PA Title Insurance Blog

18
Aug 2011
Real Estate Transaction: Hire a Independent Title Insurance Company

When purchasing a home in Pennsylvania it is vital that you work with a title insurance provider who knows PA and will be ...

11
Aug 2011
Refinancing in Pennsylvania: Title Insurance and Closing Costs

Unless you have been in a coma over the last several months you understand that mortgage rates are historically low.  We have been ...

14
Jul 2011
HUD Revises Settlement Statement Rules with a few amendments

There were clarifying amendments made July 11th, 2011 to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) sections involving “changed circumstances” and the “GFE ...

12
Jul 2011
Pennsylvania Title Insurance Endorsement 301

A home buyer shows up to the walk through the morning of settlement to find the next door neighbor lingering around waiting for ...

11
Jul 2011
Enforcement Coming? Via the CFPB

It seems to be well known that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) intends to be fully operational and hit the ground running ...

06
Jul 2011
Investors Commonly Misunderstand Cap Rates

In our day to day business we deal with many apartment owners, multi family investors, single family rehabbers and even some commercial office ...

01
Jul 2011
Private Transfer Fees Now Prohibited In Pennsylvania

Over the last 2 years there has been a strong push across the country to ban private transfer fees and finally this week ...

27
May 2011
More Bad Data: A Big Drop In Home Sales

And the news is bleak once again.  Home re-sales dropped a record 27.2% to an annual rate of 3.83 million in July, the ...

22
May 2011
Switching Real Estate Offices – What Question Every Real Estate Agent Should Ask

People change locations and jump ship in their work places all the time. Real estate agents are no exception. It seems there are ...

21
May 2011
A Shift in Risk Retention or a Further Shift Down for Real Estate?

Anyone have any thoughts on the 20% down payment rule?  Are things not bad enough?  Historically low interest rates and a 30% cut ...