Blog - Month: October 2017

Month: October 2017

Why Should You Get a Title Search?

By Andrea Robinson
October 19, 2017 Category: Title Search

Buying a new home? Before starting this process, there are several steps you should take before jumping right into the process. One of those steps is considering a title search. A title search, also called a property search, is a process of retrieving document evidencing events that determine interests and regulations concerning that property. What could go wrong if you dont have this search done? Lets look at a few examples. A lot comes with buying a new home and there can be issues that arise unexpectedly. An example of that could be a lien. There are varying types of liens that can be placed on the property you are trying to buy. These can make it hard when are trying to buy a home and save money. Common liens are for the amount of money you have borrowed from the mortgage company to pay for the house you have acquired. While getting a title search, you want to make sure to check for title insurance and protect yourself from all the unexpected future claims to your house

Protecting Your Real Estate Transactions

By Andrea Robinson
October 19, 2017 Category: Protecting Realestate Transactions

An alarming statistic released by the American Land Title Association suggests that nearly 30% of Realtors or their clients have been victims of some type of wire fraud. These scams often take millions of dollars from unsuspecting consumers each and every year. It has turned into a growing problem. Understanding the risks, however, enables you to combat threats such as wire fraud. The process of diligence also allows clients and real estate agents to save millions and not fear wire fraud or related scams and safely conduct property transactions. So, what do you look for? How do you protect yourself? Wire Fraud occurs when hackers commit to compromising an individuals email account. Sophisticated techniques are often used to then scan a persons emails for specific content related to financial or upcoming real estate transactions. The hackers will often reach out to you with very well presented templates which look official in an attempt to persuade you into submitting

The Best Fall Hiking Trails in Cleveland

By Andrea Robinson
October 05, 2017 Category: General

Did you know there are hundreds of miles of hiking trails across the more than 23,000 acres of the Cleveland Metroparks? Every reservation has a variety of vistas and terrains. The temperate climate and small rugged hills beckon to those who have a thirst for nature. A hike enjoyed in one of Ohios many state parks or nature preserves is sure to awaken the senses and leave you begging for more. One of the largest Metroparks in the state is Mill Creek Park. There are actually fourteen hiking trails in the park, all of which are worthy of a good hike. However, the best hikes are two specific trails: East Gorge Walk and West Gorge Trail. The Lake Trail is one of the best, especially during Fall! We have compiled a list of hiking trails around Cleveland to explore just for you. Of course, there are many more to explore, but this is a good start! Cleveland Metroparks Scenic Park Loop Trail Upper Shaker Lakes Trail Squires Castle Forest Hill Park Loop Ohio Erie Canal