About Margaret M. Robinson

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Margaret M. Robinson has created 7 entries.

Cold weather price gouging alert

We are facing some extreme cold conditions in our area and consumers are vulnerable to weather related price gouging, sadly. The NY Attorney General’s office has a website for consumer complaints of “sudden price increases of essential goods and services (like water, ice, food, generators, batteries, flashlights, lodging, home repair materials and services, and […]

By |January 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cold weather price gouging alert|

Office Closed

The office is closed today, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 due to the winter storm.  While you may fax, email or call, please be patient as there may be delays in communications.  Your patience is appreciated.

Changes to New York STAR program

Changes are coming to the STAR program in 2018

Changes to the STAR program agreed to in compromise negotiations in April 2016 between Gov. Cuomo and the legislature mean that beginning in the year 2018, new homeowners will no longer get the STAR rebate as a reduction on their school tax bill.

Instead, homeowners can apply for STAR on […]

Document delivery and drop offs update

Abstracts of title and other documents update:

Should you need to drop off an abstract of title or other documents at a time when the office is not staffed, the office has a one-way mail slot for your convenience. Your delivery is secure and will be received and reviewed as soon as possible.

New Office location

On January 18, 2016 the Law Office of Margaret M. Robinson will be relocating. The new office is still in the heart of downtown Cortland, and is across the street from my present location.

Please make a note of the new contact information and use the following beginning on Monday, January 18, 2016 to reach […]

Title Insurance Agents must now be licensed through the New York State Insurance Department

Margaret M. Robinson is a licensed Title Insurance Agent as required by New York law, and Examining Counsel for Stewart Title Insurance. Title insurance premiums are regulated by the State of New York and can be viewed in the Title Insurance Rate Service Association manual, and other resources online.

You can review the complete license requirement […]

New mortgage lending disclosures August 1, 2015

Beginning August 1, 2015 the HUD-1 Settlement Statement will become history. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has replaced this form that dates back to 1964 with the new “Closing Disclosure” and the new law will impose strict deadlines for disclosure prior to closing. Moreover, lenders will be subject to strict fines for failure to […]