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2017 ALTA Homeowner's Title Policy Comparison

2017 Chinese Zodiac Forecast 


2017 Fortune 500 Rank 293


2017 New Laws Affecting REALTORS


2017 TRID Calendar


2018 TRID Calendar


2017 Rescission Schedule

2017 Property Tax Reminder (AZ)


2017 Property Tax Reminder (CA)


2017 Property Tax Reminder (WA)

2017 AZ Maricopa County Holiday Schedules

2017 MT Yellowstone/Cascade County Holiday Schedules

2017 N.CA Bay Area County Holiday Schedules 

2017 N.CA Central Valley County Holiday Schedules

2017 N.CA Fresno/Madera County Holiday Schedules

2017 N.CA Kern County Holiday Schedules

2017 N.CA Lassen/Plumas County Holiday Schedules

2017 N.CA Tulare County Holiday Schedules

2017 N.CA Sacramento/Placer & nearby Counties Holiday Schedules


2017 N CA San Benito County Holiday Schedules

2017 WA Clark County Holiday Schedules

2017 WA Grant County Holiday Schedules

2017 WA Island County Holiday Schedules

2017 WA King County Holiday Schedules

2017 WA Pierce County Holiday Schedules

2017 WA Snohomish County Holiday Schedules

2017 WA Thurston County Holiday Schedules

2017 WA Whatcom County Holiday Schedules


2016 Chinese New Year Zodiac Predictions


2016 Midyear Financial Report

A Guide to HUD-1

All About Closing

All Inclusive Trust Deed


ALTA Best Practices

ALTA Endorsements Cross-Reference Chart


ALTA HomeOwner's Policy Comparison


ALWAYS CALL BEFORE YOU WIRE!

Bankruptcy Property

Buyer's Choice Act (Bill 957)

Beware of Forgery


California Customary Practices Guide updated June, 2017

California Customary Practices Guide (Popular Counties) 


Washington Customary Practices Guide  

California Foreclosure Process Chart 


California Property Tax Postponement Program

Calyx Point Integration Registration Form 

CFPB - The Proposed Rule as of July, 2013 

Chicago Title CLTA & ALTA Homeowner's Policy at a Glance


Closing Cost Check List


Closing Process


Common Deeds in the State of Washington


Common Real Estate Tax Deductions

Common Title Problems

Common Ways of Holding Titles (CA) updated November, 2014

Common Ways of Holding Titles (WA) 

Commonly Used ALTA Forms

Commonly Used Endorsements (Refinance)


Company Fact Sheet - Mid Year 2015


Company Fact Sheet - Full Year 2014


Company Fact Sheet - Full Year 2013


Company Fact Sheet - Full Year 2012


Concurrent Co-Ownership Interests Chart

Consumer Guide to Title & Escrow - State of CA

Consumer Guide to Title & Escrow - State of WA

County & City Guide - California

County & City Guide - Oregon 

County & City Guide - Montana

County & City Guide - Washington

Creative Financing - Carrying Back a Second? You Need a Lender's Title Policy


​Customer Service Menu

Directory of Services / Utilities Guides:


​    DIV II & III Utility Guide Master Booklet

     Alameda County Utilities Guide


     Cascade County Utilities Guide

     Central Valley County Utilities Guide 


     Clark County Utilities Guide

     Contra Costa County Directory of Services


     Fresno/Madera Counties Utilities Guide


     Island County Utilities Guide 

     Kern County Directory of Services


     King County Utilities Guide


     Lewis & Clark County Utilities Guide

     

     Maricopa County Utilities Guide 

     Monterey County Utilities Guide


     Multnomah County Utilities Guide


     Pierce County Utilities Guide

     Placer & Sacramento County Utilities Guide - updated March, 2017 

     Santa Clara County Utilities Guide

     San Benito County Utilities Guide 


     San Francisco County Utilities Guide 

     San Mateo County Utilities Guide


     San Joaquin County Utilities Guide 


     San Juan County Utilities Guide


     Skagit County Utilities Guide


     Tri-Cities Utilities Guide 

     

     Tulare County Utilities Guide 


     Whatcom County Utilities Guide


     Yellowstone County Utilities Guide


Don't let your client be the victim of Wire Fraud Scams


Escrow Checklist for Buyers and Sellers


Escrow Checklist for Real Estate Agents 

Escrow Delays Can Be Avoided


Escrow Terms Sheet


Fact Sheet - Quarter 3, 2015


Financial Strength - Midyear 2015


For Homebuyers - A Guide to Title Insurance


Full Year Report Card - 2015 

FHA Closing Cost - Who Can Pay What?


