HB 447: Open and Expired Permits

HB 447: Open and expired permits HB 447 allows local governments to close a permit six years after issuance, as long as no apparent safety hazards exist. It also prevents local governments from penalizing property owners for an open permit applied

Wiring Instructions – Fraud Is On The Rise Again

PROTECT YOU AND YOUR CLIENT: WIRE FRAUD IS ON THE RISE Tips to help protect yourself as well as the clients you value: If you receive an email purportedly from a title agency/escrow officer requesting wiring instructions or with wiring

7 Important Things to Remember to Make Your Closing Smooth

Closing on a house can be a stressful situation in the best of circumstances, but there’s no reason to add that to your list of worries. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, one of the best pieces of

How to Market Your For-Sale-by-Owner Property

It’s not magic, even though, at times, selling a property may seem like it. You can indeed market and sell your for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) property with the self-assurance of a seasoned professional. It happens every day from coast to coast in

Best Practices for Lenders & the Closing Process

Lenders are, clearly, an integral part of the closing process. So much so, that the difference between a competent and confident one can often be the difference between a finalized sale and a transaction that falls through. As for buyers,

Realtors®: Do You Know How to Master Closings?

The role of Realtors® in closings is complex and critical. To become a master of closings, one must first understand the missions and goals that come along with such a lofty title. So much of what goes into being a

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