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How to Optimize Your Zillow Page

Guide to Using Zillow for Realtors and Homeowners People do business with those they know, like, and trust. The Internet has provided an amazing opportunity to gain more exposure and establish opportunities to be known, liked, and trusted. Zillow is an excellent site to help build...

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How TRID Affects Mortgage Lenders

Lenders Look Out for New TRID Changes in Closing Process How does new TRID affect the closing process for mortgage lenders? While it may have been put off by several months, the new TILA-RESPA integrated disclosures (TRID) rules are coming. The largest changes to the current...

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What Every Realtor Should Know About TRID

New Changes to TRID May Increase Close Time for Realtors What changes can realtors expect with TRID? Unless you’ve been out of the country for an extended period of time, you’ve probably heard about the industry-changing TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule Implementation (TRID) going into effect on...

How to Optimize Your Trulia Page

How to Optimize Your Trulia Page

Think of Trulia as an administrative assistant who never sleeps. She’s out there fielding questions about your listings when buyers are available, even if you aren’t. But if you don’t give her the information she needs to do her job, you’re not maximizing your marketing...

What is TRID

What is TRID?

TRID, or TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure, also known as the “Know Before You Owe” rule will change how mortgages are done through altering the loan forms and practices. Originally slated to go into effect August 1, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has pushed the date...

Why a Title Commitment is Important to Your Closing

Why a Title Commitment is Important to Your Closing

If you’re the buyer in a real estate transaction, you’ll receive a copy of the title commitment before closing and have several days to review it. Here’s why that document is so important and what it means to your property. What is a Title Commitment? A title...

What is a Title Policy Endorsement

What is a Title Policy Endorsement?

Title insurance protects your property against loss when faced with unknown defects in your title. Title agents add endorsements to the policy to tailor it to the buyer’s and lender’s needs. Title policy endorsements are not used in the same context as what people are...

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How to Fix Title Defects

Defective titles are disheartening to all parties involved in a real estate transaction, but they’re not the end of the world. Fixing them may be a possibility. Here’s what you can expect from your title agent. What is a Defective Title? A defective title in real estate...