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Championship Rings or lessons? How about both!

By: Equity National   February 11, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

Championship Rings or lessons? How about both!

Before we turn our eyes from Foxboro to Fort Myers, one last look at the Patriot Super Bowl 53 victory is in order. And, to be clear – this is not to elongate the celebration -- but rather to see what lessons we can extract from their 6th Super Bowl win. Besides, if I get one more meme from my Yankee friends reminding me who has more rings, I think I’ll pull my hair out. And for those of you who know me, you know I cannot spare more hair! ...
The Oprah Effect

By: Equity National Title   February 11, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

The Oprah Effect

Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. The daughter of a teenage single mother, Oprah was molested as a child and in her early teens. At 14 she gave birth to a baby boy who died while still an infant. Oprah left her mother to join her father, Vernon Winfrey, who was working as a barber in Nashville, Tennessee. Winfrey was taught to read by her grandmother at the age of three. She attended Lincoln High School in M...
News Lines: February 2019

By: Equity National Title   February 11, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

News Lines: February 2019

Last month I wrote about the real estate settlement procedures act, its anti-kickback provisions, and that it is still not ok to accept payments solely in exchange for the referral of business.  This article discusses New York State’s Insurance Regulation 208. In addition to summarizing the travel and history of the regulation, and its impact for everyone involved in New York real estate transactions, this article intends to drive home the...
Equity National Title, DCU execute their first r...

By: Equity National Title   January 10, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

Equity National Title, DCU execute their first r...

 First of many more expected for credit union and service provider Press Release Authored By: Brian Rieger, True Impact Communications  Providence, RI   January 9, 2019   Equity National Title, a leading national settlement services provider, and Digital Federal Credit Union, better known as DCU, a non-profit financial cooperative serving members nationwide, have completed their first remote notary-enabl...
News Lines: January

By: Equity National Title   January 9, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

News Lines: January

With the decision in the PHH case, the ousting of industry foe and former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray, and the perceived ‘defanging’ of the Bureau, has Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) compliance become a thing of the past?  Has the industry clock rewound itself to the days before Dodd Frank?  Are we now back to the time of ‘anything goes’ in the land of business referrals? &...
My Lines: January 2019

By: Equity National Title   January 9, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

My Lines: January 2019

I often draw inspiration and story content from sports. A little noticed story buried in a newspaper’s sports section this weekend caught my eye and got me thinking. It was about Kyrie Irving – arguably the Celtic’s best player and one of the best in the NBA for the past couple of years – and something he did when no one was watching. He had just scored a team high 22 points and led his team to cut a 26 point 3rd quarter deficit to ...
Call and Response - Alexander Graham Bell’s Te...

By: Equity National   January 2, 2019   No Tags   Uncategorized

Call and Response - Alexander Graham Bell’s Te...

We are living in a transformative time and to highlight that each month, we’ll introduce you to men and women who invented or created a new technology or business model that was revolutionary and that has shaped our current reality. Their stories start here, and continue by following the link. We hope you join us in being stimulated by these stories to take your own transformative or revolutionary approach to the home financing business! -James...
 Putting America on the Road - Henry Ford and th...

By: Equity National Title   December 11, 2018   No Tags   Uncategorized

Putting America on the Road - Henry Ford and th...

We are living in a transformative time and to highlight that each month, we’ll introduce you to men and women who invented or created a new technology or business model that was revolutionary and that has shaped our current reality. Their stories start here, and continue by following the link. We hope you join us in being stimulated by these stories to take your own transformative or revolutionary approach to the home financing business! -James...
My Lines: December 2018

By: Jim O'Donnell   December 4, 2018   No Tags   Uncategorized

My Lines: December 2018

The heirloom ornaments are in a new home – mine – after a little more than five decades of being part of my parent’s Christmas decorations. At first, they hung from their Christmas trees until they downsized to our ‘beach house’ and displayed them in a globe. It enjoyed a prominent setting among their Christmas decorations for decades, a visual reminder of Christmases long ago, but more importantly, of how our school-teacher Mother stim...
Information Security on the Silver Screen

By: Michael Thomas   December 3, 2018   No Tags   Uncategorized

Information Security on the Silver Screen

Being an information technology and security professional (some may say nerd or geek) I love to watch movies and shows that have a strong element of technology in them. Especially hacking. I love movies that include hackers and hacking and servers and mainframes and cyberattacks and on and on. No matter how bad and ridiculous they are and that’s pretty much every movie that includes it. Ridiculous? Every movie about hacking? Yes. Most mov...

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