The Concepts of “Escrow” Explained!

The Concepts of “Escrow” Explained!

In the real estate industry, the term “escrow” can refer to two distinct concepts with each an important part of the property buying process. If you are involved in buying a home, know the difference between “being in escrow” for a real estate...
Understanding Title Insurance Policies: A Guide

Understanding Title Insurance Policies: A Guide

Title insurance protects homeowners and lenders from potential disputes over property ownership and title defects. When purchasing a home, obtaining title insurance can be a requirement for a seller and/or buyer but they rarely understand what kind of coverage they...
Understanding Key Terms in Title and Escrow

Understanding Key Terms in Title and Escrow

Did you see our social media posts about real estate industry jargon? Here’s a handy glossary – from A to Z- to help you understand some key terms: A – Abstract of Title An Abstract of Title is a detailed document that outlines the history of a...

Available in SHELTON! In-Person Clock Hour Courses-Register Today!

Mason County agents!  Need clock hours?  For your convenience we are offering two, in-person, 3 clock hour courses at our Land Title Company – Shelton office location (930 West Railroad Avenue). Both courses run 9:30am – 12:30pm. Click below and register...
Escrow and Loan Assumptions

Escrow and Loan Assumptions

Understanding the mechanics of loan assumptions and the role of escrow is crucial for home purchasers when navigating a transaction involving a conventional or VA loan assumption. A loan assumption occurs when a buyer takes over the seller’s existing mortgage...
Facilitating the Payoff of Utilities at Closing

Facilitating the Payoff of Utilities at Closing

A smooth property closing process is the goal for all parties involved and understanding how final utility payments are handled is important. In the State of Washington, unpaid utility charges can become liens on the property, rather than attaching to the owner of the...