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Notice of Completion and What You Need to Know When Working with New Construction

There is definitely an uptick of new construction in East Tennessee and as a real estate professional, it's important that you are informed about issues that may affect your clients. One such thing to be familiar with is "Notice of Completion." The Notice of Completion is an instrument that can be recorded pursuant to TN [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Home Closing, Real Estate|0 Comments

Melrose Title Company Upgrades Free Title App

If you thought Melrose Title's FREE title app was already pretty great, you're going to love these latest updates! The Buyer Estimate has been redesigned to feature sections for the following: Home insurance Property tax prorations HOA dues prorations Impounds Lenders fees and other buyer expenses OR credits. Don't worry, it still includes allows you to save [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|For Buyers and Sellers, Real Estate, Realtors|0 Comments

How to Read Title Commitments

In the title business, we work with all sorts of different parties, from loan officers to real estate professionals, as well as consumers. All too often, there is confusion among these individuals about what a title commitment is as well as how to read one. It is and has been important for them to understand [...]

Going Through the Big D (And Don’t Mean Dallas): How Divorce Affects Real Property

We’re excited to present the latest in our series on the Melrose Title Company blog “Ask An Attorney.” This is a way for us to answer some of the more commonly asked questions and provide clarity and understanding for consumers. In this edition of “Ask An Attorney,” our own attorney Jessee Bundy addresses how divorce [...]

Buying and Selling Real Property Held in an Estate – Part I

We’re excited to present the latest in our series on the Melrose Title Company blog “Ask An Attorney.” This is a way for us to answer some of the more commonly asked questions and provide clarity and understanding for consumers. In this edition of “Ask An Attorney,” our own attorney Jessee Bundy addresses issues that [...]

What is the Good Funds Law and Why Should You Care?

Did you know there's something called the Residential Closing Funds Distribution Act of 2005 (a.k.a. the "Good Funds" Law)? The Residential Closing Funds Distribution Act of 2005 ("the Act") ensures that checks disbursed at the closing table are backed by good funds at the time of issuance and will not be dishonored when presented to [...]

Ask An Attorney: Is An Owner’s Policy Enough?

We're excited to present this new series on the Melrose Title Company blog "Ask An Attorney." This is a way for us to answer some of the more commonly asked questions and provide clarity and understanding for consumers. In this edition of "Ask An Attorney," our own attorney Jessee Bundy answers the question of whether [...]

By | June 27th, 2016|For Buyers and Sellers, Real Estate|0 Comments