The Title Industry is ever changing. Here you will find up to date Title Industry News, that affects everyone in the real estate business.

Can Real Estate Agents Be Forced to Use Certain Vendors?

We have seen it many times…the managing real estate broker or office manager pushing hard for their agents to use certain vendors. Myself, have dealt with this when an agent says, “Wade, sorry…I wanted to send you the business but my office manager told me to use the Title Company where our office has [...]

2021-05-24T12:55:42-04:00March 7th, 2017|

Virginia Court Rules to Prohibit Title Company Home Warranties

On January 4th, 2017, the State of Virginia ruled that Title Company Home Warranties are no longer able to be provided to buyers at closing in return for business. If you don’t know this practice it goes like this: In many areas of the country, including the Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland areas, [...]

2021-05-24T12:56:09-04:00February 10th, 2017|

Title Commitment vs Title Insurance Policy-The Differences Explained

I had a client closing last month where the buyer (last-minute) needed a real estate attorney to draft up a document/agreement. The buyer went to the attorney who also said: “Do you want me to look at your Title Insurance Policy?” The buyer said sure. The attorney then started saying things like…”hmm, that isn’t good” and [...]

2021-05-24T12:59:21-04:00September 30th, 2016|

The Scary Issue Title Companies are Seeing with TRID Closings

We are now 6+ weeks into the new TRID/CFPB regulations, and Stewart Title is starting to have a steady stream of TRID closings.  Many of the TRID closings have gone smooth and several still within the 30-35 day window lenders usually need.  Those are the good things.  The not so good things, are loan [...]

2021-05-24T13:17:02-04:00November 19th, 2015|

Top Reasons to Work with Stewart Title after TRID begins October 3rd

The CFPB/TRID regulations are almost here…are you ready?  Educated?  Many of us are, some of us need to learn more about the upcoming changes and how it will affect their business going forward.  Stewart Title (Nationally) and our local offices have been on the forefront of the CFPB for quite some time.  I remember [...]

2021-05-24T13:20:40-04:00September 29th, 2015|

Why it is Important to Buy an Owners Title Insurance Policy

In many instances when a homebuyer comes to the closing table to sign what seems like a mountain of paperwork, legally binding them to a property, they don’t always understand the extra $1000-$5000+ for “Title Insurance.”  What many people don’t understand, or sometimes it is not explained that Title Insurance is a 1 time [...]

2021-05-24T13:25:39-04:00July 6th, 2015|

CFPB Information – Will the New Mortgage Disclosures Delay my Closing?

Getting up to date CFPB information is a good thing, especially when it comes from your trusted Title Company partner. Stewart Title has taken the lead in our industry at educating our Realtor and Lender partners on this issue that will effect everyone starting October 3rd 2015.  Usually on this website I'm creating all [...]

2021-05-24T13:27:27-04:00June 5th, 2015|

Real Estate Joint Ventures – Are you Safe from the CFPB?

I don't want the title of this blog to scare you but at the same time the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) is out and about looking at Real Estate Companies, Title Companies, and Mortgage Lenders.  What are they looking for?  They are looking for suspicious and illegal activity that would warrant a fine, [...]

2021-05-24T13:37:55-04:00September 19th, 2014|

Stewart Title and Escrow – NEW Office Opening at One Loudoun

When I moved to the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area in June 2012 I started a new Title Company venture with Stewart Title and Escrow located in Fairfax, VA.  I soon learned that I was working at a great company with really nice people who had great knowledge of the Title Insurance business.  Two years [...]

2021-05-24T13:39:36-04:00August 1st, 2014|

Stewart Title Makes Forbes Top 50 Most Trustworthy Companies List

Normally I don't talk a lot on this website about Title Insurance or even Stewart Title...but today I am.  A couple of days ago Stewart Title was named to the Forbes List of Top 50 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014.  This is a HUGE honor as a National Title Insurance Company, but even bigger because we were [...]

2021-05-24T13:46:54-04:00April 10th, 2014|