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2017 ALTA Homeowner's Title Policy Comparison

2017 New Laws Affecting REALTORS


2017 Full Year Financial Report


2017 Third Quarter Financial Report


2017 Second Half Financial Report


2018 Fortune Ranking 302


2018 Home Buyer & Seller Generational Trends


2018 Rescission Calendar


2018 Tax Cuts affecting the Real Estate & the Title Industry


2018 Happy Chinese New year


2018 TRID Calendar

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


Buyer Upfront Requirements


California Customary Practices Guide updated June, 2017

California Customary Practices Guide (Popular Counties) 


California Foreclosure Process Chart 


California Property Tax Postponement Program


California Property Tax Savings program


California SB2

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 Internet Fraud


Common Mortgage Fraud


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)


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


Disbursing Proceeds When Title is vested in a Trust

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


     El Dorado County Utilities Guide


     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 - Wharf


     Monterey County Utilities Guide - Salinas


     Multnomah County Utilities Guide


     Pierce County Utilities Guide


     Pinal County Utilities Guide

     Placer & Sacramento County Utilities Guide

     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


FAQ concerning the Affordable Housing Recording Fee (CA SB2)


For Homebuyers - A Guide to Title Insurance


FHA Closing Cost - Who Can Pay What?


FHA Cease PACE


Foreign Buyer Information Guide - California

Foreign Buyer Information Guide - Washington


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 


IRS - How long should I keep records?


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 


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)


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

Prop 90 Update - May 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

Registered Domestic Partnerships: Rights & Responsibilities Act 2005

Residential Environmental Hazards Guide


Revenue and Taxation Code


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


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 Industry Comparison


Title Vesting - WA

Transferring property to a Trust


Transfer on Death Deed 

     Common Questions on the use of Transfer on 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 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 Propositions 60 & 90

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


Washington Property Tax Savings Programs


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 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?


Wire Fraud Alert 


Wire Fraud Alert (Video by NAR)


WireSafe Alert#1


WireSafe Alert#2


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


What to Expect at Settlement? (Traditional)


What to Expect at Settlement? (Simplified)


Who Pays What in the State of Washington? 


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)

Informational Materials