Quick Hit :: Wire Fraud Red Flags :: Watch For These

  • Kindly. If an email asks you to "Kindly" wire funds, look out!! More than likely, this email originated off-shore.

  • RUSH!! If an email says you need to hurry and send the wire ahead of schedule due to the holiday season, verify the instructions. Most title companies have been around for a while and know how to handle things during the holiday season.

  • HURRY! Provide Confirmation The Wire Was Sent :: If you're asked to wire funds and immediately send confirmation the wire was sent, LOOK OUT! This is a fraudster asking you to alert them funds are available to withdraw.

  • Do not reply to an email or call the number on the wiring instructions. If the ...
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Hey there, fellow readers! Today, we're diving into the intriguing world of real estate and all the little snags that come with it—title issues. If you've ever bought or sold a house, you know just how critical a clean title is to a smooth transaction. But what exactly are title issues, and how can we untangle this knotty subject? Let's break it down!

The Basics: What’s a Title, Anyway?

Imagine a title as a certificate of ownership for a property, a bit like the title to a car. It signifies who owns the property and if there are any liens or encumbrances attached. In simpler terms, it's proof that you indeed own that house you love.

The "Clean" vs. "Clouded" Titles

Alright, let's sta...

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Navigating Real Estate Easements: Your Guide to Property Rights

So, you're on the hunt for your dream property, and you've come across the term "easement." What does it mean, and how does it affect your real estate purchase? Let's dive into the world of real estate easements in this post.

Understanding Easements

First things first, what is an easement? Well, think of it as a sort of "right of way" or permission granted by a property owner to someone else to use a portion of their land for a specific purpose. It's like lending your neighbor your lawnmower but for land.

Types of Easements

Easements come in various flavors, but here are a few common types:

  1. Utility Easements: These are perhaps the mos...

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Title surveys are an essential aspect of the real estate industry, serving as a critical tool in property transactions. They provide valuable information about a property's boundaries, easements, encroachments, and other significant details. However, not every real estate transaction requires a survey. In this post, we'll explore when a survey is necessary in real estate title matters.

Title Surveys: Unveiling the Boundaries

Imagine you're in the process of buying or selling a piece of real estate, whether it's a house, commercial property, or vacant land. You've heard about title surveys but wonder if you really need one. Let's break it down.

**1. Understanding Title Surveys

Firstly, let's cla...

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Navigating the Murky Waters: Understanding Wetlands and Real Estate Title

Welcome back, dear readers! Today, we're delving into a topic that often gets overlooked in the realm of real estate – wetlands. Wetlands are remarkable ecosystems that provide a multitude of ecological benefits, but they can also pose unique challenges when it comes to buying or selling property. In this conversational blog post, we'll explore what wetlands are, why they matter, and how they can impact your real estate title.

Understanding Wetlands

First things first, what exactly are wetlands? Wetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and the associated plant and animal life....

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Security is always top of mind in our industry. We remain vigilant and do as much as possible to mitigate risks, but nevertheless, risk remains.

We have posted some red flags/what to look for as well as sample phishing emails. Feel free to print these and retain as reference material.

Some of these scams are sophisticated and difficult to spot. Please take a moment to view the screen shots below. Education and recognizing suspicious communications is everyone's responsibility.


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