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Recently our Escrow Officers and staff have noticed that earnest monies are being mailed to escrow instead of being hand delivered. Escrow is not officially opened until the escrow earnest money funds are deposited into escrow. If the Tucson Processing and Distribution Center of the USPS closes, which has been discussed, then mail within Tucson will take longer and the escrow earnest monies will be delayed further when mailed. Once an accepted contract is in hand the escrow earnest monies should accompany the contract upon the opening of escrow.
The best method for delivering the escrow earnest money is to deliver the funds with the contract or contact one of our Business Development team members and have your contract, along with the escrow earnest monies check, picked up. The earnest monies should be in the form of a cashiers check. A wire is also an acceptable method of delivery. By contacting one of our highly skilled escrow officers you can obtain the wire instructions for your transaction.
As you can see when a buyer mails an escrow earnest money check, this will cause a delay in the opening of the escrow which may breach the terms of the contract. If you are uncertain what forms of escrow earnest monies are acceptable, contact your escrow officer. A complete list of our branches can be found here!
If you have questions or comments concerning this blog post contact Brigitte Echave – 520-722-2578 or Brigitte@LeverageExchange.com.
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Did you catch the story that Inside Tucson Business ran on October 12, 2012? Title Security Agency is celebrating its 40th year anniversary which is no small accomplishment. Considering the changes which have occurred from 1970 to 2012, Title Security Agency has been known to be innovative, entrepreneurial and always on the cutting edge of whatever is new in the real estate industry. The changes in our industry and the world are vast and well detailed in the story run by Inside Tucson Business. Tom Sullivan Jr. attributes the many successes of the company to the employees who make Title Security the great company it is. Go to Inside Tucson Business to read the full story. Read More. Tell us what you think, we would love to hear from you, our customer!
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Are you looking for a way to make a difference? Title Security Agency is always looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of others in our community. If you would like to join us, please consider donating your new or gently used shoes for a good cause. Any shoes collected will go to Casas de los Ninos, the Primavera Foundation or to Soles 4 Souls.
If you would like to donate contact Ellen Gille at email@example.com. Help make a difference in the life of someone else!
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY
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At Title Security Agency (TSA) we have a community service committee designed to assist the employees of TSA perform community service throughout Tucson. The committee meets to determine where a group of employees might volunteer together as a team and meet the needs of the Tucson community.
Below are the upcoming community service projects and drives we have planned:
Tomorrow, Saturday, September 22nd and Saturday October 20th, 10:45 a.m. to approximately noon – Make sandwiches for the Casa Maria Catholic Workers House to distribute to the hungry, poor and homeless – at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1800 N. Camino Pio Decimo, Tanque Verde Room – If interested, just show up and make sandwiches and assemble sack lunches, over 600 lunches are made in two hours. Employees, friends, family members and children welcome. (This event occurs every four weeks).
Saturday, October 13th, 9:00 a.m. to noon – Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, 3003 S. Country Club, #221 – Pack food boxes on an assembly line. This is a 3 hour commitment. This is our third time doing this event, it is work, but, we have a lot of fun. Employees, friends and family members are welcome to join in, must be 16 years old and must wear closed-toed shoes, no sandals. If you wish to participate, please RSVP to Ellen Gille (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 5h.
During the month of September – Did you know that over 1.5 billion pairs of shoes lay idle in American closets? We are having a new and gently used men’s, women’s and children’s shoe drive to benefit Primavera, Casas de los Ninos and Soles for Souls. We have placed a collection box at the Main Office.
The picture contained herein is of a recent Ben’s Bell event!
Please consider joining in – together we can make a difference!
The TSA Community Service Committee
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Has an investor ever asked you what happens if my exchange fails? When do I, the investor, report the income? Does the escrow agent report the income? The September Newsletter by Leverage Exchange Group, LLC (one of our subsidiaries) gives some great information on the subject. Check out the September 2012 Newsletter:
Straddling a Tax Year – Failed Exchange Tax Reporting – September 2012 Newsletter
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Congrats and thank you!
Liz Nguyen Henderson's Photos
Congrats to our family friends, Natalie & Ruben, who are signing for their new home with Pam Cox's substitute, Angie. You're here in Spirit Pam! Thank you Zach Mooney and Derrick of the Presidential Team at Nova Home Loans for bringing the money and to Heather Chumbler of 2-10 Home Warranty.
