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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...

We had a great time at our first build day with Giveback Homes in Inglewood. Giveback Homes was founded with the goal of bringing a new giving model to the world of real estate. We are the first escrow company to partner with GBHs in the country...

For the third consecutive year, Pango Group, American Trust Escrow's parent company, has been recognized as one of the best companies to work for in Los Angeles. The Best Places To Work in Los Angeles list, launched ten years ago by The Los Angeles Business...