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Real estate articles for agents, mortgage lenders, homebuyers and homeowers looking to refinance.

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2010 

Almost all title company material and information is geared toward the purchaser, but what about the seller? After all, just like it takes two to tango, you cannot buy without a seller.The reason title companies focus on the buyers is because, in the DC metro area, it is the purchaser who chooses...
06/04/2010
Buying a home is an important financial decision that should be considered carefully. Homebuyers must become familiar with the various stages of the home-buying process, including deciding whether it's the right time to buy a home or not and factors to consider in determining how much they can af...
06/04/2010
Given that homebuyers are confronted with monumental tasks in the home-buying process, it should be expected that many of the finer details are entrusted to their real estate agent or mortgage lender. After a lengthy home search, contract offers and negotiation, gathering financial information fo...
06/04/2010
Recently I've heard feedback from a few Maryland real estate agents who are concerned about the validity of e-signatures on Maryland real estate contracts. As a company that prides itself on empowering real estate agents with knowledge to make their clients' closing experience as pleasant as poss...
06/04/2010
Want further proof that it's a bad idea to open a new line of credit while trying to buy a house? Beginning June 1 your lender will likely be pulling a last-minute second credit report immediately before closing. If you've taken out a new loan that's large enough to affect your debt-to-income rat...
06/04/2010
While the Federal Tax credit is a thing of the past for most of us, those serving overseas in the U.S. military, the foreign service and the intelligence community may still be able to claim the $8,000 credit. "Members of the military and certain other federal employees serving outside the U.S. h...
06/04/2010
The overhaul of an existing Web site or launch of a new one is an undertaking that comes with a lengthy checklist of tasks and possibly a substantial price tag.However, in the world of Web 2.0 technology and mounting expectations from increasingly tech-savvy customers, title companies around the ...
06/04/2010
I came across an article in Forbes today entitled "Why Title Companies Hate Technology." At Federal Title, we love technology! We worked pretty hard around here to develop our consumer-friendly automatic quote software and then dove head-first into the world of Web 2.0 when we re-launched the Fed...
06/04/2010
The $8,000 federal tax credit for first-time homebuyers expired for most of us a little over a month ago, but mortgage rates continue to hold at historic lows prompting the question: Is it better to rent or own? The big picture story tells us conditions are prime for buyers, but the truth is on a...
06/04/2010
Seeking to assure a more transparent settlement transaction that delivers a guaranteed quote for closing costs and directs a financial benefit to the home buyer instead of the referral source, Federal Title & Escrow Company introduces to the Miami-Dade market an unprecedented model that empowers ...
06/03/2010
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