The Maricopa county recorder recently rolled out a tool to help homeowners avoid title fraud. It has been on the rise and can be financially devasting to a homeowner. This title fraud alert tool notifies homeowners when a document is being recorded that has their name or the name of the business or trust. Instead of finding out months or years after the illegal act property owners can be notified almost immediately.
On May 25, 2023 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the Tyler vs. Hennepin County case. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Hennepin County violated the 5th Amendment Takings Clause when it confiscated, sold and kept the entire amount of the sale. The $25,000 of Ms. Tyler’s equity was kept by the goverment when it was sold.