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Delivery of the Closing Disclosure

By Fidelity National Title Group   |  January 29, 2016

How and when the Closing Disclosure is delivered to the borrower is very important to ensure compliance with the new rules and a successful closing.

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What is Homestead Exemption

By Cindy Sholtis   |  December 4, 2015

Homestead exemption is a reduction in real estate taxes. There are several requirements to qualify for this exemption.

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Title Insurance When Purchasing Property at a Foreclosure Sale

By Michele Brown   |  November 9, 2015

TITLE INSURANCE WHEN Should one purchase an Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance when buying at a Foreclosure Sale? Particularly when paying cash for real property Particularly when paying cash for real property at a Sheriff�s sale one should consider purchasing Owner�s Title insurance. Ohio Revised Code 2329.191 requires title evidence as part of many foreclosure�s and sheriff�s sales. The purchaser at such sales may be protected as to some matters but the purchaser should consider an owner�s policy if paying cash.

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Why Should I Get a Title Search?

By Michelle Kitzler   |  September 15, 2015

People often wonder, why should I have a title exam done?! I have owned the property forever, it's been in my family forever.

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2015 Golf Outings

By Juanita Matern   |  June 24, 2015

Chicago Title is always looking to help out our community by sponsoring local events. The Building Industry Association (BIA) held its 21st Annual James D. Burkhart Memorial Golf Outing at Oak Tree Golf Course on Friday June 19, 2015.

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Deed Scam

By Marcia Stoner   |  May 27, 2015

If you’ve recently purchased a home, a scam may try to trick you out of more than $80.

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Real Estate Tax Certificates

By James Neumann   |  April 17, 2015

TAX CERTIFICATES The sale of Tax Certificates by the County Treasurer has been allowed under Ohio Revised Code Section 5721 for a number of years.

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Five Things Real Estate Agents Need to Know Before August

By Fidelity National Title Group   |  April 16, 2015

Closing Disclosure explanation for real estate agents and talking points.

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The New Closing Disclosure Explained

April 16, 2015

The New Closing Disclosure Explained

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Counterfeit Cash

March 2, 2015

The nation has seen this increase occurring not just in small cash amounts, but has also witnessed a strong increase in the amount of cashier's checks and traveler's checks as well. Here is a look at a new scheme the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has put out as a warning

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Keywords: cash, conterfeit, fraud, sale  |   13 comments
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