PA Title Insurance Blog

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 ...

01
Mar 2011
What Is Title Insurance?

From our experience, title insurance is like most other insurances - you hardly ever need to use it, but when you do it ...

20
Jan 2011
Obtaining Mechanics Lien Coverage for New Construction in Pennsylvania

This is long overdue.  It seems I get a call or email weekly about a proposed Pennsylvania purchaser looking to buy a New ...

17
Jan 2010
The Foreclosure Mess As It Relates to Title Insurance

Is it just me or is the US Foreclosure mess just out of control? It is now January 2011 and the stimulus has all ...