Foreign Buyer Information Guide - California

Foreign Buyer Information Guide - Washington


GTO Update


Guideline for Buying & Selling a Property under EBMUD PSL Program


Guest Registry

HAFA Brochure

Home Buyer's Resource Center

Homeowner's Combined Information Guides 
​(Residential Environmental Hazards, Lead Protection, Earthquake Safety & Energy Rating)

Homeowner's Policy Comparison Chart

How to Open and View Encrypted Email?


How to Recognize Elder Financial Abuse?

HUD's Settlement Cost Booklet

Identifying RED FLAGS on Preliminary Report (Vancouver) 

Identifying RED FLAGS on Preliminary Report 

Important Property Tax Dates (CA)

Important Property Tax Dates (WA)


Important Wire Fraud Alert for Home Buyers

Interim Binder's Policy for Investors 


Is Title Insurance Really Optional? 

Life of an Escrow

Life of a Title Search

Journey to Home (English)

Mold Remediation to Schools & Commercial Buildings


Moving Checklist 


Nationwide Fraud Alert


New Postal Regulations - 2014

New 3.8% Tax Guideline By NAR

New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rules take effect in Jan 2014


Notary Increase (CA)


Notification of EBMUD PSL Fee Increase


PACE


Portland Metro Area Map


Preliminary Change of Ownership Form vs Change of Ownership Form


Property Inspection Waiver

Property Tax Calendar (CA)


Property Tax Calendar (WA)


Property Tax Calendar (AZ)


Proposition 13

Propositions 58 and 193

Propositions 60 and 90 updated Sept 2016


Prop 90 Update - Sept, 2016

Protect your family from Lead


Real Estate Law & Custom by State

Real Estate Tax Impound / Payment Schedule (CA) 

Real Estate Tax Impound / Payment Schedule (WA)

Reconveyance of the Deed of Trust

Registered Domestic Partnerships: Rights & Responsibilities Act 2005

Residential Environmental Hazards Guide


Revenue and Taxation Code


SmartMail/SmartPortal


SmartMail/SmartPortal User Guide updated Sept 13, 2017


Solar Easements - A Potential Problem


Solar Lease Agreements - What you should know...


SRA Fire Prevention Fee Waived


Statement of Information


STOP, THINK & CONNECT

The Chicago Title ALTA Homeowner's Policy

The Importance of a Compliant Title Insurer 

The Life of a Title Search

The Preliminary Report

Tips for a Smooth Escrow Closing - CA

Tips for a Smooth Escrow Closing - WA 

Title Company's Role in a Real Estate Transaction


Title Vesting - WA

Transferring property to a Trust


Transfer on Death Deed 

     Common Questions on the use of Transfer on Death Deed (TOD) form


TRID Escrow Checklist 


Understanding the Escrow Process (4 pages) - CA

Understanding the Escrow Process (4 pages) - WA


Understanding the Escrow Process (4 pages) - OR


Understanding CA Documentary Transfer Tax Exemptions

Understanding "Notice of Right to Cancel" - For Refinances/Home Equity Line only

Understanding 1031 Exchange 

Understanding Change of Ownership


Understanding Closing and Title Costs

Understanding Common Ways of Holding Titles (WA)

Understanding Condominium and PUD Ownership 

Understanding Easements

Understanding EBMUD Private Sewer Lateral Program (Affecting certain cities in CA only)

Understanding FIRPTA 

Understanding Good Funds Law


Understanding Homestead Declaration (CA)


Understanding IRS Levy

Understanding Joint Tenants vs Community Property

Understanding Title, Escrow, Real Estate & Lending Terms


Understanding Lender's Title Policy

Understanding Mechanics Liens

Understanding Mello-Roos

Understanding Plat Map 

Understanding Probate (CA)


Understanding Probate (WA & Others)

Understanding Property Taxes in Escrow

Understanding Real Estate Property Related Taxes in Escrow

Understanding Required Reporting to the IRS

Understanding Statement of Information

Understanding Supplemental Property Taxes in California

Understanding Tax Impound 

Understanding Terms

Understanding Title Documents in California

Understanding Title Requirements for Living Trust


Understanding the importance of Title Searches and Disclose Exceptions

Understanding Title Vesting (WA)

Understanding Truth-in Lending Disclosure Statement

Understanding Withholding Taxes in Escrow 

VA Closing Cost - Who Can Pay What?


