Three Key Real Estate Trends for 2020

Three Key Real Estate Trends for 2020

The housing game doesn’t sleep, not for a second. Just when you think you know what’s happening in real estate, something comes along that changes the game completely. 2019 was that way and 2020 looks to be the same, carrying with it trends and shifts to...
Important Indiana Property Tax Notice

Important Indiana Property Tax Notice

2019 is quickly coming to a close. Metropolitan Title wants to give Indiana homeowners the information they need to best prepare for State Property Taxes. We know how important the timing for these notices are to you. Here is what you need know to keep you and your...
Selling Your Home During the Holiday Season

Selling Your Home During the Holiday Season

There is something inherently cozy about the holidays, isn’t there? Whether you’re singing about being at home on your chosen holiday or watching a movie about a red nosed reindeer who saves the day, there is a certain sentimentality when it comes to your...
Scott Catanzarite: Doing Good in His Community

Scott Catanzarite: Doing Good in His Community

Scott Catanzarite has been a Branch Manager at Metropolitan Title Company for the past 5 years. When he’s not delighting Hoosiers with the best home-buying process in the state, Scott has a passion for helping people in need. This week, Scott is taking part in...
Simple Steps to Avoid Falling Victim to Wire Fraud

Simple Steps to Avoid Falling Victim to Wire Fraud

The FBI says that criminals are becoming better at committing malicious wire fraud schemes and that the frequency of these cyberattacks is on the rise. Fraudsters have also become more sophisticated: emails with proper grammar and email signatures as well as non-email...
About  the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure or TRID

About  the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure or TRID

TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure, or TRID, is a 2015 rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which was designed to replace HUD-1 and Good Faith Estimate disclosures. It is a combination of two acts: the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate...
5 Terms Every Home Buyer Should Know

5 Terms Every Home Buyer Should Know

The world of homebuying is not an easy one with all the vernacular to learn and potential landmines that one is sure to encounter. How can homebuyers make the best financial decisions for themselves if they don’t know what they’re agreeing to in the...
What You Need to Know About Real Estate Escrow

What You Need to Know About Real Estate Escrow

What is Real Estate Escrow? Escrow, in real estate, comes down to your house and your money being in limbo. Essentially, a third party holds and regulates payment of the funds required for two parties involved in a given transaction. It helps make transactions more...
The Ins and Outs of the Good Funds Law

The Ins and Outs of the Good Funds Law

Good funds laws are meant to ensure that money funding real estate purchases and refinancing transactions is secure for disbursement at the time of closing. This protects all parties from finding they have unfunded mortgages at closing. Good funds laws came into being...
Be Aware of LLC Identity Theft

Be Aware of LLC Identity Theft

Though there are many benefits to creating an LLC to manage your properties, this can open you up to LLC Identity Theft. Creating an LLC for your properties is a good way to limit your liabilities, keep your properties separate from each other, enjoy pass-through...