We get it:  real estate settlements can be scary!  All the papers, all the signing, the amount of money exchanging hands, oh, and let's not forget all of the terrifying language in the mortgage alone!

First off, Landmark Abstract is here to help take the mystery out of your settlement.  We hold settlements all the time, and we guide you through every step of the process.

Your Biggest Questions Answered

To start, we have a lot of great blog posts about settlements!  We have everything from what to expect during yours to what documents to make sure you bring along.  We want to help YOU be prepared for what is a big step in your life.

Settlement Information for Realtors

Next, realtors, we didn't forget you. We have articles to help you prepare you yourself and your clients for the big day.

Downloadable Resources

Hey, did we mention we have downloadable resources about settlements that you can check out?  We absolutely do.  Oh, and realtors?  Print some out to hand out to your clients to read before it's showtime.


Still, when it's all said and done, you are probably coming out with a shiny new deed that says the house is yours!  See, that wasn't so bad, wasn't it?

Lastly, we recognize that a real estate settlement can be intimidating for the reasons we stated in the first paragraph, as well as many other.  Trust your realtor and the settlement agent.  You also have some awesome reading material right here to help you prepare.  Good luck! You got this.

Documents You Need For Settlement

by: Jennifer Dixon

August 25, 2022 / Categories: Residential, Settlements

What do you need to have?! You need to know which documents you need for settlement BEFORE the big day comes, right? We have a handy list here that you will probably need, both for buyers and sellers. Still, be sure to check with your settlement agent or attorney to see what you will need. We have two lists of documents that are POTENTIALLY needed

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What is a Title Commitment?

by: Jennifer Dixon

July 10, 2019 / Categories: Settlements

A title commitment is prepared prior to issuing a policy of title insurance that shows the ownership of a specific parcel of land. It includes the liens and encumbrances which will not be covered under a subsequent title insurance policy. The commitment lists, in advance of purchase, title defects, liens and encumbrances which are likely excluded from coverage. This is as if the requested title

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10 Things To Know About Your Closing

by: Jennifer Dixon

November 14, 2018 / Categories: Settlements

10 Things To Know About Your Closing The search may have been long, but you’ve finally found the home of your dreams. You love its style, floor plan, and views. Additionally, the neighborhood is great! You’ve also done the hard work of reaching an understanding with the seller on price, signed a purchase agreement, and made an earnest money deposit. The home inspection went well,

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Avoid Closing Delays

by: Jennifer Dixon

September 04, 2018 / Categories: Settlements

Purchasing a home can be a rewarding experience! But, there may be delays in the closing. Avoid closing delays with our tips. Keep in mind, situations can be avoided, too! Closing procedures vary from state to state. Therefore, having an understanding of what you need at closing will help your settlement process go as smoothly. Lender Requirements Your lender may require additional documentation or inspections

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Things To Avoid During The Closing Process

by: Jennifer Dixon

July 23, 2018 / Categories: Settlements

Let’s Get Started! We understand that by keeping you informed and helping you prepare for the closing day, the more likely you will have a stress-free 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 that is hard to

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