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2024 CA Customary Practices Guide 


2024 CA Customary Practices Guide - Popular Counties


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2024 FHA Conforming Loan Limits 


2024 FHA Conforming Loan Limits (CA)


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2024 FHA Conforming Loan Limits (WA)


2024 Bay Area County Closure Holiday Schedule


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​2024 Tulare/Kings County Closure Holiday Schedule

2024 What to Achieve 12 months daily planner


2021 CA Changes to Homestead Exemption


The Generations: A Glossary


1031 Shorter Closing Time


5 Reasons to choose Chicago Title


7 common security mistakes you’re probably making


8 Reasons Why an Owner's Title Policy 


10 Essentials to protect your home


18 Steps of the Homebuying Process


21 Reasons Why You Need Title Insurance


CTT COVID-19 Social Distancing Protocol Door Sign (Bay Area)


CTT COVID-19 Social Distancing Protocol Branch Sign (Bay Area)


COVID-19 Property Tax Penalty Waiver
(Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco)


Alternative Work Arrangements and Ability to Close under Shelter in Place (CA)


Alternative Work Arrangements and Ability to Close under Shelter in Place (WA)


Alternative Work Arrangements and Ability to Close under Shelter in Place (OR)


CTT Operation Procedures during COVID-19


IRS Coronavirus Tax Payer Relief


Working from Home with Free Video Conferencing Softwares 


18 Things to do at home during Shelter in Place


My Commitment to YOU


2020 Miscellaneous Landlord Tenant Laws


2020 Washington Real Excise Tax Reform


2019 California Conforming Loan Limits by County


Oakland Sidewalk Ordinance - Effective July 9, 2019


Oakland Vacant Property Tax Act - Effective July, 2020 for Property vacant in 2019


Castro Valley Private Sewer Lateral Program - Effective July 1, 2019


City of Morgan Hill Private Sewer Lateral Program - Effective June 1, 2022


City Transfer Tax to be imposed in San Jose: Measure E - Effective July 1, 2020


ALTA Homeowner's Title Policy Comparison


2023 FNF Full Year Financial Highlights


2023 FNF Qtr 1 Financial Highlights


2022 FNF Full Year Financial Highlights


2022 FNF Qtr 3 Financial Highlights


2022 FNF Qtr 2 Financial Highlights


2018 Tax Cuts affecting the Real Estate & the Title Industry


A Guide to Title Insurance - (WA)


A Guide to Title Insurance - (CA)


AB1033


AB1345


AB1885 - Changes to CA Homestead Exemption


Accesssory Dwelling Units - CA


All About Closing

All Inclusive Trust Deed


ALTA Seller Impersonation Fraud


ALTA Best Practices

ALTA Endorsements Cross-Reference Chart


ALTA HomeOwner's Policy Comparison


ALWAYS CALL BEFORE YOU WIRE!

Bankruptcy Property


Bay Area Real Property City Transfer Tax Update - 12/2018 

Buyer's Choice Act (Bill 957)

Beware of Forgery


Bundle of Rights


Buyer Upfront Requirements


California Foreclosure Process Chart 


California Property Tax Postponement Program


California Property Tax Savings program


California SB2


California SB9


California SB10

Calyx Point Integration Registration Form 

CFPB - The Proposed Rule as of July, 2013 


City of Berkeley - Changes to BESO Program


Change of Address Checklist

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


Chicago Title Celebrating 175 Years


Closing Cost Check List


Closing Cost Explained


Closing Day


Closing Process - updated 1/2020


Common Deeds in the State of Washington


Common Judgments & Liens that Affect Title (CA)


Common Judgments & Liens that Affect Title (Generic)


Common Internet Fraud


Common Mortgage Fraud


Common Real Estate Tax Deductions


50 Common Title Problems


Common Title Problems

Common Ways of Holding Titles (CA)


Common Ways of Holding Titles (OR)


Common Ways of Holding Titles (WA) 

Common Ways of Holding Titles - Chart 

Commonly Used ALTA Forms

Commonly Used Endorsements (Refinance)


​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


Day of Closing


Death of a Real Property Owner - A Quick Guide


Disbursing Proceeds When Title is vested in a Trust

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     Monterey County Utilities Guide - Wharf


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

Dry Funding vs Wet Funding


Earnest Money Deposit Options


Elder Abuse - Know the red flags


Elder Abuse Prevention


Escrow Checklist for Buyers and Sellers


Escrow Checklist for Real Estate Agents 

Escrow Delays Can Be Avoided


Escrow Flow Chart


Escrow Terms Sheet


Escrow Terms Sheet without Inspection info


Escrow Terms Explained


Escrow Order Form (Refinance ONLY)


FAQ concerning the Affordable Housing Recording Fee (CA SB2)


FAQ: Title Insurance for Homebuyers


Fall Maintenance List


For Homebuyers - A Guide to Title Insurance


FHA Closing Cost - Who Can Pay What?


