More Insight on the Secured Tax Bill for 2018

December 29, 2017

What are Secured taxes?
Secured taxes are real estate taxes. These taxes are a lien on a real property. Read More

Senate Bill (SB)2 – Building Homes and Jobs Act, How It Affects Southern California

December 20, 2017

Starting January 1st, 2018, the County Recorder will be charging an additional document recording fee. Not all counties will be implementing SB2 the same way so to help simplify the process we created the following chart that will allow you to quickly glance at the county and know what will be charged. We have included Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura for your convenience. We’ve also broken down the fees by type, including Document Title fee, Parcel Number fee and Trailing Document fee. Read More

What’s in a Preliminary Title Report?

December 12, 2017

When you’ve been in the real estate and title industry for many years, a Preliminary Title Report is something that might almost be second nature. However, for those new to the title process or for those of you who are looking to expand your vocabulary or perhaps you simply might like a refresher on some less-commonly used vocabulary, read on. Read More

Understanding a Living Trust

December 6, 2017

Estate planners often recommend “Living Trusts” as a viable option when contemplating the manner in which to hold title to real property. When a property is held in a Living Trust, title companies have particular requirements to facilitate the transaction. While not comprehensive, the following are answers to many commonly asked questions. If you have questions that are not answered below, your Fidelity National Title Sales Executive may be able to assist you, however, one may wish to seek legal counsel.

Who are the parties to a Trust?
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