News & Announcements

Metro Chicago Apartment Summit

Greater Illinois Title Company-Lead Sponsor for the Metro-Chicago Apartment Summit

The 2014 Metro-Chicago Apartment Summit is being held on Thursday,  March 6th from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the historical landmark building, Germania Place. A panel of experts will discuss the current state of the market and financing options.  A managing assets panel will identify standards and amenities expected by today’s tenants. The Metro-Chicago Apartment Summit […]

CAR Commercial Forum

GIT- Program Sponsor of CAR Commercial Forum

Over one hundred commercial real estate professionals participated in round table discussions ranging from financing options, regulatory matters and zoning issues at the CAR Commercial Forum. A networking reception followed the meeting. Greeting the CAR Commercial Forum guests were GIT’ s Bob Dickinson, Sara Hulsebus and Alyssa Schmiege.

SouthWest Suburban Home Builders Association

Southwest Suburban Home Builders Association Elects GIT Honorary Life Time Director

GIT Congratulates Steve Peca! The SouthWest Suburban Home Builders Association (SSHBA) has elected Stephen G. Peca of Greater Illinois Title Co. to be an Honorary Life Time Director. Steve has been a member of the SSHBA since 1973. He is currently an Executive Officer on the Southwest Suburban Home Builders Association Board of Directors as Secretary and has […]

Rae Torbik

GIT’s Rae Torbik Appointed to Housing Authority

Rae Torbik, Regional Account Manager with Greater Illinois Title Company was appointed to a three-year term to serve on the Board of Directors of the Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County (IL). AHCLC is a non-profit agency that increases and preserves affordable housing opportunities throughout Lake County. Its programs help residents buy, improve and save their homes from […]

The New Era in Closings: CFPB Publishes Final Rule on Mortgage Disclosures

By: Gregory M. Kosin, President, Greater Illinois Title Company   The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its long awaited regulations last month that will change the way consumers shop for and close on residential real estate transactions. The new regulation combines disclosures required under the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures […]

Housing Market Index Bodes Well for the Home Building Industry

After being struck by the 2008-09 recession, the home building industry seems to be clawing its way back to success, and investors in the right companies could do well  in the coming years. When the the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index climbs above 50, homebuilders begin to expect better times ahead. So […]

Holiday Season

Holiday Wishes From GIT

In the true spirit of the Holidays, we would like to express to you our sincere thanks and appreciation for your business. We appreciate everything you do for Greater Illinois Title and we are very grateful for your loyalty to the company. We are very fortunate to live in a country that allows us to […]

GIT Employees - Lee National Denim Day

GIT – Lee National Denim Day

Today is Denim Day, one of the largest single-day fundraisers for breast cancer in the USA. Since its inception in 1996, Lee National Denim Day has raised over $80 million for the fight against breast cancer. Following the charity’s simple philosophy, “one day, one cause, one cure,” all of GIT employees were encouraged to wear […]

Chicago Title Industry Update – September 2012

The title industry is benefitting these days from the record low mortgage interest rates as many rush to take advantage of new historical lows. Although about one third of parties applying for a new loan are not approved due to credit or appraisal issues, many are taking advantage of locking into shorter term loans including […]