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What is Title Insurance?

As real estate is the nation’s largest market, its purchase and sale is essential to the health of the U.S. economy. However, these transactions are never ...
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7. What is Escrow?

“Escrow” is a term that describes the neutral third-party handling of funds, documents, and tasks specific to the closing (or
settlement, as it is also known), as outlined on ...
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6. Why Get Title Insurance?

Have you ever wondered why you need title insurance? Every property has a history and a thorough title search can help uncover any title defects tied to ...
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Re-Affirmation of Mortgages in Bankruptcy

By Michael Selinfreund, Esq., President/General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc. Agent for Commonwealth/Fidelity & First American A reaffirmation agreement is a document signed by ...
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Colorado Non-Resident Real Estate Sale Withholding Requirements

By Michael Selinfreund, Esq., President/General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc., Agent for Commonwealth/Fidelity & First American  Colorado imposes a withholding requirement on corporations ...
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CFPB – TRID Facts and Frequently Asked Questions Effective 12.1.2015

For facts and frequently asked questions surrounding the TRID “Know Before you Owe” rule, you can download this comprehensive guide.  We make compliance a priority and ...
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Important Recent Changes to FIRPTA Regarding Federal Tax Withholding For Foreign Sellers

by Michael Selinfreund, President/General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc. February 24, 2016 This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal ...
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FSBO Tips! “For Sale by Owner” Basics -With Informative Video Presentation

By Michael Selinfreund, Esq., President/General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc., Agent for Commonwealth/Fidelity and First American Selling by owner has gotten much easier in ...
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1031 Exchanges of Real Property – Part 3 of 3

By Michael Selinfreund, President / General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc. This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal nor ...
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1031 Exchanges of Real Property – Part 2 of 3

by Michael Selinfreund, President/General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc.  This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice December 23, ...
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1031 Exchanges of Real Property – Part 1 of 3

by Michael Selinfreund, President / General Counsel for Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc. This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice ...
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When a Lis Pendens is Appropriate in Colorado (Part 2 of 2)

by Michael Selinfreund, President / General Counsel for Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc. This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice ...
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Colorado Lis Pendens Basics And How They’re Released (Part 1 of 2)

by Michael Selinfreund,  President / General Counsel for Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc. This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice ...
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Private Mortgages Post-TRID and Specific to Colorado

 By Michael Selinfreund, President/General Counsel at Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc., Agent for First American Title Insurance Company & NATIC This article is intended for educational ...
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Colorado Senate Bill 35 Regulates Subdivisions of Land Resulting in One or More Parcels Less Than 35 Acres In Size

This article is intended for educational purposes and not as legal advice. It is always advisable to seek the advice of a licensed attorney regarding the issues ...
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When Can A Colorado Real Estate Broker Lawfully Pay Unlicensed Parties

by Michael Selinfreund, President/General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc. This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 9, ...
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Beneficiary Deeds in Colorado

by Michael Selinfreund President/General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc. This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice Beneficiary Deeds ...
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Minors Owning Real Estate in Colorado with Video Presentation

This article and video presentation are intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice.  To view more educational videos on real estate and other ...
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IRS Tax Lien v. Purchase Money Mortgage. And the winner is . . .

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 6, 2015 The purchase money mortgage or deed of trust will have ...
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Real Property Owner Carry v. Third Party Financing Priority Tip in Colorado

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 6, 2015 Colorado is a race/notice recording state.  C.R.S. 38-35-109 (1).  However, ...
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Real Property Homestead Exemption and Waiver in Colorado

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 6, 2015 C.R.S. 38-41-201(1)(a) provides for a Homestead exempt from execution and ...
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Master Form Deed of Trust and Master Form Mortgage in Colorado

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 6, 2015 A Master Form Deed of Trust (or Master Form Mortgage) ...
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Deeds in Colorado including Video Presentation

by Michael Selinfreund, President / General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc. This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice ...
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Who Rates Title Insurance Underwriters?

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 6, 2015 Demotech – www.demotech.com – is the most popular go to ...
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Selling a Home During a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan Repayment Period

by Michael Selinfreund, President / General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc. This article and video presentation is for educational purposes only and not intended ...
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Can I Sell My Home After Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Before I Receive My Final Discharge?

by Michael Selinfreund, President/General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc. This article and video presentation is for educational purposes only and not intended as legal ...
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Mortgage Cramdown v. Lien Stripping in Chapter 13 and an Interesting Strategy

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 6, 2015 A Mortgage Cramdown can be utilized by the Chapter 13 ...
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