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Unrecorded Liens 101

There are several issues that can affect the title to real property. Unrecorded liens are just one potential cause for trouble. Here’s how to find them. Examples of Unrecorded Liens Here are a few examples that you should look out for: Outstanding charges from the city for various services, such as snow removal, grass/weed cutting, or boarding up of abandoned property. Code violations, such as missing railings. It is easy for ordinance violations to go undetected, and some fees can…

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The Difference Between Home Warranty and Home Insurance

When purchasing a new home, it’s important to do in-depth research on all facets of the homebuying process. One thing you’ll need to understand is how to best protect yourself and your investment if anything were to go wrong. Check out the information on home insurance versus home warranty below to educate yourself on your options. Home Insurance Homeowners insurance pays for any accidental damages and loss that are caused by fire, lightning strikes, windstorms, and hail, however, damage from…

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Common Closing Costs to Prepare For

If you’re planning to sell your home, take note that buyers aren’t the only ones who have to pay closing costs. Sellers also need to shoulder a variety of closing costs, and it’s something you need to factor into the sale price since most of it will be deducted from the profit on your home. While closing costs for sellers can differ due to variations in local tax laws and other requirements, you can expect to pay anywhere from 8%…

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Best Practices for Preventing Real Estate Wire Fraud

Electronic communications such as email, text messages and social media messaging, are neither secure nor confidential. While Whipple Title Agency, LLC has adopted policies and procedures to aid in avoiding fraud, even the best security protections can still be bypassed by unauthorized parties. We will never send you any electronic communication with instructions to transfer funds or to provide nonpublic personal information, such as credit card or debit numbers or bank account and/or routing numbers. According to the Federal Bureau…

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6 Bizarre Real Estate State Laws

When it comes to laws in the United States, every state is different, especially when it comes to real estate and property management. But there are also real estate laws that are nothing short of bizarre or just downright weird and humorous. If you’re looking to move to any of these cities or states, this might help you know some fun facts and trivia about your potential new neighborhood. Here are some of them: Want some privacy in your yard?…

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5 Tips for a Smooth Closing

As you approach closing, the pinnacle of your home buying journey, you want nothing to go wrong. You must know what to expect and do some legwork to help make it go as smoothly as possible. Here are several things you can do to prevent potential problems and close the deal with fewer hiccups: 1. Read as much paperwork in advance. Last-minute delays at real estate closings are often caused by problems with paperwork.  You are making the biggest purchase…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Escrow

What is escrow and how does it work? At some point in a real estate transaction, you will encounter the word “escrow.” If you’re the buyer and you make an offer on a home you like, you’ll provide an earnest money deposit in the form of a check that will be placed in this escrow. But what does it really mean? That earnest money deposit will not go directly to the seller but will be held by a neutral third…

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