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Title insurance: Consider how much it could cost you not to get it

Title insurance: Consider how much it could cost you not to get it

For a one-time fee, homebuyers reap peace of mind When buying a home, you may wonder about the true value of having title insurance. After all, the one-time cost of title insurance comes due at the time of closing on your property, when you’re likely already crunching numbers to understand each expense that arises and…

What is title vesting?

What is title vesting?

Here’s what you need to know about title vesting and which option is right for you. When it’s time to purchase a property, you may be wondering to yourself, “What is title vesting?” Beyond that, it’s helpful to know the different ways a buyer can hold title to the property and which method of title…

NOW HIRING: Closing Specialist

NOW HIRING: Closing Specialist

CLOSING SPECIALIST River Valley Title Group is seeking candidates for the position of Closing Specialist to represent the company in our Winona office. This position requires the ability to develop business relationships with mortgage lenders and Realtors, process title orders, and facilitate mortgage closings. If not licensed already, the candidate must be able to become…

How much are closing fees, and what do they cover?

How much are closing fees, and what do they cover?

Understanding closing costs is essential when buying property When the time to close on your mortgage loan approaches, your Realtor will likely brief you on your expected closing fees. Since most people don’t purchase property every day, these costs might otherwise come as a surprise to you. But understanding closing costs is important — particularly…

Job Opportunities: Title Administrator & Closing Specialist

Job Opportunities: Title Administrator & Closing Specialist

TITLE ADMINISTRATOR River Valley Title Group is seeking candidates for the position of Title Administrator to represent the company in our Onalaska office. This position requires the ability to develop business relationships with mortgage lenders and Realtors, process title orders, and facilitate mortgage closings. Starting pay is based on experience.     CLOSING SPECIALIST River…

3 Tips for a COVID-safe Closing

3 Tips for a COVID-safe Closing

The world of real estate is adjusting to a different world COVID-19 has put much of the world on pause, yet real estate transactions continue. The key for buyers, sellers and all real estate and title professionals is to ensure we’re making wise choices that protect our health and health of others. The stakes are…

Real Estate Agents and Lenders Beware: Wire Fraud is Growing

Real Estate Agents and Lenders Beware: Wire Fraud is Growing

“I never thought it would happen to me” is a growing refrain from victims of real estate wire fraud. The sentence, shared by First American Title Company’s Michele Green, is one that’s becoming increasingly common as fraudster’s tactics grow in sophistication. It’s a problem that can be financially devastating to agents and lenders, begging the…

What to look for in a title insurer

What to look for in a title insurer

You have the right to choose a title insurance company you know and trust Buying a house can be an intense and exhilarating experience, and you want the right people on your side, working on your behalf. But when it comes to title insurance, many homebuyers forget that they have the right to choose a…

Title insurance vanquishes ghosts of real estate: the top 5 most common title problems

Title insurance vanquishes ghosts of real estate: the top 5 most common title problems

When fearing the unknown is a good thing Often referred to as the “fundamental fear,” there’s one time you should always act on your fear of the unknown, and that’s when you’re buying real estate. Enter title insurance. A solid title insurance company will search in the closet and under the bed to find any…

Congratulations to Lois Beissel

Congratulations to Lois Beissel

River Valley Title Group (RVTG) is pleased to announce the promotion of Lois Beissel to Business Manager. Since joining RVTG in 2017, Lois has been a leader and mentor to her fellow staff, focused on efficiency and providing our clients with the highest customer service. While taking on the additional duties of her new role…

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