If you’re close to closing on your new home, then a big congratulations to you! Buying a home is a big investment and you’re almost there. If you are curious about what to expect, we’ve got some answers for you. Here’s everything you need to know to be prepared going into the closing process.Continue reading “Preparing for Closing – What You Need to Know”
Buying a home is one of the biggest investments most people will make in their lifetimes. Protecting your home with title insurance is a small investment by comparison, but it can save you big in the long run. We insure our health, our lives, our cars, our homes, our businesses and our belongings. Most insurance policies protect you from things that will happen in the future, but title insurance works differently. This insurance protects you from things that happened under previous ownership of the property that don’t come to light until you own the property. We will break down why we believe title insurance is always worth the cost, because like most insurances, when you need it you really need it.Continue reading “Is Title Insurance Worth the Cost?”
One of the most common problems that pops up after you purchase a property is an easement. Sometimes easements are discovered during a title search, and other times there is no written record of the easement at all. Even if there is no paper trail of an easement, it could still be legally binding and may cause issues with the enjoyment of your property. Learn all about easements so you understand the potential issue they can cause with your title.Continue reading “All About Easements”
Real estate has a lot of symbiotic relationships. As a settlement and title services company, we succeed when our real estate agents succeed, and vice versa. By providing the tools and the know-how, we work with our real estate agents to help them get business. We use multiple avenues to generate leads for your business so that we can succeed together. Here at Ratified Title Group, we go above and beyond to help our agents achieve their goals. Here are some of the ways that we work with real estate agents.Continue reading “Helping Real Estate Agents Succeed – How We Do It”
In order to purchase or sell a home, the title on that home must be clear. This means that nobody has a claim on the property except the seller.
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Most title issues are discovered during the settlement process, but some may not arise until after you’ve gone to closing. If a title issue is discovered during the settlement process, it will hold up the sale until it’s resolved. If the problem arises after closing, that’s when title insurance comes in handy to help resolve the issue. Here are some of the more common title issues you can come across.
Buying or selling a house should come with a dictionary. You have so many new terms thrown at you, and you want to fully understand what’s going on in potentially one of the biggest investments you may make in your lifetime. For example, let’s take a look at titles. What are they and why are they so important?
If you’re purchasing a new home or selling your home, you will go through the settlement process to complete the transaction. This transaction has a lot of moving parts, but don’t be alarmed. Here are the steps to settlement so you know just what to expect.
When you close on a property, the title transfers from one owner to another, and everyone lives happily ever after. That’s the ideal scenario with a title, but it’s not always the case. That’s why title insurance is a good investment. Read on to find out what it is and why you need it.
If you’re in the market for real estate settlement services for residential or commercial properties, or perhaps you need to refinance, Ratified Title Group is here for you. If you’re an agent looking for a settlement company who partners with you for every transaction, makes the closing process as smooth as silk and treats your customers like family, we’re here for you too.