Agent Found Responsible For Wire Fraud Loss; Do You have $200,000 To Spare?!

A Federal Court has upheld a jury’s finding that a real estate agent and broker were 85% responsible for a wire fraud that cost their client $196,622.67 (Bain v. Platinum Realty, LLC, Dist. Court, D. Kansas 2018). Jerry Bain was working with a real estate agent to purchase a property. To fund the purchase, Bain was instructed to wire $196,622.67 to the title company. Unbeknownst to the parties involved, a criminal was intercepting e-mails exchanged between the title company, [...]

Protect Your Money When Buying A Home: How to Protect Yourself From Wire Fraud Schemes

Obviously, buying a home is a big deal – and not just for personal reasons. Most real estate transactions involve a person’s life savings and any criminal access to this information can be devastating. Hackers try to steal money every day by emailing fake wire instructions. One of the most common schemes? Criminals will use a similar email address and steal a logo and other info to make it look like the email came from your real estate agent [...]

By |2018-08-01T19:30:58+00:00July 1st, 2018|Announcements, Title Insurance News|

The FAQs of Title Insurance

Buying a house involves lots of decisions, considerations, and, of course, paperwork. One key piece of the process that can get lost in the shuffle is not only purchasing title insurance but also understanding what exactly is title insurance. So let's start with the basics: what is title insurance? Below we have compiled some #title101 questions for homebuyers using concise language that all real estate agents can use when breaking down the basics for their clients. What is title? Title [...]

Why Do I Need Title Insurance? Honest Abe Could Have Answered That!

Talking about title insurance can sometimes seem like a snooze, which can lead to folks brushing past the topic in their closing or not taking the time to research and purchase the best Owner’s Policy for their new place. But wait! Did you know that Abraham Lincoln lost his home (twice!) due to a title issue? Title insurance is a key facet of protecting one of the biggest investments of your life. Check out this little parable from our [...]

Closing Time: 6 Steps Every Homebuyer Should Expect

Get owner’s title insurance and buy your home with confidence Your long home-buying journey is almost over. You found the home you love, the seller agreed to your offer and now it’s time for closing. Of course, there’s a lot to think about right now, and the last thing you want is something­ to go wrong. So make sure you work with an experienced closing agent to help ensure the details come together and everything runs smoothly. As soon [...]

7 Reasons Why Every Homebuyer Needs Title Insurance

Buying a home is an exciting and emotional time for many people. To help you buy your home with more confidence, make sure you get owner’s title insurance. Here’s why it’s so important for you. 1.   Protects Your Largest Investment A home is probably the single largest investment you’ll make in your life. You insure everything else that’s valuable to you—your life, car, personal property, health, pets, jewelry, etc.—so why not your largest investment? For a one-time fee, owner’s [...]

What Every Realtor® Should Know About Title Insurance

Make sure all of your clients are protected You’re a real estate agent, so you know that buying a home can be overwhelming for many of your clients. Homebuyers can easily feel confused and frustrated by the mounds of paperwork they have to sign. Plus, all the fees associated with closing can sometimes be a surprise even to an experienced buyer. Title insurance is one of those items often misunderstood by homebuyers at closing, yet its value is tremendous. [...]

Dive into “Living In Blue”

Welcome! Here at Liberty and Zing! Title we love to talk title. From educating first-time home buyers to giving our take on new regulations, we are eager to share our industry expertise that comes from being in the business for over 40 years. With that in mind, we decided to relaunch our blog with a fresh name and new format. Welcome to Living In Blue! What is Living In Blue? Living in Blue is your go-to resource for any [...]

By |2018-03-08T10:59:16+00:00March 7th, 2018|Announcements, Title Insurance News|

Yes I CAN! – Grand Blanc Office

Liberty Title Celebrates the Holidays by Giving Back! Please join us in providing food for those in need. BRING A CAN TO CLOSING! Any non-perishable food item is welcome and you will receive a raffle ticket for each can or box of food provided to be entered in our Holiday drawing! In southeast Michigan, more than 707,000 people are food insecure (16.8%).  In southeast Michigan, more than 200,000 children are food insecure (19.7%).  The St. Vincent de Paul Society works [...]

By |2017-12-12T19:33:19+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Daily Productivity|
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