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Should you rent or buy? Tue, Feb 26, 2013 Here’s some pros and cons to help you decide whether to rent or buy. For many, homeownership is the American dream, and it is one of the most important steps many people will take in their lifetime. If you are not sure whether to buy or rent,... Read More

First Time Home Buyer? Mon, Feb 25, 2013 Buying a home for the first time can be overwhelming. It’s important to have knowledgeable professionals by your side to guide you through the process. Be sure to contact a REALTOR®, mortgage lender, and an experienced title company early i... Read More

5 Things NOT to do During the Closing Process Tue, Feb 12, 2013 Finally find the house of your dreams . . . and your offer was accepted? Here are a few things to avoid during the contract to closing process. As always, if you have legal questions, please contact your attorney. Don’t change your marital s... Read More

Checklist for a Successful Closing Day Sat, Feb 02, 2013 Whether you are purchasing a home or selling a house, knowing what to expect and being prepared at the “closing” can help eliminate stress and result in a pleasant experience. We understand how important this transaction is to you, and we... Read More

Title Insurance Policy Surcharge Update Fri, Jan 25, 2013 The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) announced that the collection of the new title insurance policy assessment of twenty-eight cents ($0.28) has been delayed until May 6, 2013. You may recall last year that the OIR ordered the assessmen... Read More

Key Provisions of ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Impacting Real Estate Thu, Jan 10, 2013 With Congress passing and President Obama signing into law H.R. 8 (American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012) to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff,” you may be interested in several provisions of the legislation that impacts housing.
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Title Insurance Tips to Protect Your Investment Mon, Dec 17, 2012 Buying, selling or refinancing and looking to save some money? Here’s some tips to help you get the most value and protect your investment. Ask if you qualify for a reissue premium, which could help you save money on your title insurance. No... Read More

Short Sale Tax Exemption Expires December 31 Fri, Dec 14, 2012 Among the many changes we can expect in the New Year, the expiration of the current tax break for short sales on December 31 will impact us first as people rush to complete any short sales or restructurings currently in the pipeline. As you may reca... Read More

Shelley Stewart Appointed to National Insurance Committees Wed, Nov 28, 2012 (DAYTONA BEACH, FL – November 26, 2012) – As a result of her active involvement in federal, state, and local issues impacting the real estate industry, Shelley Stewart, president of Southern Title Holding Company and past president o... Read More

Southern Title offers reduced cost mortgage title insurance product Thu, Nov 22, 2012 One of Southern Title’s underwriters has been approved to offer a lower cost title insurance policy specifically designed for loan modifications. Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty announced the OIR has granted the requests made by se... Read More

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