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Title Insurance: Do You Know What You’re Paying For?

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Can a homebuyer or mortgage refinancer actually pay too much buying title insurance? Isn’t title insurance all the same no matter who’s providing it? Won’t my attorney/mortgage banker be looking out for my best interests? The answers to those questions are a qualified yes, no and hopefully so! With the Spring buying season now upon us and […]

Title Insurance: 5 Things Every Homebuyer And Mortgage Refinancer Should Know!

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Typically a homebuyer will let their attorney take the lead when it comes to the title insurance portion of a purchase transaction! Similarly those refinancing a mortgage will do the same with their lending institution. And while that is certainly all well and good think about this…In any purchase that a consumer makes (particularly expensive and important […]

Appraisers Vs. Homeowners: A Perennial Push And Pull!

Today there is a real possibility that when the appraiser of a home comes back with a value, it may not match the expectations of the homeowner! This contrasts with the old days, or more precisely the go-go years pre-financial crisis, when appraisers, homeowners, homebuyers and mortgage companies seemingly worked in concert resulting in a homes value […]

Do’s And Don’ts: Telling A Client Bad News!

While there’s nothing better than telling a client great news, conversely, the bad news contact can be one that’s extremely difficult to initiate! As a result, sometimes we are tempted to take the easy way out! In residential real estate, some examples of the disappointing news that may have to be conveyed includes… The sellers rejected the offer […]

Top 20 Most Visited Real Estate Websites!

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So many real estate websites and so little time! How does the consumer along with the companies involved with the buying, selling and marketing of real estate on a daily basis know the key websites that they should likely be visiting or potentially advertising on? In the world of the internet the key metric for […]