A Certificate of Title

Near miss highlights the importance of searching ALL easements

A recent transaction has highlighted the importance of searching and examining encumbrances, especially easements. In the sale of a family home, an easement – one of two noted on the title – went unnoticed by the buyers’ real estate agent, leading to all kinds of unnecessary stress for both the buyers and the seller. Easements, …


Residential Settlements

Top tips to take ‘stress’ out of ‘mortgage’

AAP It is estimated that around 469,000 households will be suffering mortgage discomfort by December and the number of those in severe stress (facing a potential sale, foreclosure or forced refinance) could be as high as 267,000. How can at-risk borrowers stay out of trouble, save money and own their property sooner? Spokesperson for Mortgage …