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Networking Tips for Real Estate Professionals

Building your ecosystem as a real estate professional is vitally important to your success. Word-of-mouth referrals are one of the most powerful tools at your disposal, whether you’re an agent, an attorney, or a closing officer.  Since the pandemic, the ways in which people are able to meet and forge relationships have changed dramatically.  … Read More

Why a Quick Closing Time Is More Important Than Ever

A successful closing has many moving parts, and the process can take up to two months, with the current average sitting at 49 days for conventional mortgages.  However, in today’s volatile market, sellers are dealing with an avalanche of offers, and many are going through a stressful homebuying experience while trying to sell. Some … Read More

What First Time Buyers Need to Know About Closing

Becoming a homeowner is an exciting and exhilarating time, but the whole “closing” process can sound overwhelming if you don’t know what to expect. There are a lot of moving parts to successfully closing on your new home, and a competent real estate team makes all the difference when it comes to everything going … Read More

What Are the Factors That Affect the Cost of My Title Insurance Policy?

The real estate industry is rife with lingo and terms you might be unfamiliar with, especially if you’re buying a home for the first time. Closing costs, earnest money, title insurance — what are these fees, how much will they set you back, and how are they determined? Simply put, almost every element of … Read More

How Does Inflation Affect My Title Insurance Policy

Like taxes and commercials, unfortunately, inflation is just a fact of life. But what effect, if any, does it have on your title insurance policy as a homeowner? The answer depends on several factors. Let’s take a closer look at how the current situation is impacting the real estate market — and what you … Read More

Six Things NOT to Do When Closing on Your Home

The home buying journey is an exhilarating experience in anyone’s life, and it all culminates in the closing process. While closing on your new house is relatively straightforward and hopefully, everything goes according to plan, there are several things that you should definitely not do during this time.  You might think that there’s no … Read More

What is a Tenant Improvement Escrow & How Can a Title Co Help?

If you’re thinking about purchasing commercial rental property as an investment, then you need to be informed about tenant improvements and the best way to handle them.  Real estate transactions, especially commercial deals, have layers of complexity that demand a specific type of expertise. You’ll want a highly skilled title company on your side … Read More

Do You Need Title Insurance When Buying Land?

When making a major purchase, it’s always smart to guard your investment and mitigate risk. During the homebuying process, title insurance protects you, as the buyer, from financial loss, massive headaches, and potential legal expenses during and after the real estate transaction.  But do you need to bother with it if you’re just buying … Read More

What is Wire Fraud?

Warning! Crafty criminals are utilizing the latest technology and other tricks to wreak havoc on a global scale, so it’s more important than ever to take steps to protect yourself. Hackers can cause all sorts of headaches in their quest to steal your hard-earned money, especially during the home-buying process. In this ongoing digital … Read More

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