Why You Need Title Insurance

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To protect possibly the most important investment you’ll ever make – the investment in your home. With a title insurance policy, you as owner, have an indemnity contract that will reimburse you for loss in the event someone asserts a claim against your property that is covered by the policy. How can there be a title defect if the title …

Four Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Short Sale

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A lot of attention is given to the seller side of a short sale transaction, and rightfully so. The bulk of the complexities involved in a short sale take place on the listing side. The correspondence with the lender in order to obtain approval is the driving force of the transaction.  But, selling agents and buyers should be equipped prior …

Real Estate Settlements Explained

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To help fix the problem of “delayed disbursements” in a real estate transaction, the VA code was amended in 1980 to require settlement agents to disburse funds within two days of closing. While there is more to this “Wet Settlement Act” than just disbursement, it helped pave the way to Virginia attorneys and title companies conduct settlements, recordings and disbursements. …