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What Is Real Estate Transaction Tax? Understanding Your Tax Obligations

Caitlin RuttenJune 21, 20210 comments
A number of tax laws may apply to a real estate transaction. This isn't surprising, considering that a real estate purchase is the single biggest tran...
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How Are Mortgage Interest Rates Determined?

Caitlin RuttenJune 4, 20210 comments
Like most things in this world, mortgages are not always what they seem to be on the surface — instead of being a straightforward loan so that you can...
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Is Homeowners Insurance Required, and What Does It Cover?

Caitlin RuttenMay 21, 20210 comments
Buying a house comes with some important requirements, from proof of income to money for closing costs. But is homeowners insurance required, or is th...
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Title Industry Trends

Caitlin RuttenMay 7, 20210 comments
The past few years have turned most industries on their head, and the title industry is no exception. So if you’re thinking about buying a home soon, ...
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Title Insurance Premiums: Clarifying a Common Misconception

Caitlin RuttenApril 15, 20210 comments
During your search for the perfect home, you’ve likely realized all houses are not created equal. Some are much larger than others and some have bette...
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How to Prepare for Home Buying Season

Christina ChanApril 6, 20211 comment
While real estate has been a hot market year-round lately, things really heat up when home buying season rolls around. Technically, home buying season...
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How to Look Up Crime Rates: A Guide for Home Buyers

Christina ChanApril 2, 20210 comments
As you progress through the home buying process, there's one question that usually pops up in the midst of your search for where you're looking to liv...
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Opinion of Title in Real Estate: What You Need to Know

Caitlin RuttenMarch 25, 20210 comments
Wondering what the phrase "opinion of title" means when it comes to real estate? No need to worry. With all of those many different terms that come wi...
Home Insurance Shopping Tips: Four You Need to Know20210305152747

Home Insurance Shopping Tips: Four You Need to Know

Christina ChanMarch 5, 20212 comments
For so many of us buying a home, home insurance is yet another line to add to the (extremely costly) bill that comes with all the pleasures of homeown...
Mobile Home Title: 6 Things to Know20210223133356

Mobile Home Title: 6 Things to Know

Caitlin RuttenFebruary 23, 20212 comments
Whether you’re thinking about buying a mobile home or want to sell the one you currently have, you’ll need to understand what a mobile home title is f...