FHA Cease PACE


FORM 593 - Changes in Real Estate Property Withholding Tax (CA)


Foreign Buyer Information Guide - California

Foreign Buyer Information Guide - Washington


Fraud Insights Nov 2018


Focus of the Month - March, 2023


Focus of the Month - April, 2023


Focus of the Month - May, 2023


Focus of the Month - June 2023


Focus of the Month - July 2023


Focus of the Month - Aug 2023


Focus of the Month - Sept 2023


Focus of the Month - Oct 2023


Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) Update April, 2024


Guideline for Buying & Selling a Property under EBMUD PSL Program


Guest Registry

HAFA Brochure


Holiday Travel Best Practise

HomeBuyer's Resource Center


HomeBuyers - 6 steps You Should Expect during Closing Time

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

Homeowner's Policy Comparison Chart


How do I find my property lines?


How Title Insurance Protects All Homebuyers

How to Open and View Encrypted Email?


How to Protect yourself against Home Title Theft


How to Recognize Elder Financial Abuse?


Hybrid Closing vs Full eClosing

HUD's Settlement Cost Booklet


Identity Document Authentication

Identifying RED FLAGS on Preliminary Report (Vancouver) 

Identifying RED FLAGS on Preliminary Report


Important Easement Information 

Important Property Tax Dates (CA)

Important Property Tax Dates (WA)


Important Wire Fraud Alert for Home Buyers

Interim Binder's Policy for Investors 


IRS - How long should I keep records?


Is Title Insurance Really Optional? 


Is Title Insurance Neccessary for New Homes?

Life of an Escrow

Life of a Title Search


Lienable Utilities (WA)


Limited English Proficiency in an Escrow Transaction


Loan Estimate vs Closing Disclosure

Journey to Home (English)


Maps:


Alameda County MLS Map


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San Francisco District Map


San Mateo County MLS Map


Santa Clara County MLS Map


Santa Clara County ZIP Code Map


Measure E


Measure W

Mold Remediation to Schools & Commercial Buildings


Mortgage Forbearance - What is it?


Mortgage Forbearance - Myths vs Facts


Moving Checklist 


Moving Guide


Moving Labels


National Homeownership Month


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)


Notary Requirements


Notarial Services at the US Embassy 


Notification of EBMUD PSL Fee Increase


October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month


PACE


Portland Metro Area Map


Power of Attorney


Preliminary Change of Ownership Form vs Change of Ownership Form


Proper Document Execution


Property Inspection Waiver

Property Tax Calendar (CA)


Property Tax Calendar (WA)


Property Tax Calendar (AZ)


Property Transfer Tax Increase in Albany, San Leandro & San Francisco


Proposition 5


Proposition 13


Proposition 19

Propositions 58 and 193

Prop 90 Update - Nov 2018

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


Red Flags in Escrow

Registered Domestic Partnerships: Rights & Responsibilities Act 2005

Residential Environmental Hazards Guide


Revenue and Taxation Code


SB9


SB10


SB696


September is Realtor Safety Month


Seller Impersonation Fraud


How Chicago Title combat Seller Impersonation Fraud


Seller Impersonation Fraud - Mitek Solution


Seller Concessions Cheat Sheet


The Signing Day


Signing vs Closing


SmartMail/SmartPortal


Smartmail Two-Factor Authentication


Smartmail/Smartportal - How to update your User Profile?


Smartmail/Smartportal - An Overview of Recipient Access with 2FA


Smartmail/Smartportal - An Overview of Accessing smartmail with 2FA (Download)


Smartmail/Smartportal - An Overview of Accessing smartmail with 2FA (video)


SmartMail/SmartPortal User Guide updated June 18, 2018


Solar Easements - A Potential Problem


Solar Lease Agreements - What you should know...


