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Important Papers

I think most people know to organize important papers such as estate planning documents, life and health insurance policies, and car and boat titles. Of equal importance is the title insurance policy issued upon the purchase or refinance of your home or investment property.

Committed to granting clients peace of mind during the closing process

If doesn't matter whether you're a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned developer, the process of closing a real estate transaction is always inherently nerve-wracking. That's because it's more than just people's dreams for the future that are on the line, but also substantial investments of both time and money.

How much do you know about title insurance?

Anyone considering the purchase of a residential property knows that they will need to protect their interests by having an inspection performed prior to signing on the dotted line. While this is absolutely true, it isn't the only thing prospective buyers will want to consider doing to help ensure the protection of their best interests.

Do you know enough about purchasing a home? - II

Previously, we discussed how one of the more thrilling times in a person's life is when they are finally able to start looking for a new home. We also discussed, however, how many first-time homebuyers can go on to find the whole process of purchasing a home baffling and even a bit daunting.

Do you know enough about purchasing a home?

One of the more exciting times in a person's life is when they finally come to the realization that they can start the process of looking for their first home. That's because it means that not only are the days of living in a cramped apartment or a parent's home coming to a close, but that a new chapter in life is about to begin.

Purchasing Real Estate? Be Aware of this Advanced Scam

Scammers are now targeting real estate purchasers with a new tactic. One of the latest Scam Alerts from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) highlighted a phishing scam for mortgage closing costs. This scam is more advanced than the standard email phishing scam because it requires that the scammers first hack into consumers' and real estate professionals' email accounts. The scammers then proceed to tell a legitimate purchaser that the wiring instructions have changed and provide the purchaser with "revised" wiring instructions. The wiring instructions provided by the scammers route the money to the scammer's account.  Any victim who falls for this will likely never see their money again.

Buying Another Home While Getting Divorced

For the average person, real estate transactions can be difficult to understandeven when in an ideal situation.  However, lately our firm has encountered several situations where a transaction has been complicated by a pending divorce. Assume you are divorcing your spouse and you want to purchase and live in another home while the divorce is pending. What, if anything, does your spouse need to sign so that you can buy your new home?

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