Snohomish County Title & Escrow Information

May 8, 2023

How to Read a Snohomish County Tax Parcel ID Number?

What is in a parcel number? That question is something we don't hear to often yet the tax parcel ID is an integral part of owning a piece of real estate and here is brief overview with two graphics.

Sometimes parcel numbers, also known as tax ID numbers, can ...

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Feb. 10, 2023

What are the Different Types of Title Insurance Policies

What are the Different Types of Title Insurance Policies? In this blog post we'll briefly touch on common title insurance policies in Washington State.

Lender's Policy

If you've ever mortgaged a home, chances are you were required to purchase a title insurance policy. This Lender's Policy ...

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Oct. 4, 2022

What does the term Life of a Sale Escrow mean?

What does the term "Life of a Sale Escrow" mean in the real estate industry? The term "Life of a Sale Escrow" is a term referring to a process in the sale of real property which locally is commonly referred to as "Escrow" or "at Escrow". The below infographic details ...

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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

20 Reasons Why Title Insurance is ImportantTalking about title insurance isn't the sexiest real estate topics out there. Title insurance doesn't have all the bells and whistles of fancy advertising nor does it have the attraction of a HGTV show. However, Title insurance is the behind-the-scene work horse that keeps property owners safe from ...

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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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