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Spring is officially upon us! Besides blooming flowers and gorgeous weather, we often also associate this time of year with spring-cleaning.   But, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Creating a simple annual maintenance checklist to properly care for your home can prevent potential issues from...

The Foreign Investment in Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) is a certificate of non-foreign status. FIRPTA addresses the disposition of U.S. real property interest by a foreign person. Section 1445 of the Internal Revenue Code requires that all transferees (buyers) of real property owned by a foreign...

We get asked this question a lot: "What is the difference between title and escrow?" We've created this educational infographic to help people understand, click on the image for a larger view! Contact your escrow officer if you have any questions! ...

The language of escrow and the real estate transaction doesn't need to be a stumbling block; once you know the terms, these words become what they are meant to be - valuable tools to help smooth the road to a successful transaction. Contingency This is a clause...

On July 26, 2016, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN"), a bureau of the United States Department of Treasury, issued a Geographical Targeting Order ("GTO") requiring title insurers, their subsidiaries and agents, to report certain information in connection with the purchase of 1-4 unit residential...