Washington Customary Practices Guide


Why Chicago Title?


What is different about the ALTA Homeowner's Policy - WA


What is a Preliminary Report?​

What is Per Diem?

What is Land Contract?

What is Lis Pendens?

What is Title Insurance?

What is Uninsured Deeds?

What you need to know about Property Ownership after the death of a loved one? (CA)


What you need to know about Property Ownership after the death of a loved one? (WA & Others)


What to expect at Settlement?


What Realtors should know about Owner's Title Insurance?


Ways to Hold Title to Real Property in OREGON

Who Pays What in Northern CA? (Except Santa Clara County)

Who Pays What in Santa Clara County?


Who Pays What in the State of Washington?

Why do we encrypt our emails? 

Why do you need Title Insurance?


Why do you need Owner's Title Insurance? (New)

Why Lenders require Title Insurance?

Why is Title Insurance the best investment?


Why You Need Title Insurance on a Refinance


Wire Fraud Alert 


Wire Fraud Alert (Video by NAR)


10 Things to do when Daylight Saving ends




CHINESE

25 Key Escrow Terms (Chinese)


ALTA All the Protection You Need


For Sale By Owner


Path of A Preliminary Title Report


Realizing the American Dream


What is Title Insurance?


Why do you need Title Insurance?

8 Common Ways of Holding Title (CA) 

Important Property Tax Dates (CA)

Journey to Home (Chinese)


Life of an Escrow (Chinese)

Title & Escrow (Chinese)

The Chicago Title ALTA Homeowner's Policy

Understanding FIRPTA

Understanding Proposition 60 & 90 (Simplified Chinese) (CA only)


Your Appointment 


ALTA Endorsements Cross-Reference Chart - WA


Standard Owners Policy of Title Insurance - WA


Tips to a smooth closing - WA


Title Red Flags - WA


What is Different about the ALTA Homeowner's Policy-WA


Who Pays What in the State of Washington? 


Washington Title & Escrow Information Guide




KOREAN 

25 Key Escrow Terms (Korean) 

8 Common Ways of Holding Title (Korean)

Important Property Tax Dates (CA, Korean)

Journey to Home (Korean)


Life of an Escrow

Title & Escrow (Korean)

The Chicago Title ALTA Homeowner's Policy (Korean)



SPANISH 

25 Key Escrow Terms (Spanish)


Important Property Tax Dates (CA, Spanish)

Journey to Home (Spanish)

Title & Escrow (Spanish)

The Chicago Title ALTA Homeowner's Policy (Spanish) ​


Guía sobre títulos de propiedad y depositos en garantia para compradores y vendedores en California
(California Buyer & Seller Guide to Title and Escrow)


Ley de venta corta es - LEY SB 458 (Short Sale Law - Senate Bill 458)


20 razones que justifican el seguro del título (20 Reasons For Title Insurance)


¡Armando Las Piezas Del Depósito En Garantía Para Su Venta Al Descubierto! (Short Sale w/Form)


¿Necesita Usted Realmente Un Seguro De Título? - (Do you Really Need Title Insurance?)


Las Ocho Maneras Más Comunes De Cómo Adquirir Título - (Eight Common Ways to Hold Title)


El Curso De Una Plica ("Escrow") - (Life of an Escrow)


¿Qué sucede en un servicio de formalizatión de escrituras?  - (What happens in an Escrow?)


Ayude A Facilitar El Procesamiento De Sus Plicas - (Making the Escrow Process Easier)


Description Del Perfil De Propiedad - (Property Profile Descriptions)


Explicacion del Deed of Trust, Pagare y Clausula de Aceleracion
(Deed of Trust, Promissory Note and Acceleration Clause Explained)


Mello Roos - Como Funciona - (What is Mello Roos)


Statement of Information- Spanish


¿Qué es un "escrow"? - (What is Escrow?)


ALTA Homeowner's PolicyComparison - WA


For Sale by Owner 


Path of a Preliminary Title Report


Realizing the American Dream 


Standard Owner's Policy of Title Insurance - WA


What is Different about ALTA Homeowner's Policy -WA


What is Title Insurance?


Who Pays What in the State of Washington?


Why do you need Title Insurance?




VIETNAMESE

25 Key Escrow Terms (Vietnamese)

Journey to Home (Vietnamese)

Title & Escrow (Vietnamese)



OTHER LANGUAGES 

Journey to Home (Hindi)

Journey to Home (Punjabi)

Journey to Home (Russian)

Title & Escrow (Russian)

Informational Materials