Tag: Title and Escrow

What are Title Searches?

Title searches are investigations conducted during the property conveyancing process to examine the history and legal status of a property’s title. They involve reviewing public records, such as land registries and property documents, to gather information about the property’s ownership, any encumbrances or restrictions, and potential issues that may affect the title. During a title search, a conveyancer […]

Buying or Selling in a Trust

Are you selling your current home that is titled in your Trust? Or perhaps you are buying a new home and would like to title the home in your Trust. If either of these apply to you there are a few things you should expect to have readily available for your title company.  First, you […]

Don’t Derail Your Closing

Closing day is an exciting day for Buyers, Sellers, Realtors, Lenders, and Escrow Agents alike. A new chapter begins for the Buyers, and another chapter closes for the Seller. Realtors, Lenders and Escrow Agents get to watch all of this unfold and keep their Buyers and Sellers happy. Most of the time, closing day usually […]

Why are Certified Funds Required?

Certified funds are just that. They are certified to be good, guaranteed, valid, and non-revocable.  Here are some of the different types of certified funds: Cashier’s Check Bank money order Wire Simply put, once a cashier’s check or bank money order is issued by a bank, it cannot be recalled or cancelled by the bank.  […]

What is Title Insurance?

Simply put, title insurance is a way to protect yourself from financial loss and related legal expenses in the event there is a defect in the ownership of your new home. Title insurance differs from other types of insurance in that it focuses on risk prevention, rather than risk assumption. With title insurance, title examiners review […]

Protecting Yourself From Wire Fraud

Imagine saving for years to buy a home. After a long search, you find the perfect property, make an offer and it’s accepted. As closing day draws near, you receive an urgent email from someone who purports to be your closing agent/attorney. You open an attachment to see the address of the home, the name […]