Category Archive: Title Insurance

Remote Online Notarization & ALTA Support

Remote Online Notarization & ALTA Support U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) have reintroduced the bipartisan bill, The Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic (SECURE) Notarization Act of 2021 (Senate Bill 1625)  that would allow for immediate nationwide use of remote online notarization (RON) – this would allow the notary […]

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Title Insurers’ Crazy 2020 Year

Title Insurers’ Crazy 2020 Year It should come as no surprise to escrow and title officers – 2020 was an incredibly busy time for the title industry. According to a recent report from the American Land Title Association, title insurers wrote $19.2 billion in premiums. That’s nearly a 22% increase from $15.8 billion in 2019. […]

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Stop! Closing Time!

Stop! Closing Time! Semisonic’s song, “Closing Time,” might come to mind when you are itching to close on your first-ever home and become an official homeowner: “Closing time, open all the doors and let you out into the world” Except – when exactly is “closing time” for the real estate world? How long can you […]

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Understanding Escrow

Understanding Escrow Let Pacific Alliance help you understand a little bit more about the real estate lingo – and hey – you can always improve your score in Scrabble too, can’t you? If you’re currently in the process (or about to be in the process) of purchasing a home, then you’ve probably heard the word […]

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Super Star- Elizabeth Morgan

Elizabeth Morgan is a Title Officer for our Pacific Alliance Yakima, Washington branch. Previously, Elizabeth was a Florida real estate agent when she started to have an interest for the closing process! Elizabeth enjoys problem solving and helping clients achieve their real estate dreams. Outside of the office, Elizabeth enjoys cooking real homemade food, knitting, […]

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Social Distancing and Business Growth

Even while COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, the housing market marches on. With various state restrictions in place to maintain social distancing, it might be difficult to reach your clients as you once used to. Check out our Resources and Tools: Our blog publishes frequent real estate market updates to the local area. […]

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How to Read a Title Report

You have a packet of information to review and now what? One of the most important documents to look over before closing on your home is the title report. Think of the title report, like a background check of the property. This report will give the full history of the property and flag any issues […]

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The Local Difference

The Yakima market was recently recognized as Washington’s fastest- growing economy for 2017. What can Yakima locals do to retain this title for 2018? Invest in the local economy. In an age of technology and easy online ordering we can get caught up in the corporate spending. Adding some mindful spending to your budget can […]

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Why You Need Title Insurance

A scenario we often hear about starts with a party who encourages the buyer (or seller) to “Save some money” and “handle it outside of escrow” Sometimes the buyer even gives money up front to hold the house, with no contract, no assurances. These people often lose their money, and it’s not just because the […]

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Two Lots. No Insurance

A property owner subdivided her property into two lots. She kept one lot and decided to sell the other lot to an acquaintance. She conveyed the new, second lot by quit claim deed. The new owner built a house on his new property and took up residence. Sometime later, the new owner received notice that […]

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