You have found the home that is right for you, and before you take ownership, your contract gives you the right to make a final walk-through. The idea of the walk-through is to confirm that nothing has changed since the home inspection or when the contract was ratified, depending on the time frame … [Read more...] about Three Options for Final Walk-Through Issues
How is purchasing a condominium different from purchasing a townhome or a single family home? When you purchase a townhome or single family home you are buying the land along with the improvements on the land. When you buy a condo, you are just buying the four walls and everything inside of the … [Read more...] about What to Expect when Buying a Condo
Shining the Spotlight on Brianne Paugh, Branch Manager and Attorney of Highland Title & Escrow’s Frederick and North Bethesda Offices
Today, we will be shining the spotlight on Brianne Paugh, Branch Manager and Attorney at Highland Title + Escrow’s Frederick and North Bethesda offices. (We shared a brief introduction here on our blog.) Brianne’s sixteen-year law and counting career began with an interest in real estate that goes … [Read more...] about Shining the Spotlight on Brianne Paugh, Branch Manager and Attorney of Highland Title & Escrow’s Frederick and North Bethesda Offices
The remote online notarization (“RON”) law adopted by Maryland on October 1, 2020, removed the requirement that a State commissioned notary must notarize in the actual physical presence of the individual whose signature requires notarization. Through the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, notary … [Read more...] about Maryland’s Revised Notary Law: Are You Compliant?
You have lived in your home for eight years, and you decide it’s time for an upgrade. Throughout the course of your ownership, you have made monthly payments regarding your mortgage loan. Part of the seller’s journey is to pay off your outstanding balance, as well as any existing credit line related … [Read more...] about Why is my loan payoff more than the principal balance on my last statement?
This is it! You have found THE ONE…the home of your dreams, and while a survey wasn’t required by your lender, you took the advice of the professionals at Highland Title + Escrow and had one done anyway. This is possibly the biggest purchase of your life so it’s important to know where your property … [Read more...] about My neighbor’s driveway is on my property. What’s next?