Introducing LiveLook Interactive Prelims

Prelims Never Looked so Good

Our recently implemented LiveLook title document delivery system provides 24/7 real-time access to all information related to a title insurance transaction. The visually pleasing and intuitive interface is mobile-friendly resulting in greater convenience, improved accessibility, and a better overall closing experience. 

Our clients and consumers may access their title reports, exception documents and an easy-to-use summary page with color categorized exceptions that help to visually prioritize and address issues that may impede the closing process.

What do I get with LiveLook Prelim?

  • Reviewing your title report just got easier!
  • Easy to read summary page including yellow and red flagged exceptions
  • Quick links to Underlying Documents, Property Taxes, Supplements, Easements, CC&Rs
  • Vesting Deed and Exhibit A
  • Share feature allows you to send your LiveLook report to others
  • Option to sign up for title updates
  • Provides access to Request Updated CPL and Proposed Insured

What are Yellow and Red Flagged Exceptions?

Yellow Flags are items you typically expect to see on a title report but require some action such as Deed of Trust or current property taxes. These items likely have to be paid at closing.

Red Flags are items you would not expect to see on a title report and could impede the closing, such as liens judgements, and court actions. Also included are items that present challenges such as HERO, Solar and Credit Line Deed of Trust.

How to access the LiveLook Report

How do I access the LiveLook Report?

When you receive your Preliminary Report, you’ll notice that we’ve added a LiveLook link on the cover page.  Click the link to access your interactive report.

How do I share my LiveLook Report? 

Look for the Share button at the top of the LiveLook report. You’ll see a popup box that allows you to send the report via email.

How do I sign up for LiveLook update notifications?

Simply click the Follow button at the top of your report and enter your email address to be notified automatically when there’s an update to your report.  

Escrow Signing out of the Country by a Member of the Military

Commanding Officer as Notary

Settlement agents often close transactions involving principals who may be actively serving in the United States Military and stationed abroad. The principal’s commanding officer can act as the notary. The form acknowledgment is not one created by the settlement agent, instead it is created and attached by the commanding officer.

Sample Acknowledgement

Below is a sample acknowledgment used to acknowledge the signature of a member of military. Notice it does not have a notary seal. That is perfectly acceptable and it will not be rejected by the recorder’s office for recordation. All recorder’s offices have samples of acceptable acknowledgments, including the below sample military acknowledgment.

Sample form of Military Acknowledgement
This article was originally published in Fraud Insights.

Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act – FAQs

In March of 2018, Governor Inslee signed the Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (WUCIOA) and it took effect on July 1, 2018. The bill created a new chapter in the Revised Code of Washington that governs the formation, management, and termination of condos, co-ops, and planned communities (Common Interest Communities or “CICs”). Below is a summary of the who, what, when, where, and why of the act.

Who does the act apply to?

All new common interest communities meeting minimum requirements, or existing communities who “opt in” by amending existing CCRs.

What does the act do?

  • Applies to the Formation, Management and Termination of “Common Interest Communities” (CIC)
  • Affects how new CICs are created in Declaration of CCRs and Map
  • Existing HOAs and Condos may Opt-In by Amendment
  • Affects new Construction Sale of Units by requirement of Public Offering Statement
  • Affects Re-sales of Units by requirement of Resale Certificates
  • Form 22CIC must be completed on MLS Purchase and Sale Agreements for properties that are CICs
  • Typically any new Plat or Condo which has 13 or more “Units/ Lots” and bills dues over $300 annually

When did the act take effect?

Effective July 1, 2018

Where does the act apply?

Washington State

Why was the act created?

  • To create standardization of certain aspects of CCR’s/ HOA’s/ COA’s, in connection to individual units of real estate which share Common Interest Areas.
  • To promote transparency in Boards and standardized access for Owners to Board meetings and information.
  • To Standardize Notice of Meetings of Board and to extend collections on unpaid dues to 6 years recovery.
  • To Provide ample information to new Buyers with Public Offering Statements and Re-Sale Certificates, with mandatory time to review before purchasing Unit.
  • To provide Associations with simplified remedies to revise outdated CCRs.

Questions on your transaction?

Call Ticor Title Company for clarification on how WUCIOA impacts the Title in your transaction.

Ticor Title Officers/branches

Randi Elliott – Title Officer 253-393-9812
Mike Wilson – Title Officer 253-765-7258
Charie Winburn – Title Officer 425-586-6969
Christina Hughes – Title Officer 425-434-4005
Georgia Hallett – Sr Title Officer 425-586-6966
Danny Osborn – Title Officer 253-904-1144
Reid Vance – Title Manager 206-393-0921
Sean Barragan – Title Officer 253-904-1150
Adrienne Kerbs – Title Officer 509-742-5310
Matt Buster – Title Officer 509-742-5306

Ticor Welcomes April Richter, Lisa Christensen and Rhonda Snyder


We are thrilled to announce the addition of April Richter, Lisa Christensen and Rhonda Snyder to the Ticor Title team.  They each bring a depth of experience and a customer oriented approach to building business that will provide tremendous value to our clients in the Puget Sound region.

April Richter

April works as a closer in our Ticor Title Lynnwood office, with a proactive approach that focuses on stress-free transactions for her clients. 

She started her career in 1989 at an independent escrow firm, later accepting a position with a major title company where she became a top performer closing a variety of transactions including foreclosures, short sales, 1031s, resales, refinances and builder & new construction. With 30 years in the industry, she has seen a lot of changes but one thing remains the same; the importance of positive and proactive communication during the closing process. Her goal is shared by her entire team here at Ticor Title Lynnwood.

April enjoys giving back to those in need, serving the community through Sandwich Sunday in Pioneer Square Park and trips to Mexico with the group Feeding Los Cabos Kids. In her free time she likes to hang out with her rescue dog Chance and enjoys boating when the weather permits.

Lisa Christensen

Lisa is our Branch Manager for Ticor Title Bellevue, where she oversees the Bellevue branch in closing real estate transactions from start to finish. This includes both purchase transaction as well as refinances.

She has worked in the real estate industry in many different capacities, starting in land development, then moving into a paralegal position for a real estate attorney where she was eventually drawn into the escrow department during the mid-90’s refinance boom. Lisa has also owned her own mobile signing company, before taking a job in title and escrow where she obtained her LPO license. While managing one of the highest-volume closing desks she was asked to take on the task of managing her branch. She eventually moved into a state manager role where she discovered her passion for leading, mentoring, and the joy of helping others grow.  Lisa thrives on being detail oriented and loves organization.

Lisa enjoys reading and traveling anywhere there is water and a beach, but most of all spending time with her husband, daughter, pups and friends.

Rhonda Snyder

Rhonda Snyder has recently joined the Ticor Title Sales Team, and she is eager to provide additional support and value on behalf of our Everett and Lynnwood branches.

Rhonda is very well-rounded with over 30 years  in the real estate industry.  She has experience as a Realtor, Managing Broker and Owner of a real estate company as well as working in title and escrow services for over 15 years. She has a vast knowledge of our business and leverages that knowledge to help our partners accomplish their goals

In Rhonda’s free time she enjoys cooking, golfing, and traveling to warm places. 

April Richter
LPO / Escrow Closer 
19020 33rd Avenue W 
Suite 550
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Lisa Christensen
Escrow Branch Manager / LPO / Escrow Closer
11400 SE 8th St Suite 110
Bellevue, WA 98004

Rhonda Snyder
Sales Executive
19020 33rd Avenue W 
Suite 550
Lynnwood, WA 98036