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Often the Escrow Agent and Seller’s Real Estate Agent are approached during a transaction with a request from the Seller to use a Power of Attorney on the sale transaction. One immediate question that comes to mind: Is the transaction a Short Sale? If so, you may want to avoid the use of a Power of Attorney for this transaction. When the use of the Power of Attorney is unavoidable the tips here may be useful. Be aware that Escrow, Title & the Seller’s Lender/Servicer will want to review the Power of Attorney. The Power of Attorney must be approved for use by the Escrow, Title & the Seller’s Lender/Servicer. The Power of Attorney should be submitted to all parties well in advance of the closing to avoid delays at the closing.
Be sure to cover this issue with the servicer as early in the transaction as possible. Ask your Escrow Officer at Title Security Agency about completing a Specific Power of Attorney for this transaction. Once the Seller has signed, before a notary public, the Power of Attorney the original should be delivered to escrow, preferably well in advance of the closing on the short sale transaction.
Your Escrow Officer at Title Security Agency stands ready to assist you with your Short Sale closing and welcomes any questions you may have. A list of the Escrow Officers for Title Security Agency can be found on our website here.
June 28 in Blog by Title Security No Comments
If you are a first time home buyer, these tips are good for the first time home buyer. Buying a home for the first time is an exciting time. With this excitement also comes details. The first time home buyer can find useful tips in this article and can avoid some common pitfalls. Take advantage of this information then you will want to look at these tips.First Time Home Buyer Tips
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Wonderful tools for the agent on the go! Check it out.
Sell On the Go with Your iPad
We’re honored to have Matthew Ferrara share his knowledge and wisdom on the technologies you can use to benefit your business. – The KCM Crew Get ready for a whole new level of mobile sales productivity – with an iPad!
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TUCSON REAL ESTATE EDUCATION
Title Security Agency is a company founded on innovation and one that embraces entrepreneurial endeavors. To that vein, Title Security Agency is committed to providing continuing real estate education classes in Tucson. Our goal is to be a go to source for anyone, in Tucson and beyond, seeking CE credits for real estate license renewal. When looking for educational opportunities, check out our real estate education classes located on our calendar here. Our focus has always been to provide the Tucson real estate community with practical knowledge as well sound technical information, necessary for successful real estate transactions. Real Estate Education is paramount to the success of each party involved in the closing process. Every month we hold educational classes for our staff and encourage our team members to seek learning opportunities within the community. Title Security is dedicated to providing venues that allow for consistent continuing education.
Whether you have 2 or 22 years of real estate experience, the main purpose of real estate education is to ensure that you remain familiar with the changes that are always impacting our business. The knowledge we can glean from others in the business as well as the situations we encounter every day are invaluable. The continued growth and success of our businesses as well as the personal growth received through continuing real estate education may sometimes be overlooked but are none the less extremely valuable to each and every one of us.
Every month Title Security Agency hosts the C. David McVay Schools in our training room located at our main office on Tanque Verde. Over the past few decades, David McVay has been there to guide and educate real estate professionals. He spends many hours pouring over current data and information on the industry and stays current on changes so that he can convey these changes during his seminars. His humor only adds to the information you receive and allows each participant a moment to laugh at situations they themselves have probably encountered at some time during their tenure in the real estate business.
The real estate finance industry is constantly changing. The credit class or real estate finance class always contains current information. These two classes offer many suggestions for solving credit and finance issues. Investors are making their way back into the market and the finance class as well as credit class will help to load your investor tool box with ideas on how to help your investor with their lending and credit issues. Speaking of investors another class that is offered each month through the TSA monthly education is the 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange class.
The 1031 Exchange class is valuable to the Realtor® that wants to assist their investor clients in maximizing their returns on each investment property. Whether an investor is looking to sell now or in the future the information obtained in the class is invaluable. More investors are returning to the marketplace and getting the latest information relating to this subject will only enhance your business.
As you can see Title Security Agency remains committed to your professional growth and success. Find a class that works for you, visit our class calendar today! Remember, Title Security Agency is your partner when it comes to Tucson Real Estate Education.
If you have questions or comments concerning this blog post contact Brigitte Echave – 520-722-2578 or Brigitte@LeverageExchange.com. Visit Leverage Exchange Group.