Importance of Owner’s Title Insurance

Importance of Owner’s Title Insurance

There was once a young man who was relocating to the Washington, DC area. He had found the perfect home to start his new life in the nation’s capital. He came to terms with the seller, but, as a recent graduate with student loan debts, he decided to save some...
Important Update to Indiana’s Document Recording Requirements

Important Update to Indiana’s Document Recording Requirements

You might have heard there has been a bill passed in the Indiana Senate that as of July 1st, 2020 the state of Indiana will require BOTH a notarized signature of a grantor AND a notarized signature of a witness for all documents to be recorded. Please see below for a...
Meet RON, the Remote Online Notary

Meet RON, the Remote Online Notary

In the not-so-distant past, if you asked if you could notarize for a signer who was not in the immediate geographic area, the answer would’ve been a resounding no. However, with improvements in telecommunication technology, Indiana now allows authorized Notaries...
What to Expect When You Close at Metropolitan Title

What to Expect When You Close at Metropolitan Title

The last step in the homebuying journey comes when the buyer arrives at the closing office. Recently, though, the homebuying journey has changed significantly on all sides of the deal and our closing model needed to be amended. In our efforts to keep both homebuyers...
Seller’s Responsibilities at Closing

Seller’s Responsibilities at Closing

With real estate transactions, we often think from the perspective of the homes’ new owner, but for every buyer, there must be a seller. That’s why we’re devoting this post to all the home sellers out there who need to know what they’re responsible...
Closing Disclosures: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Closing Disclosures: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Closing on a new house is an exciting but anxiety-inducing process. There is no shortage of documents and paperwork that must be completed in order to get you into the home of your dreams. One piece of documentation that must be completed is known as a closing...
What are Mortgage Points and What is Their Role in Homebuying?

What are Mortgage Points and What is Their Role in Homebuying?

Homebuying is an almost universally feared process riddled with intricacies. Mortgage rates may fluctuate and change over time, so how can the homebuyer save money on their mortgage? This is an important question that every potential homebuyer should want to know the...
What is the Cash Closing Process?

What is the Cash Closing Process?

Paying cash for a home is not a new trend in the homebuying and real estate market. Depending on the actions of the market, paying cash at closing can be a real boon to both buyer and seller. For the buyer, being able to pay in cash can strengthen negotiating...
Homebuying Timeline

Homebuying Timeline

The homebuying process can certainly be an intimidating one. Seeing as your home represents your greatest financial commitment, undoubtedly, you want to make sure you go about the buying process in the best way possible. There is a delicate balance, though, when it...
What is an Escrow Account?

What is an Escrow Account?

If you frequent websites focused on homebuying, real estate markets, and other related topics, you’re likely familiar with the word “escrow,” but you may not know what that really means. Well, luckily for you, one of our past blog posts tackled that...