Our industry focuses on doing all we can to keep our clients safe from fraud and scams, and we are constantly reminded through news reports that it does happen. The danger often seems very far away, so it’s easy to take this stance…”That could never happen to me.” Fraud comes in many shapes and … [Read more...] about A True Story of Identity Fraud
Shining our employee spotlight on Kathy Kallok, Processing Manager and Senior Processor for Highland Title + Escrow
We are ‘march’ing into this month’s employee spotlight and shining it on Kathy Kallok, Processing Manager and Senior Processor for Highland Title + Escrow. Born and raised in Fairfax County, Virginia, Kathy graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor of arts degree in History in 1989. … [Read more...] about Shining our employee spotlight on Kathy Kallok, Processing Manager and Senior Processor for Highland Title + Escrow
This will be part two of our series of questions you should ask your title and escrow provider. Let’s get to it. Who will be at settlement? Real estate agents representing the buyers and sellers may attend settlement. In some cases, a loan officer or mortgage broker may also attend. What … [Read more...] about Questions You Should Ask Your Title & Escrow Provider, Part Two
The Highland Title + Escrow professionals know title and escrow; after all, it’s in our name. What do those two words mean to you as a participant in a real estate transaction? You will hear the terms many times in your journey so today, let’s share some knowledge regarding their … [Read more...] about The Difference Between Title & Escrow
You’ve found the home of your dreams, and the money you are spending covers everything from the actual purchase price to closing costs. Homebuyers often feel they can’t afford to spend one more dime and could use a break. Is there a light at the end of the home purchase tunnel without breaking the … [Read more...] about How Do Closing Cost Credits Work?