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The Inspection Period Explained

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Within the Inspection Period defined per the Sales Contract, the buyer is entitled to purchase one or more written home inspection reports deemed necessary. While it is always important to monitor the deadline date of the Inspection Period, it is even more critical if the buyer is getting more than one inspection report. If the […]

What You Should Know About Liens

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During the financial collapse of 2008, many title insurance underwriters suffered loss because of mechanic’s lien claims. For this reason, title insurance underwriters tightened their guidelines regarding work performed to residential properties to prevent further loss. A lien claim is issued when work is performed on a property and the debt has not been resolved. […]

6 Selling Mistakes

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1. Don’t Sell Before The House Is Ready If it doesn’t present well, it won’t sell well. 2. Don’t Over-Improve People buy houses in neighborhoods. If yours is so “improved” that it sticks out you’re hurting your chances at selling. 3. Hire Wrong Make your agent choice for business reasons. Personal relationships matter, but experience […]

Title Insurance Questions and Answers

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Did you know that title insurance is the most effective, most accepted and least expensive way to protect property ownership rights? Because most consumers purchase title insurance only a handful of times in a lifetime, questions do arise when the time comes to purchase a property. What is Title? Title is your ownership right to […]

Errors In Public Records Can Affect Your Home’s Title

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Although the property you just purchased is new to you, it has a history, and sometimes, these histories can include unwanted baggage. During a real estate transaction’s closing process, a title search on the property is completed to determine whether there are title defects that can have an effect on the purchase. One common title […]