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How to avoid escrow fraud
Escrow Fraud

How to avoid escrow fraud

Imagine you’re in the last few stages of closing on the purchase of a home or property. You’ve negotiated an agreed upon price, opened escrow, completed inspections, secured title insurance, and now you’re ready to transfer the closing funds into your escrow account. For some buyers, this can be hundreds of thousands, if not millions […]
Closing with a clean title
Clean title paperwork

Closing with a clean title

Buying or selling a home is a complicated process that involves many different factors and players. Once the buyer and seller agree on price, escrow opens, and the closing process begins. One of the key elements of a successful closing is a clean title. A clean title shows that the owner has full legal right […]
The Dodd-Frank Act’s Impact on the Title Insurance Industry
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The Dodd-Frank Act’s Impact on the Title Insurance Industry

On July 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into federal law as a response to the financial crisis of 2008. The purpose of the act was to place steeper regulations on the financial industry and boost the government’s control over major financial institutions. Of course, this […]
Why Does My Title Insurance Company Need to Send Encrypted Emails?
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Why Does My Title Insurance Company Need to Send Encrypted Emails?

  If you’ve done business with Landmark Title Assurance Agency before, you may have noticed the following message: “We encrypt all emails that contain personal information. Encrypted emails from me or my team will come from McAfee. You may access the encrypted email online using your personal login credentials. When you receive the first email, […]
Title Insurance

Why Have Title Insurance?

When purchasing a house or property, most buyers don’t know why they must enlist a title company. The simple reason is that, when they purchase a property, they are actually buying the title. Title, which is essentially recognition of ownership, gives the owner the right to hold and use the property. Sometimes unbeknownst to the […]