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  • Closing Time: 6 Steps Every Homebuyer Should Expect
    February 9, 2017
    Your long home-buying journey is almost over. You found the home you love, the seller agreed to your offer and now it’s time for closing. Of course, there’s a lot to think about right now, and the last thing you want is something­ to go wrong. So make sure you work with an experienced closing ...
  • The Cost of Title Insurance is Worth the Investment
    January 26, 2017
    Whenever there’s an article in the news about title insurance, all too frequently there is criticism about the cost. This perception occurs because there are fewer claims with title insurance compared to other forms of insurance. The higher percentage of claims an insurance company pays should not be equated with the value and cost of ...
  • 3 Things Consumers Should Consider When Shopping for a Title Company
    November 26, 2016
    Purchasing a home is the single largest investment most consumers make in their lifetime. The American Land Title Association reminds consumers of the three most important things to consider when shopping for a title company. 1. The cost for title insurance varies across the United States and homebuyers need to make certain they have proper protection ...
  • Title Insurance Provides Needed Protection When Refinancing Mortgages
    January 27, 2016
    Title insurance is essential to protect homeowners and lenders against any problems affecting the title to a home. Whether a consumer is purchasing a new or existing home, or refinancing, title insurance provides an underwriting service to mortgage lenders to ensure the borrower has clear ownership rights to the property, free and clear of any ...
  • Honest Abe Lost His Home—Twice
    February 26, 2015
    Abraham Lincoln was born in a one-room cabin in Kentucky. His father paid $200 for the cabin and 300 acres. It wasn’t much, but it was home. However, the Lincolns didn’t have the right papers and someone else had a better claim to the land. At the age of three, Abe’s family packed up and moved. ...