Radon Mitigation: An Overview

Radon Mitigation: An Overview

There are many things that home inspectors will check for. One of those things is often radon levels. After all, the purpose of a home inspection is to identify problems with a property prior to the purchase. Therefore, a radon test should be a part of any...
Why You Need a Land Survey

Why You Need a Land Survey

When it comes to title insurance and searching through the property’s title, there is a simple concept that is frequently overlooked: where is the property. That may be a humorous thought—why would you purchase a property if you didn’t know where it...
What Does Joint Tenancy Mean?

What Does Joint Tenancy Mean?

When it comes to ownership in real estate, there are three basic ways for individuals to own a property: sole ownership, jointly with others, and as tenants in common. The type of ownership determines the rights of the individuals named on the deed to sell or will...
Title Commitments, What You Need to Know.

Title Commitments, What You Need to Know.

With so many documents to be completed in real estate, it is not surprising how confusing and even overwhelming the process can be. One of the many documents a new homeowner needs to know about is a title commitment. What is a title commitment and what’s...
8 Common Title Defects

8 Common Title Defects

Among the top reasons to buy title insurance is the peace of mind it provides when it comes to clearing title defects, but what are title defects and what are some of the most common ones? Let’s find out:   Check Out Our Easy to Follow Buying & Selling...
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...