All posts tagged: Home Ownership

Home Inspections on Bank Owned Properties

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Title insurance doesn’t keep the rain from coming. You get a title search when you buy your property, the skies over your land look clear—no clouds on title—but you pack an umbrella just in case because you never know when things could turn nasty.

You might not be walking on sunshine if the thunderhead of challenge should come against your ownership, but if you’ve got title insurance, you could go singing in the rain knowing that your home ownership is protected against the costly claims. Whether or not those claims are valid, your ownership still has to be defended.

Bringing an umbrella is not necessarily going to stop the clouds from gathering over your title, but with title insurance, you can prevent yourself from being drowned in legal fees.

Stephen CollinsHome Inspections on Bank Owned Properties
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Sweetheart Deals

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It’s snowing up North, it’s sunny down here, and there are sweetheart deals to be had in Florida real estate. What better way to say “I love you” than with a piece of property? It could be a romantic winter retreat or a heartwarming new homestead.

Diamonds are forever, but land title is subject to debate. If you are buying land to last, get title insurance. Just because you’ve found a sweetheart deal on a gem of property, don’t shortcut on the setting. Make sure that land is going to remain in your name or in the name of the one you love by buying title insurance to go with it.

Love is blind, and sometimes a title search misses a claim. Title insurance is good from the day you purchase it backwards, covering any unforeseen flaws and pays for litigation should someone try to claim your land.

Avoid heartbreak in your purchase. Support your right to land ownership with the means to defend it through title insurance.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Stephen CollinsSweetheart Deals
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Snow Forecast: Raining Northerners

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While the North is hammered with winter storms, it’s raining snowbirds in our real estate market. Nobody wants to wish bad weather, but the positive side of blizzards is that there are property deals here in the Sunshine State. Northerners, come on down and buy some real estate!

Builders are having a time selling new construction. Right now, they’re building spec homes with no trouble selling to Northerners. People coming south want instant housing—nobody wants to wait to build. There’s actually a lot of construction going on in our area to accommodate this season’s buyers. The speculation homes are new, ready, and affordable…and you don’t have to shovel the driveway.

In the 1700s, William Bartram wrote of his travels to Florida:

I make no doubt this place will at some future day be one of the most populous and delightful seats on earth.

Today interest rates are low, there’s a good selection, in short: it’s a great time to buy in Florida.

Stephen CollinsSnow Forecast: Raining Northerners
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The Force

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I memorized the whole Star Wars script as a kid, every line of dialogue, and all of the sound effects as well—every light saber duel, each blaster shot. Why? The relevance is still expanding in adult life.

In the title insurance business, title insurance is like The Force of Star Wars. You can’t see it, smell it, touch it, taste it, but it’s there when you need it to help protect your home planet. Title insurance says “Back off!” to anyone who makes a claim to your land.

Yes, you may have rightful ownership of your property. That doesn’t mean someone else won’t come along and try to claim your property as theirs. Without the means to defend your right in court, you could lose it. Title insurance is The Force to help you defend your home—it is the Rebel shield, the blast door to stop Darth Invader.

May Title Insurance be with you!

Stephen CollinsThe Force
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