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November/December 2000 - Volume 79, Number 6

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Features

 
Cover Story: Cara Detring Takes the Helm at ALTA®
by Ellen Schweppe
Cara Detring, ALTA®'s first woman president, takes over at a critical time for the industry as consolidation and technology change the way title companies do business. Get to know Cara and her plans for ALTA® for the coming year.
Running Your Business
Preparing for Sexual Harassment Claims

by Hunter Lott
This subject has received a lot of press lately, and title companies need to be prepared to avoid lawsuits. Will your company pass the Sex Audit?
Technology Corner
Translating the Real Estate Process to the Internet

by David T. Pietsch, Jr.
For real estate professionals, the implications of the Internet are immediate. Learn how one company created an Internet strategy and electronic transaction platform to help customers remain ahead of the curve.
Inside the Industry
Making Strategic Alliances Work

by Michael Hick
Business partnerships are a lot like marriages - their success or failure has to do with a series of rules and principles. Is your alliance set for failure or prepared for success? Learn the seven rules for successful alliances.
Issue Focus
Mark-ups, Splits, Unearned Fees: How Far Does RESPA 8(b) Extend?

by Sheldon Hochberg
There are many questions surrounding what is included in RESPA Section 8. The author explains what the statute and HUD say on the issue and how the courts have interpreted and applied Section 8 in various contexts.
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