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-Frank Dowd, Founder & Former President of ALT

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What’s Going On With Real Estate Commissions?

What’s Going On With Real Estate Commissions? In case you missed it, a jury in Missouri recently determined that the National Association of Realtors (NAR), along with a group of…

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Home Buyer’s Guide to Savings

THE ALT TITLE HOME BUYER’S GUIDE TO SAVINGS 5 Strategies for minimizing out-of-pocket closing costs and maximizing allowable credits to save thousands more. ALT works with local lenders and real…

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Owner's Title Insurance

Is owner’s title insurance really optional?

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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Protect from Wire Fraud

Protect Yourself Against Wire Fraud

Beware of Wire Fraud As if finding the right house, lender and title insurance company weren’t complicated enough, now you have to be cautious of fraudsters thousands of miles away…

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What to Expect From Your Title Settlement Company? | ALT Title PA

What to Expect From a Full Service Settlement Company

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…

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What is Owner’s Title Insurance? Do I Need It?

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

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Fees When Buying a House

What Happens at Settlement?

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…

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Avoid the end of the month for your next real estate closing

Is it better to schedule your closing at the end of the month or the beginning? There’s no monetary advantage either way, but if you avoid the last few days of the month you’ll be much more likely to have a smooth closing.

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What is an Affiliated Business Arrangement (ABA) and are they even legal?

An Affiliated Business Arrangement, a legal way to share profits in the real estate industry, limits consumer choice and drives up the cost of buying a house.

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Is Shopping for a Title Insurance and Settlement Service Company a Waste of Time?

So, your realtor just referred you to a title insurance and settlement company. But that doesn’t mean that’s where you’ll get the best deal or the best service. “Homebuyers should…

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Why choosing the right settlement company matters

I received a call last week from a mortgage broker with a question about a possible title insurance claim. He was contacted by a client who has a friend that…

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Buying new construction? You’d better hire the right title company.

When you deal with a builder, you’ll need an experienced, independent title company to assist you in leveling the playing field.

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Top 3 Reasons to Give Up Your Right to Choose

We’ve designed our website www.ALTtitle.com to be a resource for anyone who’s considering buying or refinancing real estate. From the more than one thousand people who visit our site every…

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Why is my real estate agent so persistent about using her title company?

I just had a first time home buyer ask me the following question: We would all like to assume that it’s because her title company delivers great service at a…

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Read this before signing a contract to use your builder’s title company

Choose an independent title company to represent you. They won’t be influenced by the builder when it comes to correcting title issues.

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