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I read this blog when it was first posted.  The information and advise was sound then, it's even more so now as we see more and more short sales and foreclosures in the title chain.  The subject of Home Owner's Title Insurance always comes up in purchase transactions in which I am involved. For m...
05/11/2012
  Appealing your real estate tax assessment is something that all Maryland homeowners should be thinking of as we near the beginning of another new tax year. For those who have or will be purchasing and closing on Maryland real estate within the next month it is possible that the tax assessment ...
05/11/2012
QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK WHEN INTERVIEWING TITLE AGENTS by The Preferred Title Group, Inc. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 2:38pm ·   It would never occur to you to enter into an agreement with a Realtor to list your home for sale or to represent you in the purchase of a home without conducting an...
05/09/2012
I LOVE THIS TABLE.  I am getting ready to purchase it as replacement for my existing table.  It is sleek and modern and it has plenty of seating to accomodate my family, BUT,  it does not have the memories that have been made over the years on our old farmhouse table. Our kitchen table has serve...
02/07/2012
First American Title Insurance Company has recently announced a new "product" of insurance specifically targeting lenders who are partipating in the HARP 2.0 refinance program. From the January 3, 2012 Press Release issued by First American: First American's Quick Start HARP solution supports the...
01/13/2012
I came across a petition the other day posted at myTitleIns.com.  This petition hits the nail on the head as it relates to the need for consumers to be better educated and better protected when selecting title and settlement service providers. This petition reveals many of the issues surrounding ...
01/09/2012
Meet Skyler Blue, a/k/a Big Blue Bird.  Skyler is my sweet 15 year old Blue and Gold Macaw and he is very bright.  He has a vast vocabulary and he has learned to mimic many things that I say to him.  He calls for his Mommy, he says help me, cookie, cracker, ouch, and about 30 other words and phr...
01/06/2012
When a buyer or seller is presented with a standard contract of sale that contract can now far exceed more than 40 pages.  Among those pages is often found a page titled "Affiliated Business Arrangement Disclosure Statement" It is not at all uncommon for the Realtor to present the contract of sal...
01/03/2012
I work with many great companies who provide invaluable services to me.  But for some reason many of these companies just don't understand the business other than to know that their product makes our lives a little bit easier and we are a good target market for them. What gives rise to this parti...
08/30/2011
I am a PROFESSIONAL TITLE AGENT! But, I spend my days playing detective! Today, I am trying to solve the mystery surrounding a missing link in the chain of title.  While I am a very good detective, having spent the better part of the last 25 years doing just this type thing every day, I am becom...
08/03/2011
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