Market Updates

June 12, 2018

5 Common Property Title Problems

5 Common Property Title Problems, Buying a Home

Have you ever wondered why you need title insurance? Your home might be new to you, but every ...

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June 12, 2018

Types of Title Insurance Policies

Types of Title Insurance Policies

When you are ready to close your transaction and buy your new home, you will notice that there are two types of title insurance policies. This is because the home buying process typically involves buying both a loan policy and an owner's policy of ...

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June 10, 2018

Home Buying Process for First Time Home Buyers

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May 29, 2018

Maximize Profits From Your Rental Property

A third of the nation's households rent their residences, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Report, and that number rises as high as two-thirds in large metropolitan areas, such as New York and Los Angeles.

Rental Property Profit

Given the steady demand for rental housing, it's no wonder that individuals ...

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May 29, 2018

Home Selling: Which Fixes Are Worth It to Lure Buyers?

If ...

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July 31, 2017

Curious About Local Real Estate?

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Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood ...

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June 12, 2012

10 Steps to Buying a Home - Part 2

10 Steps to Buying a Home - Part 2

Part of the First American New Home buyer Education Series You made an offer on a home and the seller has accepted. Congratulations! While it might feel like a big part of the homebuying process is behind you, there are still some ...

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June 12, 2012

10 Steps Buying a Home

10 Steps Buying a Home - Part 1

Part of the First American New Home buyer Education Series

Buying a home is an exciting time, and it's easy to get caught up in the details of swimming pools, hard-wood floors or granite counter tops. But the home-buying process can also ...

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June 12, 2011

Understanding the HUD-1 Settlement Statement

Understanding the HUD-1 Settlement Statement

When it's time to finalize your home purchase, a settlement agent will prepare a HUD-1 Settlement Statement. This standard form lists the various costs involved in your real estate transaction and tells you who is responsible for paying each. In short, it's a ...

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June 12, 2010

Property Title Search Process, Buying a Home

An in-depth title search is generally comprised of a thorough examination of public records. This can be difficult because, depending on the jurisdiction, liens and judgments on a property may be filed ...

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