Dissecting a Title Commitment – Part 4

2020-05-18T18:13:01-07:00December 25th, 2018|AZREIA, Chicago Title Agency, Did You Know..., Escrow, Financing, Investing, Legal Procedures, Title|

In this month’s article we will go over “Schedule B Part I” aka the “Requirements” section of the Title Commitment. For the purposes of this article we will use a Title Commitment issued by Chicago Title Agency, Inc. for reference. If you’re looking for excitement in a Title Commitment the “Requirements” section is almost always [...]

Agreements For Sale

2019-03-05T23:44:18-07:00April 19th, 2012|Escrow, Investing, Title|

Now that the market is changing yet again, it may be a good time to think about alternative financing for your end buyers as a way for you to make a small return on your investment.  The agreement for sale has been around for many, many years and is coming back "in style". This is [...]

Investing in Multi-Unit Properties

2019-03-05T23:44:25-07:00August 17th, 2011|Escrow, Investing|

As the residential market drags across the "bottom" we have all been waiting for, now is the time to keep your options and mind open to all the opportunity whirling around us.  One facet of the market that has been picking up steam is the multi-unit property arena. Multi-unit or multi-family property investing is not [...]

The Hold Open Policy is your friend!

2019-03-05T23:44:26-07:00June 15th, 2011|Escrow, Uncategorized|

By DiAnna Jackman, Senior Escrow Officer/Branch Manager, Chicago Title Insurance Company As Investors, we all know that the name of the game is keeping our P&L in check. Keeping costs low is important in any business but most of all when that business is your own. You have to answer only to yourself and maybe [...]

HOA Fees– How Much is Too Much?

2011-06-02T12:50:32-07:00June 2nd, 2011|Escrow, HOA Fees|

You purchase a property at the Trustee sale, find a buyer, open escrow and wait for your estimated Settlement Statement from your Escrow Officer. How many times were you in shock after reviewing over the settlement statement and seeing all the Home Owner Association (HOA) fees? Sometimes there are one or possibly two transfer fees, [...]