Helpful Industry Links

The following is a list of websites we’ve compiled to help you find a variety of industry-related and general information.  Choose a category to view the individual links.
Ohio Government and Law SitesFederal Government and LawsCity of Cleveland SitesTitle Insurance SitesSoftware Operation Management Solutions County InformationSurvey InformationForm DocumentsProperty Information
           Ohio Government and Law Sites
Ohio Government Home Page – Official web page for the State of Ohio.
Ohio Supreme Court Home Page – Home page for Ohio Supreme Court. Provides numerous valuable links to court information, decisions, rules governing the bar and local courts.
Ohio Revised Code – Searchable version of the Ohio Revised Code.
Ohio Standards of Title Examination – Standards of Title Examination prepared by the Real Property Law Section of the Ohio State Bar Association.
Ohio Secretary of State – Search Corporate Records and UCC Filings with the office of the Secretary of State of Ohio.
Federal Government and Laws
Department of Housing and Urban Development – Access to HUD’s official repository of policies, procedures, announcements and other materials. Includes searchable databases of: HUD handbooks, notices and forms; USC Titles 12 and 42; CFR Title 24, and more.
U.S. Code – Searchable version of U.S. Code.
Code of Federal Regulations – Searchable version of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Federal Register – Search the Federal Register.
RESPA – Department of Housing and Urban Development site providing information, including regulations, on the Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act.
City of Cleveland Sites
The Cleveland Neighborhood – An information resource for the people of Cleveland.
Title Insurance Sites
Virtual Underwriter – Stewart Title Guaranty’s Underwriting Manual containing forms, endorsement guidelines, corporate directory, business practices and bulletins. This manual is useful both nationally and contains state specific information.
First American Title Insurance Company Underwriting Library – First American Title Insurance Company’s Underwriting Library.
A Short Course on 1031 Exchanges – A short course on 1031 exchange practice by Albert Rush, Senior Vice President-National Counsel for First American Title Insurance Company, Santa Ana, California.
Title Web – Latest news and trends effecting the title insurance industry for title professionals.
American Land Title Association – American Land Title Association home page.
Ohio Land Title Association – Ohio Land Title Association Home Page.
County Information
Medina County Conveyance Standards – Conveyance Standards for Medina County, effective December 3, 1998.
Cuyahoga County Probate Court – Find general information about the court. Search specific details regarding a case.
Lorain County Conveyance Standards – Links to Lorain County Auditors page containing the Standards of Conveyance for Lorain County.
County by County Conveyance Standards – Links to conveyance standards for counties through out the state of Ohio.
Cuyahoga County Conveyance Standards – Standards for the conveyance of property for Cuyahoga County, Ohio, effective September 1998.
Lake County Conveyance Standards – Conveyance Standards for Lake County Ohio, effective December 6, 2000.
Geauga County Conveyance Standards – Geauga County Conveyance Standards, effective September 5, 2000. This site provides a copy of the standards in a pdf format.
Survey Information
Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys – 1999 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys as adopted by the American Land Title Association, the American Congress on Surveying & Mapping and the National Society of Professional Surveyors.
A Guide to Describing Real Property – This site provides conversion tables for chains and rods to feet, guides for metes and bounds descriptions, monumentation and other issues that arise in describing real property.
Form Documents
HUD Forms – This site provides a wide variety of HUD forms, including Lead Paint – Disclosure Addendum to Purchase Contract and FHA forms.
Fannie Mae Documents This site provides form Fannie Mae Mortgage Documents for single family residential transactions.
Property Information
Medina County Real Property Tax Information Access the Medina County Auditor’s property records to obtain current ownership information and real property tax information. This site allows you to search by owner, address or parcel number.
Hamilton County – Search for Hamilton County property information by Owner, Parcel ID or Address.
Lake County Auditor’s Information  – Search for property information provided by the Lake County Auditor’s Office.
Lake County Recorder’s Document Records – Search the document records of the Lake County Recorder’s Office.
Summit County Auditor’s Property Information – Property information provided by the Summit County Auditor’s Office.
Summit County Tax Maps – Tax Maps and Real Property Tax Information provided by the Summit County Auditor’s Office.
County By County Auditor’s Property Information – Property information provided by the Summit County Auditor’s Office.