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Covering the Basics of the Escrow Process

May 10, 2017

Learn the basics of escrow.

Escrow is a service that provides the public with a means of protection in the handling of funds and documents. Commonly used for real estate dealings, escrow is a neutral third party that helps one person transfer funds to another. In essence, escrow allows the buyer and seller to transact business with each other through another party, minimizing risk of loss.

How is it created?

An escrow is created when money and/or documents are deposited by two or more persons with a third party that are then to be delivered upon the happening of certain conditions. This ‘third party’ is the escrow agent or escrow holder. The funds are kept safe and secure until the mutual instructions are met. read more

What You Should Know About Quiet Title Law in California

May 2, 2017

An action to quiet title is a lawsuit brought in a court having jurisdiction over property disputes, in order to establish a party’s title to real property, or personal property having a title, and thus ‘quiet’ any challenges or claims to the title. The purpose of a quiet title action is to establish title against the adverse claims. For what you need to know about quiet title law in California, read on.

Jurisdiction

A quiet title action must be brought in the superior court of the county in which the real property is located. The court will then have complete power to determine title issues.

Requirements
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Learn more about the legwork that goes into the title search. With over ten complete steps, securing title insurance is necessary to protect your investment.

What Happens During a Title Search?

April 27, 2017

Learn more about the legwork that goes into the title search. With over ten complete steps, securing title insurance is necessary to protect your investment.

Be aware of the common obstacles that people face when dealing with titles. Read on for more information and advice.

Common Title Obstacles (and How to Overcome Them)

April 20, 2017

Be aware of the common obstacles that people face when dealing with titles. Read on for more information and advice.

Learn why you should secure a living trust for your financial future. It provides more flexibility, control, and privacy than a will.

The Basics of a Living Trust

April 19, 2017

Learn why you should secure a living trust for your financial future. It provides more flexibility, control, and privacy than a will.