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My Title Blog: Real Estate Closing Terms Explained

clock June 6, 2013 11:22 by author MyTitleDirect
We have defined many of the words that are involved in the real estate and closing transactions when purchasing or refinancing a property.




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Title Consumer Series: Why Lenders Require Title Insurance When Refinancing Your Home Part II

clock June 5, 2013 11:23 by author MyTitleDirect
This is a continuation of the Why Lenders Require Title Insurance When Refinancing Your Home Part I article that talked about why lenders require a title insurance policy during a refinance. We also spoke about why you would pay another premium for a lenders insurance policy if you already purchased one, why lenders typically require a lenders title Insurance policy, and about the life term of a lenders title insurance policy.


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Title Consumer Series: Why Lenders Require Title Insurance When Refinancing Your Home Part I

clock June 4, 2013 06:23 by author MyTitleDirect
With rates dropping through the floor, many people have been motivated to refinance their homes. The lower rate may save them a tremendous amount of money throughout the life of the loan, but the refinancer should also expect to pay the lender all of the typical closing costs that are normally tied to any new loan. This includes service fees, points, title insurance protection (otherwise known as title insurance policies) and other expenses.


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Buying Real Estate Property When Title is Vested by More Than One Person

clock May 28, 2013 05:50 by author MyTitleDirect
It is very important that you don’t rush into naming ownership, as this is a very important part of your life and of how to manage your investment in buying Real Property.












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Title Consumer Series: Common Ways of Holding Title

clock May 24, 2013 08:55 by author MyTitleDirect
This important question is one that real property purchasers ask their real estate, escrow and title insurance professionals every day. Unfortunately, these professionals may identify the many methods of owning property, but they may not recommend a specific form of ownership, as doing so would constitute practicing law and that’s against the law.






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What services am I actually paying for in closing costs?

clock May 22, 2013 06:23 by author MyTitleDirect
Many people also ask if they can use personal checks to pay for closing fees. Most title insurance companies do not accept personal checks greater than an amount of $250, because it is too much of a risk.























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