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What is Email Encryption and Why is it Necessary? Wed, Jan 14, 2015 What is Email Encryption and Why Is It Necessary? Have you received an email from us that indicated it was “encrypted” and requested you to register and log in to receive protected emails from us in the process of buying, selling, or ref... Read More

Welcome to 2015 - the Year of the New Forms Tue, Jan 06, 2015 We are diligently preparing for significant changes to the real estate settlement process as certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform law of 2010 go into effect, including new Truth-in-Lending and RESPA Integrated Disclosure forms, and i... Read More

What's the $3.28 added to the closing statement? Sat, Jun 21, 2014 Title Insurance Policy Assessment/Surcharge – Implementation Extended The assessment/surcharge previously scheduled to commence on June 13, 2014 has been delayed again until September 2, 2014. Effective September 2, 2014, every title insurance... Read More

Southern Title Blue Ribbon Best Practices Thu, Feb 27, 2014 Southern Title is proud to operate under the guidelines of these Best Practices which illustrate our commitment to the integrity of every real estate closing of which we are a part. As an independent third party to the real estate transaction, it is ... Read More

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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