CountyNovember 22 & 23-Closed

December 24, 25 & 31-Closed

January 1-Closed 

Calumet

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24, 25 & 31-Closed

January 1-Closed

Dane County:

November 21, 22 23-Closed

December 24, 25, & 26-Closed

Fond du Lac County:

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24, 25 & 31-Closed

January 1-Closed

Jefferson County:

November 22 & 23

December 24 & 25

January 1-Closed

Kenosha County:

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24, 25 & 31-Closed

January 1-Closed

Milwaukee County:

November 22-Closed

December 25-Closed

January 1-Closed

Outagamie

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24, 25 & 31-Closed

January 1-Closed

Ozaukee County:

November 24 & 25-Closed

December 24, 25 & 31-Closed

January 1-Closed

Racine County:

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24, 25 & 31-Closed

January 1-Closed

Sheboygan County:

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24, 25 & 31-Closed

January 1-Closed

Walworth County:

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24, 25 & 31-Closed

January 1-Closed

Washington County:

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24, 25 & 31-Closed

January 1-Closed

Waukesha County:

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24 & 25-Closed

January 1-Closed

Waupaca

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24, 25 & 31-Closed

January 1-Closed

Winnebago

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24, 25 & 31-Closed

January 1-Closed

IllinoisCook County:November 22 & 23-Closed

December 25-Closed

DuPage County:

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24 & 25-Closed

Kane County:

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24 & 25-Closed

Lake County:

November 22 & 23 2012

December 24 & 25 2012

December 31-Close at Noon

McHenry County

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24 & 25-Closed

January 1-Closed

Will County:

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 25-Closed

MinnesotaAnoka CountyNovember 22 & 23-Closed

December 24-Close at Noon

December 25-Closed

January 1-Closed

Carver County

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24 – Closed in the PM 

December 25-Closed

January 1-Closed

Dakota County

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 25-Closed

January 1-Closed

Hennepin County

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 25-Closed

January 1-Closed

McLeod County:

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24-Close at Noon

December 25-Closed

January 1-Closed

Ramsey County:

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 25-Closed

January 1-Closed

Scott County :

November 22 &23-Closed

December 24 & 25-Closed

January 1-Closed

Sherburne County:

November 22 & 23-Closed

December 24-Close at Noon

December 25-Closed

January 1-Closed

Washington County:

November 22 &23-Closed

December 24 & 25-Closed

January 1-Closed