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Standard v. Enhanced: Mechanic’s liens

Part 4 of a series As a homebuyer, you have the choice in the type of owner’s title insurance coverage. Throughout this series of comparing the two types of coverage (Standard Coverage vs. Enhanced Coverage) you have observed that the primary...

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Standard v. Enhanced: Building permits

Part 3 of a series So you’ve just completed the purchase and closing on your new “fixer-upper” home. Now it’s time to hire an architect and spend countless hours planning for a new addition to the family room. You submit an application for...

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Standard v. Enhanced: Land survey matters

Part 1 of a series As a homebuyer in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, you have a choice between two types of owner’s title insurance coverage — Standard (Limited) Coverage or Enhanced Coverage. When deciding on which coverage,...

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Title insurance Q&A

What will standard title insurance cost? Standard Owner’s Title Insurance premium is based on your purchase price. Enter your purchase price and answer a few other questions here to obtain an instant quote for the cost of both standard and...

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DC title insurance rates decrease

It seems like prices never go down. Gas prices have gone up, taxes have gone up, the 5-cent bag tax has increased the cost of shopping, etc. And yet, sometimes, if you look closely enough, you can find prices that actually do drop. In this...

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Real estate closing process in 6 steps

So you’ve submitted an order for settlement – what happens next? This is a common question we receive from homebuyers wanting to know the next step in the real estate closing process. In this article I will outline the steps that occur...

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