October News Brief We are here to bring you the latest news in real estate industry, so for your October News Brief we are not just ONLY bring you news, but we have a few treats for you, too, so be sure to read to the end! This is not the entire news brief. Read it in its entirety here. Residential News News Brief Feature

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It’s hard to believe today is the first day of August! We went to share some of the news of what’s going on around the title industry. Below, we have some highlights for you to start with. To download this month’s complete brief, please click here to grab the PDF. Highlights Generation Gap: How Americans’ Preferred Housing Styles Vary By Age from the MRreport HUD

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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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Is Title Insurance Necessary During a Refinance? Is title insurance needed to refinance your mortgage? That’s a good question. Homeowners want to refinance their mortgage for different reasons. For example, people want to take advantage of a lower interest rate, eliminate Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) or to cash out a portion of their home’s equity. Be sure! Title insurance is still needed for refinancing. No

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