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MERS Reduces Its Role In Mortgages

MERS has come under a lot of criticism the past two years as banks have foreclosed on tens of thousands of homes when the exact ownership of those homes is not clear. Who owns a mortgage after it has been … Continue reading

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The MERS Corporation Claims To Hold Titles To Half Of America’s Mortgages

The New York Times Sunday profiles this fascinating corporation. MERS stands for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems. Public mortgage documents used to logged in longhand down at the county records office. They provided a clear indication of homeownership. Now the system … Continue reading

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