Seattle Title & Escrow

Creative financing

Creative financing Creative financing: You’ve heard of it, and, as a seller, the idea sounds pretty attractive. But, do you know everything you need to know about carrying back a second; essentially, about becom...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Seattle Title & Escrow

Title Insurance When Refinancing Your Loan

Title Insurance When Refinancing Your Loan Lower interest rates have motivated you to refinance your home loan. The lower rate may save you a tremendous amount of money over the life of the loan, but you should also e...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Seattle Title & Escrow

Title Insurance Requirements for Insuring Trusts

Title Insurance Requirements for Insuring Trusts In today’s world of busy probate courts and exorbitant death taxes, the living trust has become a common manner of holding title to real property. The following m...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Seattle Title & Escrow

Statements of Information

Statements of Information What’s in a name? When a title company seeks to uncover matters affecting title to real property, the answer is, “Quite a bit.” Statements of Information provide title compa...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Seattle Title & Escrow

Required Reporting to the I.R.S.

Required Reporting to the I.R.S. Sellers of real property will have certain information regarding the sale reported to the Internal Revenue Service. This required reporting is a consequence of the Tax Reform Act of 19...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Seattle Title & Escrow

Understanding Preliminary Reports

Understanding Preliminary Reports After months of searching, you’ve finally found it — your perfect dream home. But is it perfect? Will you be purchasing more than just a beautiful home? Will you also be a...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Seattle Title & Escrow

Title Insurance – Where Does Your Dollar Go?

Title Insurance – Where Does Your Dollar Go? Title Insurance: As a homebuyer, the term is probably familiar — but is it understood? What is your dollar actually paying for when you purchase a title policy?...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Seattle Title & Escrow

Why Do You Need Title Insurance?

Why Do You Need Title Insurance? It’s a term we hear and see frequently — we see reference to it in the Sunday real estate section, in advertisements and in conversations with real estate brokers. If you&#...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Seattle Title & Escrow

Understanding Title Insurance

Understanding Title Insurance What is title insurance? Newspapers refer to it in the weekly real estate sections and you hear about it in conversations with real estate brokers. If you’ve purchased a home you ma...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Seattle Title & Escrow

Closing and Title Costs

Closing and Title Costs It’s the big day. The day you go to the title or escrow company, sign your name on the dotted line, hand over a check and prepare to take ownership of your new home. It’s also the d...
Posted by: Linda Bagley
Categories: Seattle Title & Escrow