Solar Panel Questions


Spring Cleaning Strategies


Spring - 10 things to do


All About Solar


SRA Fire Prevention Fee Waived


Statement of Information


STOP, THINK & CONNECT


Avoid these terms in your email subject line

The Chicago Title ALTA Homeowner's Policy

The Importance of a Compliant Title Insurer


The Importance of a Reconveyance 

The Life of a Title Search

The Preliminary Report - updated 2019

Tips for a Smooth Escrow Closing - CA

Tips for a Smooth Escrow Closing - WA 

Title Company's Role in a Real Estate Transaction


Title Industry Comparison


Title Insurance vs Casualty Insurance


Title Vesting - WA


Tokenization in Real Estate Transactions

Transferring property to a Trust


Transfer on Death Deed - What you need to know


Transfer on Death Deed Form


Trust Requirements Checklist


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


Types of Liens and Judgements


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


Understanding CA Documentary Transfer Tax Exemptions


Understanding CA Property Taxes in Escrow

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

Understanding 1031 Exchange 

Understanding Change of Ownership


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 Liens & Encumbrances


Understanding Lender's Title Policy

Understanding Mechanics Liens

Understanding Mello-Roos

Understanding Plat Map 

Understanding Probate (CA)


Understanding Probate (WA & Others)


Understanding Propositions 60 & 90

Understanding Property Taxes in Escrow


Understanding Property Titles


Understanding Proration Taxes (CA)


Understanding Quiet Title

Understanding Real Estate Property Related Taxes in Escrow


Understanding Recurring Closing Costs vs Non-Recurring Closing Costs 


Understanding Recurring Closing Costs vs Non-Recurring Closing Costs (WA)

Understanding Required Reporting to the IRS


Understanding Seller Back Carry Loan

Understanding Statement of Information

Understanding Supplemental Property Taxes in California


Understanding Supplemental Property Tax After Death in California

Understanding Tax Impound 

Understanding Terms


Understanding the ALTA Homeowner's Policy of Title Insurance

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 Real Estate Withholding Tax in CA 

VA Closing Cost - Who Can Pay What?


Washington Customary Practices Guide


Washington Property Tax Savings Programs


Washington Legislature Increases Document Recording Fee 


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 RON?

What is Title Insurance?


50 Common Title Problems You Should Know

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 after your escrow is opened?


What to expect After Closing?


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 the State of Oregon

Who Pays What in the State of Washington

Who Pays What in Alameda/Contra Costa County

Who Pays What in El Dorado/Placer County


Who Pays What in Fresno/Madera County


Who Pays What in Kern County


Who Pays What in Lassen County


Who Pays What in Napa/Solano/Sonoma County


Who Pays What in Monterey County


Who Pays What in Plumas County

Who Pays What in Sacramento County


Who Pays What in Sacramento, El Dorado & PLacer County


Who Pays What in San Francisco

Who Pays What in San Benito County


Who Pays What in San Joaquin County


Who Pays What in San Mateo County

Who Pays What in Santa Clara County


Who Pays What in Shasta County


Who Pays What in Solano County


Who Pays What in Sonoma County


Who Pays What in Stanislaus County


Who Pays What in Tulare/Kings County

Why do we encrypt our emails? 

Why do you need Title Insurance?


Why you need Owner's Title Insurance?

Why Lenders require Title Insurance?

Why is Title Insurance the best investment?


Why You Need Owner's Title Insurance on a Refinance?


Why clients choose Chicago Title?


Wire Fraud Alert 


Wire Fraud Alert (Video by NAR)


WireSafe Alert#1


WireSafe Alert#2


Wrapping up real estate withholding tax


Write Us In (CA)


Write Us In (AZ)


Write Us In (WA)


Your Appointment - Buyer (CA)


Your Appointment - Seller (WA)



CHINESE

25 Key Escrow Terms (Chinese)


ALTA All the Protection You Need


Buyer Information Guide (Chinese) - CA


Buyer Information Guide (Chinese) - WA


For Sale By Owner


Important Tax Infiormation - CA


Path of A Preliminary Title Report


Realizing the American Dream


What is Title Insurance?


Why do you need Title Insurance?

Common Ways of Holding Title

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


What to Expect at Settlement? (Traditional)


What to Expect at Settlement? (Simplified)


Washington Title & Escrow Information Guide


Why You Need Owner's Title Insurance? (Traditional)


Why You Need Owner's Title Insurance? (Simplified)


Why You Need Owner's Title Insurance on a Refinance? (Traditional)


Why You Need Owner's Title Insurance on a Refinance? (Simplified)




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)


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)

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