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What the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Means for the Home-Buyer
November, 29 2018

What the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Means for the Home-Buyer

We in the real estate business know that there was a time when the real estate market was not entirely [...]

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Just a Stack of Paper?—What is an Abstract of Title?
November, 27 2018

Just a Stack of Paper?—What is an Abstract of Title?

One of the many services we offer is the production of an Abstract of Title. Many clients find themselves curious [...]

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The Property Disclosure Statement: What to Look Out For
November, 26 2018

The Property Disclosure Statement: What to Look Out For

Whether in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, or Florida, when someone is looking to buy a home they go through a number [...]

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Millennials Are Buying Homes—But Why Are Their Numbers Relatively Low for Their Ages?
November, 23 2018

Millennials Are Buying Homes—But Why Are Their Numbers Relatively Low for Their Ages?

We’ve mentioned it before, and it’s worth mentioning again: contrary to the odd stereotypes attached to them, Americans of the [...]

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Raising Your Credit Score to Lock In a Good Interest Rate for Your First Mortgage
November, 22 2018

Raising Your Credit Score to Lock In a Good Interest Rate for Your First Mortgage

It may be the most well-known fact of property lending that the rates at which lenders are willing to lock [...]

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The Confusion Over “Deed” and “Title”
November, 21 2018

The Confusion Over “Deed” and “Title”

We have found, through the years, that there is considerable confusion on the part of both buyers and sellers of [...]

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Common Contingencies on the Way to Closing on a Home
November, 20 2018

Common Contingencies on the Way to Closing on a Home

A purchase agreement on a home may at times require certain contingencies be made. Contingencies in this context are certain [...]

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Some Considerations Before Deciding to Buy a First Home
November, 19 2018

Some Considerations Before Deciding to Buy a First Home

The prospect of home ownership can be exciting. As compared to renting, purchasing a home means a person is going [...]

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How the Industry Decreases Defect Risk Using Technology
November, 16 2018

How the Industry Decreases Defect Risk Using Technology

The title search, title insurance, and mortgage manufacturing and underwriting industries are, like every other aspect of American life, in [...]

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The Recent Rise in New Home Sales
November, 15 2018

The Recent Rise in New Home Sales

While we’ve seen a recent relative drop in prices and demand for homes, the fact remains that the demand for [...]

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Rhode Island’s Decision to Extend Homeowner Foreclosure Protections
November, 14 2018

Rhode Island’s Decision to Extend Homeowner Foreclosure Protections

In the wake of 2010’s mortgage foreclosure crisis, Rhode Island—whose previous regulations had been fairly lenient toward lenders with regard [...]

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What the HUD Florida Disaster Plan for Victims of Irma May Mean for You
November, 13 2018

What the HUD Florida Disaster Plan for Victims of Irma May Mean for You

At Topouzis & Associates, P.C., we proudly serve customers in the Florida market who are seeking title search services for [...]

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