Snohomish County Title & Escrow Information

Sept. 10, 2014

Does a Neighboring Parcel Have Easement Rights?

does an neighboring parcel have easement rights

Many of us have faced this, seen it action, or heard stories about it; neighboring property owners accessing a different part of their property through a gate. Not uncommon. I mean, it's nice and convenient. It allows the homeowner to park a boat, travel trailer, remove debris, and/or ...

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June 12, 2014

20 Reasons Title Insurance is Important

Reasons why Title Insurance is Important

Talking about title insurance isn't the sexiest real estate topics out there. Title insurance doesn't have all the pizazz and blinkies of fancy advertising nor does it have the attraction of a HGTV show. Title insurance is the behind the scene work horse that keeps property buyers safe ...

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April 17, 2014

What is Escrow and Why is it Needed in Snohomish County?

What is real estate escrow?

An escrow is an arrangement in which a neutral third party (the escrow agent) assembles and processes all of the components of a real estate transaction (including legal documents), records the transaction, and ultimately, disburses and distributes funds according to the buyer's and seller's instructions. Your transaction is ...

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March 18, 2014

Common Property Deeds in Snohomish County

Property deeds are the legal means by which real property transferred from owner to owner in Snohomish County. If you have purchased or sold a home then you've probably seen a 'legal description' or a 'statutory warranty deed' when writing and organizing a purchase and sale agreement or as ...

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Jan. 20, 2014

6 Common Ways to Hold Title in Snohomish County

Purchasing real estate, or real property, in Washington requires the purchaser to disclose which way they will be holding title. Taking title, in a real estate, is more commonly understood by how a person, or persons, owns real property. To much jargon? Easily enough. Holding title is how much ownership ...

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