What’s an Easement (And Why Should You Care)?

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:13+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Categories: Real Estate Closings, Real Estate Tips|Tags: , , , |

If you own a home, chances are good that your property has an easement. It’s land you may not be able to use for whatever you’d like – but it’s technically yours and you’re still paying property taxes on it. So what does that mean for you? What’s the Legal Definition of an Easement? An easement [...]

Top Celebrity Homes of 2015

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:13+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Celebrity real estate is always fascinating – if only for the fact that we like to see the posh luxury in which our favorite stars live. While there are dozens of magazines and e-zines covering celebrity lifestyles, the real test is how many views celebrity homes get through giant real estate listing companies such as Zillow… [...]

Save Yourself the Trouble: 3 Home-Buying Nightmares You Can Avoid

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:13+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Categories: Real Estate Tips, Title & Escrow FAQ|Tags: , , , |

Experts can tell you that title insurance is a must-have, whether you’re purchasing your first home or your tenth. If you’ve seen what a mortgage company in Texas is doing to homeowners or you simply know that several things could go wrong without title insurance, you know it’s important. However, even the most experienced buyers sometimes [...]

Realtors – Why Your Clients Need Owner’s Title Insurance

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:13+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Categories: Closing with Confidence, Real Estate Closings, Real Estate Tips, Title & Escrow FAQ|Tags: , |

As a Realtor®, you take your commitment to your clients seriously. You know that what’s in their best interests is in your best interests – and that includes educating them about owner’s title insurance. How Realtors Can Explain Owner’s Title Insurance to Clients Homebuyers often misunderstand owner’s title insurance, but it’s essential that they’re made aware [...]

Owner’s Title Insurance vs. Lender’s Title Insurance

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:13+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Categories: Closing with Confidence, Real Estate Closings, Real Estate Tips, Title & Escrow FAQ|Tags: , |

If you’re buying a home, you’ve probably heard the term “title insurance” used here and there. But did you know there are two types of insurance – and that only one of them protects you, the buyer? Owner’s Title Insurance vs. Lender’s Title Insurance Your lender may have required you to purchase lender’s title insurance; it’s [...]

One in Five Homeowners Loses Sleep – And Here’s Why

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:13+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Categories: Closing with Confidence, Real Estate Tips, Title & Escrow FAQ|Tags: , |

Buying a home is an exciting process, whether it’s your first or your fifth… but it can also be a little nerve-wracking. In fact, even people who have already made it through the process and are nicely settled into their new homes can end up fretting over things that keep them up at night – especially [...]

Explaining Title Insurance to Buyers

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:15+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Real Estate Closings, Real Estate Tips, Title & Escrow FAQ|Tags: , |

As a Realtor®, you know your buyers need title insurance. However, for many buyers – particularly first-time buyers – it’s a bit of a surprise. Your clients depend on you to provide them with all the information they need to make the right choices, so how do you explain title insurance to people who have never [...]

What Could Go Wrong without Title Insurance

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:15+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Categories: Real Estate Closings, Title & Escrow FAQ|Tags: , , , |

If you’re like most people, you’re using a mortgage loan to purchase your home. Because your mortgage lender has a significant interest in your home’s value, they’re sure to do a title search as part of the underwriting process. If your lender has researched the title and found no problems, why do you need title insurance? [...]

3 Things to Ask Your Title Insurance Agent

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:15+00:00 October 29th, 2015|Categories: Closing with Confidence, Real Estate Closings, Real Estate Tips|Tags: , |

Buying a home is often stressful, so ensuring you have a good title insurance policy – and a clear title – means you have fewer “what-ifs” to worry about when it comes to the security of your ownership of your new home. As a homebuyer, you have the right to choose your title insurance company. So [...]

5 Must-Ask Questions for Your Title Insurance Agent

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:15+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Categories: Title & Escrow FAQ|Tags: , |

Title insurance protects you from financial losses if there are arguments about the rights to ownership of your property. It’s an essential part of every real estate transaction – and that’s precisely why you need to make sure that you are working with a title insurance agent who is willing to work hard for you.   [...]