Marital Status

Title Tip – Marital Interest There are a couple of areas of Marital Status that we encounter frequent confusion over.  Be aware of the following when dealing with your customers. Often we will see a property that has been deeded to one person – and that...

Fraud – An Ongoing Problem – Title Tip

Title Tip – FRAUD – an ongoing problem FRAUD is something we have always had to deal with, but it is a continually moving target.  It seems like “the bad guys” are always creating new ways to cheat someone out of their money – and it is a...

Contract for Deed – Title Tip

Title Tip – Contract for Deed When conventional financing is not an option, buyers and sellers often use a Contract for Deed sale as an alternative.  Although the concept of a Contract for Deed is fairly well understood, it is important that the buyers and...

The Value of a Land Survey – Title Tip

Title Tip – The Value of a Survey Title insurance is used to insure (or guarantee) that you have clear title or good title to your property.  Whether your description is “Lot 7, Block 2, Pine Tree acres” or something that looks more complicated such...

Home Closing 101 – Title Tip

Title Tip – Home Closing 101 There is a great resource out there regarding the closing process that you should be aware of.  It covers much of the information that a typical buyer or seller might wonder about.  And, like just about everything else these days,...