March News Brief

by: tim_eckert

March 07, 2019 / Categories: Commercial Real Estate, Realtor, Residential

March News Brief The Landmark Abstract News Brief is a roundup of noteworthy articles from both the residential and commercial title industry. The March News Brief features several different articles on both the commercial and residential real estate industry. Use the link below to review the March News Brief. News Brief – March 2019 Some of the articles contained within include: Are Closing Costs Tax Deductible Under

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Escrow Accounts and Closing Process

by: tim_eckert

February 13, 2019 / Categories: Realtor, Residential

Escrow Accounts and Closing Process A real estate contract may require the buyer to provide an earnest money deposit to show the seller their sincerity in purchasing a property. Generally, the funds are held in an escrow account established by a settlement/closing agent or attorney for the purpose of disbursing funds being held on behalf of others. Key Players In accordance with local custom, generally

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Overcoming Owner’s Policy Objections

by: tim_eckert

February 01, 2019 / Categories: Realtor, Residential

Overcoming Owner’s Policy Objections When the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) requirements went into effect, lenders began issuing a new Closing Disclosure to homebuyers. This new form lists the Owner’s Policy of title insurance as an “optional” purchase. While an owner’s title insurance policy has never been required, this “optional” language may spur questions regarding the value of title insurance. Below are some of the more

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February News Brief

by: tim_eckert

February 01, 2019 / Categories: Commercial Real Estate, Cybersecurity & Wire Fraud, Realtor, Residential

February News Brief The Landmark Abstract News Brief is a roundup of noteworthy articles from both the residential and commercial title industry. The February News Brief features several different articles on both the commercial and residential real estate industry. Use the link below to review the February News Brief. News Brief – February 2019 Some of the articles contained within include: The 4 Most Common Real Estate

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Title Search Process

by: tim_eckert

January 30, 2019 / Categories: Realtor, Residential

Title Search Process When you receive the keys to your new home, you may already have an idea about the work that goes into a successful closing. However, few new homeowners recognize the efforts involved in a title search and underwriting a title insurance policy – one part of your closing that can prove invaluable down the road. An in-depth title search is generally comprised of

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