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Understanding Title Insurance and Its Importance

Investing in title insurance is a wise decision that protects your property rights and provides peace of mind. To ensure a smooth closing process and comprehensive protection for your investment, work with a trusted Jacksonville title attorney at Atlantic Coast Title and Escrow.

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What is the Truth-in-Millage (TRIM) Act?

The Truth-in-Millage Act, commonly known as TRIM, is a Florida law that regulates property tax rates and requires transparency in the property tax assessment process. Here is an overview of how the TRIM Act works.

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What Are Common Title Issues You May Encounter When Buying a Home?

If you plan to purchase a home in Florida, you should thoroughly search for any potential title issues that could jeopardize your ownership.

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How Long Does Title Insurance Last?

Buying and selling property can be complex due to the various legal, financial, and regulatory aspects involved. Hiring a title and escrow attorney makes the process easier.

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Save Our Homes - Portability

Florida’s Portability law allows property owners to transfer their “Save Our Homes” benefit earned on a previous Homestead property to their new Homestead property.

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What Happens During the Title Curative Process?

Title defects can occur due to unresolved liens or encumbrances, human error, fraud, or incorrect documentation. Problems in the title are one of the reasons we use title insurance to protect both the buyer and their lender from potential financial loss.

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What are the Closing Costs for Sellers in Florida?

If you're a Florida homeowner preparing to sell your property, you need to understand the fees and expenses involved in closing, otherwise known as closing costs.

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What Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Know

By understanding the steps involved in a home purchase, you can place an offer on a home you like and get your offer accepted quickly. Here is what every first-time home buyer should know.

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Common Ways to Take Title to Florida Residential Real Property

In this blog post, learn more about titles, tenancy in common, joint tenancy with the right of survivorship, and tenancy by entirety in Florida.

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Pros and Cons of A Short Sale in Florida

The legal professionals at Atlantic Coast Title & Escrow are here to help explain the advantages and disadvantages of a short sale to help you make a well-informed decision.

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4 Things Every Realtor Should Look for in a Title Company

In this article, we discuss 4 things that every realtor should look for in a title company, especially when recommending that title company to clients.

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Top Ways to Expedite Closing on Your Home in Florida

Are you buying property in Florida? There are a few things you can do to expedite your closing process.

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3 Tips for Avoiding Title Disputes When Buying a House

If you are considering buying a house or property in Florida and need help making the process smooth, Jacksonville title insurance attorneys at Atlantic Coast Title and Escrow can help.

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3 Times Your Real Estate Sale Could Fall Through Before Closing

These are a few issues that can lead to late-stage exits in real estate transactions. In addition, if there are contingencies in place, you may not be able to get the earnest funds even though the property is not crossing the finish line.

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The Role of the Home Inspector in Your Florida Home Purchase

When purchasing a home, you need to understand the dynamics of a home inspection.

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Florida Real Estate: What is Escrow and How Does it Work?

Escrow often occurs between the time the seller agrees to the offer and when the buyer acquires ownership of the property. Here's everything you need to know about escrow in Florida.

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What You Need to Know About the Closing of a Home

If you're a first-time home buyer, here are some things that might shed some light on what you're going through.

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The Effects of Rising Interest Rates and Florida Real Estate

At Atlantic Coast Title and Escrow, we are committed to helping you make the right real estate purchase or sale decisions.

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Why Should I Work with a Florida Title and Escrow Company?

When you work with a Title and Escrow company, you have trusted partners that will protect your interests, whether you’re buying or selling a home.

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Understanding the Importance of Title Insurance in Florida

At Atlantic Coast Title and Escrow we have exceptional real estate selling and buying expertise. We can answer any question you have and offer the best solution to your title insurance needs in Florida.

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Escrow Disputes in Jacksonville, FL

A skilled escrow and title attorney can review your contract and advise you on the best options regarding escrow disagreement procedures.

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What is Escrow in Florida, and How Does it Work?

If you plan to buy or sell a property in Florida, it is important to understand what escrow is and how it works. In this article, we explain what escrow is and how it works in Florida.

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Can You Use A Power of Attorney to Close on a Home?

Whether you plan to close on your home in person or through a POA, the Jacksonville closing attorneys at Atlantic Coast Title and Escrow can help you handle every aspect of your home closing.

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When is Probate Needed?

In this blog post learn how probate proceedings may affect title rights and what you need to know to avoid delays during estate closings.

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What Tax Exemptions Are There For Homeowners In Florida?

If you are purchasing a home or are a new homeowner, you may have questions about property tax and how your property tax bill will be paid.

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What is Required to Close On a House?

If you are purchasing a home for the first time and are unsure of what you need to close on your home, here are some of the things you need to bring with you on closing day.

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When Can a Buyer Back out of a Home Purchase?

Whatever the reasons are for the buyer's agreement cancellation, there could be significant financial repercussions affecting you or the seller.

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What Does a Title Search Reveal?

Completing the purchase can come with a few challenges. One of the most critical aspects of a home purchase is conducting a property title search.

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The 5 Most Common Title Problems (And How To Avoid Them)

Too often, issues with a home’s title go unnoticed until a homebuyer has already closed on the home. But title problems can cause significant delays or even halt the purchase entirely until they’re resolved.

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Understanding The Different Ways That People Can Take Title In The State Of Florida

One of the last things a new homeowner thinks about when closing on a new home is how they want to take their title. But it’s important to understand the different ways that a title to residential real estate can be held in the state of Florida, and which option might be right for you. In this blog, we’ll explain the four common ways that people can take the title for a new home in Florida.

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Do I Need A Closing Attorney In Florida? Yes – And Here’s Why!

Florida law does not require either the buyer or seller of a home to hire an attorney. But does that mean you don’t need one? Not necessarily!

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The Truth About Title Insurance

In this blog post, we discuss a few commonly asked questions about title insurance. This information, however, does not replace the value of seeking legal advice from an experienced title attorney.

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What Does Title Insurance Cover in Jacksonville Beach?

Day in and day out, the real estate team here at Atlantic Coast Title & Escrow proudly works with individuals, families and businesses from all over Jacksonville to make their lives easier when it comes to buying and selling property in Florida. In this blog post we wanted to address a question we get asked a lot by clients at our Jacksonville Beach office: what does title insurance actually cover? Keep reading to learn more about title insurance.

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What Is A Title Examination?

When you purchase real estate, the title transfer for the property is what legally completes the sale. However, sometimes the seller does not have a clear title to transfer and there are debts or other limitations attached to the title that the buyer does not want to inherit. A title examination is one of the most important steps of the home buying process because it reduces the risk of title issues.

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The Real Estate Closing Process

In this blog post, we want to share a high-level overview of the closing process so that you know what to expect when going through the process for the first time.

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Announcing Our Newest Partner, Christina Tatum!

We are excited to formally announce that Christina Tatum is a partner at Atlantic Coast Title & Escrow!

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Welcome to Our New Website!

Atlantic Coast Title & Escrow is excited to welcome you to our newly designed website!

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