HOME CLOSING 101
DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT ON CLOSING DAY?
Most people don’t. And that can lead to some uneasiness. But help is here. The American Land Title Association®, or ALTA®, has created a website featuring information every homebuyer can use to help familiarize themselves with the closing process before walking into the closing.
THE HOME CLOSING 101 SITE
At Home Closing 101 you will find information you can use to prepare yourself for closing. The site covers topics such as title insurance, escrow fees and closing costs. So when the time comes to sign on the dotted line you’ll feel fully prepared.
Home Closing 101 is especially helpful for first time buyers. Buying a house is an exciting time and the more you know about the process, the more relaxed you’ll be going through it. Spend a little time on the site and you can walk through the home-buying process, receiving explanations for each step and helpful hints on how to find the right people to help you on your journey to homeownership.
WHAT IS THE AMERICAN LAND TITLE ASSOCIATION?
STEWART TITLE - THE CLOSING PROCESS SIMPLIFIED
Founded in 1907, the American Land Title Association (ALTA) is the national trade association and voice of the title insurance industry. ALTA members search, review and insure land titles to protect home buyers and mortgage lenders who invest in real estate.
ALTA members advocate safe and efficient transfer of real estate and insist on high standards when searching land title records and preparing insurance documents. The industry seeks to eliminate risk before insuring, which provides home buyers with the best possible chance of avoiding land title problems. But, title difficulties can and do occur, and members offer both Owner’s and Lender’s title insurance policies as effective safeguards.