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Why We Ask for Your Social Security Number

One of our most frequently asked questions is why we ask for social security numbers. Since 9/11, Title Companies have been required to run the Patriot Act Search on those involved in a Real Estate sale. It is also our

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UNDERSTANDING THE ALTA Settlement Statement

The ALTA Settlement Statement, also known as the HUD-1 Settlement Statement or simply the closing statement, is a standardized form used in real estate transactions in the United States. It is provided to both the buyer and the seller at

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What is Transfer Tax?

Transfer tax is a state-imposed tax on the transfer of real property from one party to another. This tax is typically calculated based on the property’s sale price or assessed value and is collected by the state or local government.

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Choosing the Right Mortgage Lender

As a Pennsylvania Title Company, we work with over 100 mortgage lenders every month. We interact with their mortgage originators, processors, and back office teams.  There is a very real difference between lenders and the customer experience they deliver. Here

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