Ticor Tech Tip – 2020 County Recorders’ Office Holiday Schedule

With 2020 just around the corner, we have made our annual County Recorders’ Office Holiday Calendar available for download.

This Calendar shows the following useful information.

  • Which days of the year the County Recorders’ Office will be Closed
  • Last day of the month to sign Refinance
  • Which days of the year the Tax Payments are due

Follow the link below to download the 2020 Holiday Calendar now!

Ticor Tech Tip – Google Launched a New Privacy Tool – Why is this Important?

We are proud to say we have partnered with long time local area consumer protection advocate Herb Weisbaum of KOMO to bring you Technology and Title Tips.

KOMO Technology and Ticor Title Tips

Ticor Tech Tip – Announcing Our Easy to Use Online REET Calculator for 2020

Effective January 1st 2020 the new Graduated Real Estate Tax will go in effect. Our brand new simple and easy to use online REET Calculator will save you time and give you a clear understanding of what to expect in the coming year.

What is REET?

Real estate excise tax (REET) is a tax on the sale of real estate. The real estate excise tax is typically paid by the seller of the property, although the buyer is liable for the tax if it is not paid. The tax applies to the seller. The tax also applies to transfers of controlling interests (50% or more) in entities that own property in the state.

Try the New Online Calculator Below!

Ticor Tech Tip – How an ID Affidavit helps to Protect Your Transaction

What’s in a name? When a title company seeks to uncover matters affecting title to real property, the answer is, “Quite a bit.” An ID Affidavit provides title companies with the information they need to distinguish the buyers and sellers of real property from others with similar names. After identifying the true buyers and sellers, title companies may disregard the judgments, liens or other matters on the public records under similar names.

These are the two most common questions relating to ID Affidavits. 

  • What is an ID Affidavit?
  • What Does an ID Affidavit Do?

Follow the link below to read the answers and download the complete quick guide.

Ticor Tech Tip – Ticor Title & Herb Weisbaum of KOMO bring you Technology and Title Tips

We are proud to say we have partnered with long time consumer protection advocate and local area Herb Weisbaum of KOMO to bring you morning Technology and Title Tips.

KOMO Technology Tips

Ticor Title Tips

Listen to an informational KOMO and Ticor Tip below!

Ticor Tech Tip – I See Dead People – How Death and Probate can Impact a Transaction

There are three basic situations when the owner has died. Of course, each of these has additional variations, mostly relating to whether the deceased had a will, and whether or not the estate (with or without a will) is being probated. If there is a probated will, devisees (those named in a will) will get the property or the proceeds from the sale if it’s sold before the probate is closed. If there is no will, then state law provides who inherits. It can get complicated to work it all out.

  • First, the owner was single – not married or a domestic partner.
  • Second, the owner was married or a domestic partner, but it was separate property (not community property).
  • Third, the owner was married or a domestic partner and it was community property.

Follow the link below to learn more about Death & Probate.

Ticor Tech Tip – House Hunter Score Card – How to Streamline the Home Comparison Process

After weeks of looking, it may be easy for a buyer to forget what exactly they liked about homes they’ve viewed. Over time, the details may fade or become vague. However, the House Hunter Scorecard helps to keep a record by organizing and comparing what the buyer likes best about their top two or three home choices. With so many characteristics to assess and compare, it helps to have a tool that can itemize factors, clarify expectations, and build confidence that the home-buyer’s ultimate home choice is the best fit for their desired lifestyle.

Selecting Your Next Home is a Breeze with the House Hunter Scorecard. 

Ticor Title is happy to offer the House Hunter Scorecard, a simple tool designed to improve the home-buying experience.

Download Here

Ticor Tech Tip – Video Series – Why You Need Title and Escrow Today

Today’s homeowner stays in their home an average of 11-15 years. So it’s understandable that the typical home buyer may be unfamiliar with how escrow operates, what protection title insurance provides, and how to be ready for the escrow process when the time comes to make a real estate purchase. We’ve assembled a series of brief videos that provide an overview of escrow & title insurance as well as insights into what to look for in a title insurance company and how to be prepared for escrow closing.

Escrow & Title Insurance Videos

  • What is Escrow?
  • What is Title Insurance?
  • What to Look for in a Title Insurance Company?
  • What to Expect at Closing?

Follow the link below to watch these informational videos and to learn more.

Ticor Tech Tip – Ticor Title is Here For You – Dedicated, Professional, Resourceful

Your Ticor Sales Team has over 236 Years of Combined Industry Experience. Ticor Title has been steadily growing in the Puget Sound region with added locations, recruitment of additional local industry experts, refined processes, and ever-improving service levels. Our vast expertise can offer solutions to help grow your business in ways that are leading the marketplace. Stay up to date on the latest in Real Estate trends by partnering with your Ticor Sales Executive.

Contact your Ticor Title Sales Executive today about our latest tools and resources to help you in your business!

Ticor Tech Tip – What Happens After the Close of Escrow?

The time after you close on your property can be very exciting and sometimes feel like a whirlwind. We at Ticor Title are here for you throughout this process and want to ensure you have the best experience possible.

Outlined below are a few helpful tasks and processes you can expect after your property has closed.

  • Post Office change of address
  • Transfer the Utilities
  • Check with your local DMV to see if you need to update your Drivers License
  • Change your locks for better security
  • Keep an eye out for your Deed in the mail from the County Recorder’s Office

Follow the link below to download the complete quick guide.