7 Reasons Your Commercial Property Needs Title Insurance

by: tim_eckert

July 27, 2018 / Categories: Commercial Real Estate, Realtor

7 Reasons Your Commercial Property Needs Title Insurance Title insurance protects the insured against covered title defects affecting the insured property. When you buy commercial property, you expect to enjoy important property rights as part of your investment. For example, you likely expect to be able to rent or lease the property, to be free from debts or obligations not created or agreed to by you, and

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5 Things Not To Do During the Closing Process

by: tim_eckert

July 23, 2018 / Categories: Realtor, Residential

              We understand that by keeping you informed and helping you prepare for the closing day, the more likely you will have a stressfree closing experience. Our courteous and professional staff is proactive in their communication and works diligently to ensure the orderly and efficient transfer of real estate…and we do it with a level of service and friendliness

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What Is Escrow?

by: tim_eckert

July 12, 2018 / Categories: Realtor, Residential

What is Escrow? Escrow is a term that describes the neutral third-party handling of funds, documents, and tasks specific to the closing (or settlement, as it is also known), as outlined on the real estate purchase agreement or sales contract. The purpose of escrow is to facilitate the transaction by managing the disbursement of funds. KEY PLAYERS In accordance with local custom, the buyer or

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Why New Homes Need Title Protection

by: tim_eckert

July 12, 2018 / Categories: Builders, Realtor, Residential

                Title insurance is recommended for a newly constructed home even though the home itself has no title history. Because your new home was built on unimproved land, there may have been many prior owners of the property and with those prior ownerships comes the uncertainty of a clear chain of title. Additionally, obligations to contractors who worked

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News Brief – July 2018

by: tim_eckert

July 09, 2018 / Categories: Builders, Commercial Real Estate, Residential

              The Landmark Abstract News Brief is a roundup of noteworthy articles from both the residential and commercial title business. The July News Brief contains articles on arrests of hackers, scammers targeting home buyers by posing as brokers, “Building Culture,” Notarial Law and e-closings and much more! News Brief – July 2018