The Difference Between a Deed and a Title

March 15, 2020

Many homebuyers and sellers are overwhelmed not only by the process of buying and selling a home, but also by the terms and legal jargon involved. From escrows and encroachments to deeds, titles, and adverse possession, it’s easy to be confused. Title Partners of South Florida serves Broward County, Miami-Dade County, and Palm Beach County…

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What Role Do Title Companies Play At a Document Signing?

After the loan is approved, the title company works with all parties to coordinate the closing day and time. Numerous papers will need to be signed and notarized. This is where the role of a notary closing agent becomes necessary. Usually 80-125 pages of paperwork are generated by the lender and prepared for the loan…

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State and Federal Tax Benefits for Homeowners

Deciding to purchase a home is a major life decision. Homeownership comes with a great deal of financial responsibility, and although you may have to spend a significant amount of money maintaining it, there are several ways that you can get money back through the filing of taxes. This is a summary of what is…

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The Dangers of Choosing the Wrong Florida Title Company

The Dangers of Choosing the Wrong Florida Title Company If you’re in the market for a new house in Florida, you have a number of different duties that you must perform to complete the process. While some of the duties, like picking out the right neighborhood or school district can have a major impact on…

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How Does A Title Agency Help Get My Mortgage to Closing?

How does a title agency help? There are many reasons for buying or selling a home without the assistance of a realtor, but one service provider you can’t complete a “for sale by owner” transaction without is the title agency. Using a title agency not only ensures that your closing goes smoothly, it also safeguards…

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Why are split closings never a good idea?

A closing already has many different parties involved: buyers, sellers, buyer’s agent, seller’s agent, loan officer. But two title companies? For a closing in the south florida area, it just doesn’t make sense to complicate the transaction further by adding a superfluous second company.   Superfluous ? Yes, that’s right, because the “seller’s title company”…

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What Will Rehabbing That House Really Cost You?

The cost of rehabbing a house Are you interested in rehabbing a newly purchased property? Or perhaps you are looking to rehab your personal residence? Either way, the cost of rehabbing a house is determined by many factors including the cost of labor, insurance, tax, permits, materials and many other hidden costs. To estimate the…

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Should You Target a Foreclosure Property When Purchasing Real Estate?

Purchasing a foreclosure Purchasing a foreclosed home can be an excellent way to purchase a good property for less than market value and see an instant return on your investment. Sometimes, however, the process of buying a foreclosed home takes a lot of time and the house may need extensive repairs. Foreclosures can be a…

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Renters: Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

Whether to rent or to buy the place in which you live is a major decision. It doesn’t just affect how much money you have left at the end of the month; it also affects your lifestyle and the size of the savings you accumulate over the years. Every day, people buy homes when financially…

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Why a Neglected Plot Survey Could Kill a Sale

Failing to update an old plot survey could cause big trouble for the sale of your home, writes the Washington Post – Here. The article notes that a frequent question posed to the paper’s Where We Live blog has to do with why sellers need to update their property survey before a sale. The paper…

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Should You Hire A Title Company When Buying Property Directly From An Owner?

The Importance Of Hiring A Title Company Most real estate transactions are completed with the assistance of a title company. The buyer and/or seller will normally hire a title company to help move the transaction along smoothly and provide title insurance. A title company works as a third-party in the real estate transaction, handling most…

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