Well, what else would you do if the volume of your business is down; and if the pricing scale for your product is tied to real estate sales prices , and the stockholders are upset that the dividends are being cut? Raise the rates!
Chicago Title announced their annual fee increases a bit early this year. (This is the second increase in just five months). The new fees go into effect January 2.
Watch for the rest of the still viable title companies to follow suit soon.
Compare title rates on my web site, here.