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"Now more than ever, savvy home buyers are turning to the web to better understand the process of buying, selling and refinancing real estate."

-Frank Dowd, Founder & Former President of ALT

owner's title insurance

Did you know that owner’s title insurance is optional?

By ALT Title | Apr 3, 2017

Owner’s title insurance is optional, there is no law that requires it. But when you understand the benefits, you’ll realize that peace of mind isn’t as expensive as you might think.

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What to Expect From Your Settlement Company

By ALT Title | Mar 30, 2017

When you finally find the perfect home for you and your family and the seller accepts your offer, you’re not quite across the finish line. There is still plenty of work to be done. For most homebuyers, the next move is to enlist the help of a settlement company. Since buying a home isn’t something…

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Do I Need Owner’s Title Insurance?

By ALT Title | Mar 30, 2017

Owner’s title insurance offers essential protection against the unknown. Legally, it is not required, but let the buyer beware…

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What Happens at Settlement?

By ALT Title | Mar 30, 2017

If you’re in the final stretch of buying a new house, it’s still not quite time to pat yourself on the back. You’ve made it this far and are inches away from owning your dream home. Now that you’ve jumped through all of the necessary hoops and obstacles, there’s one final, significant hoop you must…

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The Real Estate Professional’s Guide to the new TRID Rules

By ALT Title | Oct 1, 2015

TRID rules go into effect Oct 3, 2015 and will change the consumer mortgage process. Understand the integrated forms, the new processes and timelines.

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Buying or Selling a Home? This is where you’ll get ripped off.

By ALT Title | Aug 25, 2015

The real estate industry is also famous for excessive junk fees and kickbacks on ancillary services. Negotiating for reduced or waived fees could save you thousands of dollars at the settlement table. Here are the fees to watch out for.

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ALT’s Consumer’s Guide to TRID

By ALT Title | Aug 12, 2015

TRID: Get an overview of the new regulations that will reform the consumer mortgage and settlement process starting in October 2015.

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The Current Real Estate Model Is In DANGER

By ALT Title | Jul 20, 2015

There are already some big hints at the decline of the traditional real estate model in the consumer’s mind, as over 90% of consumers initiate their home search by looking at online listings. There’s no doubt that the reputation and the relevancy of the entire industry is at stake, and real estate agents and brokers are approaching the crossroads.

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sell your house

There are 4 keys to selling your house. The rest is nonsense.

By ALT Title | Jun 12, 2015

There are four main ingredients to be successful in selling your house. All of the other nonsense is just personal promotion to justify hefty commissions.

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