Should you get title insurance?

We all want to save a few bucks, especially when buying a house. There are so many expenses that come from closing a sale. One of them is title insurance. Do you need title insurance? Is it worth it? Title... READ MORE

What does a closing agent do?

Mortgage loan closings are considered one of the most stressful times for homeowners. But, if the process is handled by a knowledgeable professional, the stress can be minimized. The mortgage loan closing process is managed by a settlement agent who... READ MORE

Don’t break the property chain!

A chain is only as strong as the weakest link. When you buy a new property, you’re just another link in the chain of a long line of owners. Each previous owner has left their mark on the chain. Some... READ MORE

Before buying a new home, check out what’s around it

You and your significant other have decided to take the plunge and go from living in an apartment for years to hunting for a home. You both have good jobs, no kids yet and you want to take a leap... READ MORE

Is your property protected from adverse possession?

Have you ever heard of squatter’s rights? The legal term for that is adverse possession. If you have neglected part of your property and someone else has begun to live on it or use it, they may be entitled to... READ MORE

What is your title commitment?

You know that you need title insurance but before you close your deal you get your title commitment. What is your title commitment? Is it part of your title insurance? Don’t worry we have all the answers to your questions.... READ MORE

Before closing, make sure you’re getting what you want

A recent survey of 1,000 first-time homeowners showed the biggest regret in their big purchase was buying a property that was too small for their needs. It’s a lesson every potential buyer should heed regardless of whether you’ve purchased a... READ MORE

How well do you know your real estate agent?

Choosing the right real estate agent can be just as hard as choosing the right house. How do you know that you’ve found the right person to help you? You don’t want to just choose your friend’s cousin’s brother’s wife... READ MORE

Don’t outfit your home before you buy it

One big mistake home buyers can make is making large purchases just before they close on a real estate deal. When you buy a new home, you’re excited to decorate with nice new things and some of them can be... READ MORE

Dealing with property after a death

Death can strike at any time. With all the emotions and difficulties that can come when a loved one passes away, the last thing you probably want to think about is property. However, it’s important to make sure that property... READ MORE