All About Home Warranties

All About Home Warranties

If you’re a homeowner, at some point, you’re going to have to deal with repairs, either to an appliance such as your refrigerator or dishwasher, or to your plumbing or HVAC system. If you’ve just bought a brand new home, you probably won’t have to worry about any major repairs anytime soon, but if you’ve bought an older home, you may want to consider a home warranty.

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Unforgettable Closing Gifts to Give Your Clients

Unforgettable Closing Gifts to Give Your Clients

You’ve finally got your client to closing. Everyone has signed on all of the dotted lines and the new homeowners now have keys in hand. You’ll want to make sure their experience with you ends on a high note, and a good way to do that is with a closing gift. Here are some ideas and tips for giving the perfect closing gift.

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Buying or Selling a Home During the Holidays

Buying or Selling a Home During the Holidays

The holidays are an unusually busy time of the year. There are gifts to buy and wrap, decorating to be done, parties to throw and family to visit. You may have decided that you just don’t want to deal with trying to sell your home or purchase a home on top of everything else. While there are some drawbacks to buying or selling a home this time a year, there are advantages as well.  

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The Players in the Closing Game

The Players in the Closing Game

The day you close on your new home is undoubtedly a big day. It’s the final step in a seemingly long process to become a homeowner. Once an offer has been made and accepted, there are quite a few people involved to get you to that day when you will finally have the keys in hand.

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How To Prevent Your Pending Home Sale From Falling Through

How To Prevent Your Pending Home Sale From Falling Through

You’ve spent hours researching homes online and viewing properties, and you’ve finally found the perfect home, or you’ve spent thousands of dollars fixing up your house to get it ready to sell and held multiple open houses. Finally, an offer has been made and accepted. Time to celebrate, right? Not so fast. Several things can and do go wrong between the time the offer is accepted and closing. 

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Digital Marketing for Real Estate Agents

Digital Marketing for Real Estate Agents

Consumers are doing most everything from their computers and devices these days, so for any modern business, having a strong online presence is key. But that is no longer enough. With 84% of real estate businesses now doing business online, your company needs a strong digital marketing strategy to stand out from the rest. This year’s real estate marketing trends provide insight on how to do just that.

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Residential Settlement Services

Residential Settlement Services

One of our services at Ratified Title is residential settlements. Closing on a home can sometimes be a bumpy ride. We work hard on our end to make it as smooth as possible for our customers and their agents.

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Form Changes You Need to Know About

We stay up-to-speed on all the latest information in the real estate world. As of July 1, 2019, there have been changes to several different forms you will encounter as you write contracts. Here is a rundown of the changes.

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Wire Fraud Schemes – How to Keep Your Money Safe

Wire Fraud Schemes – How to Keep Your Money Safe

Cybercriminals are sneaky and opportunistic. A real-estate transaction gives them the opportunity to make a big score with minimal effort. When you’re completing a real-estate transaction, you may be targeted by cybercriminals who are after your money. Here’s how to recognize the scheme and avoid it.

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All About Underwriters

If you’re waiting to go to closing, you may have heard that your loan is with the underwriters. If you’re not familiar with the term, it might sound like your paperwork went to a secret society that lives underground and calculate your loan qualifications on mythical scrolls. Who are these mysterious underwriters, and what is their role in getting your mortgage? We’re here to break it down for you and tell you who the underwriters are and what they do for your home loan.

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