Common Title Obstacles

The following items require added clearance and processing time for escrow and title. Avoid delays by providing as much information as you can as soon as possible. Bankruptcies Probates Foreclosures Establishing Fact of Death – Joint Tenancy Use of, Proper Execution of Power of Attorney Family Trust Business Trust Recent Construction Physical Inspection Findings – …

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Fewer U.S. homes underwater as prices rise

Fewer U.S. homes underwater as prices rise More than 1.3 million U.S. homeowners who owed more on their mortgages than their homes were worth have regained equity this year,  Santa Ana-based data firm CoreLogic says. Increases in home values are giving homeowners not only more equity but the ability to refinance. Nationwide, home values saw the biggest annual …

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Understanding Foreclosure

Understanding Foreclosure It is an unfortunate commentary, but when economic activity declines and housing activity decreases, more real property enters the foreclosure process. High interest rates and creative financing arrangements also are contributing factors. When prices are rapidly accelerating during a real estate “bonanza”, many people go to any lengths available to get into the …

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Real Estate Fraud

Property Documents California’s challenging real estate market has made property fraud and other related schemes more prevalent. The Clerk-Recorder Department provides for the examining and recording of all documents dealing with establishing ownership of real property or land in Orange County.  The department also records other documents, such as deeds of trust, reconveyances, liens and …

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