Tips On Drafting the Colorado Contract To Buy And Sell Real Estate (Residential)

Form CBS 1-6-21 (Mandatory 1/22 for Licensed Agents). The Colorado Division of Real estate replaced many of the mandatory forms for licensees effective January/2022.  ...
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New Remote Online Notarization Law for Real Estate Transactions in CO

by Jim Brown This article is intended for educational purposes and not as legal advice. It is always advisable to seek the advice of ...
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Cherry Creek Title is an Essential Business

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the city of Denver, Title and Settlement are Considered an ‘Essential Business’. *Cherry Creek Title ...
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New Credit Protection Laws Including Other Tips to Avoid Being a Victim of Fraud

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice. You can view dozens of articles and educational videos of mine at www.cherrycreektitle.com, ...
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How to Develop Hacker-Proof Passwords

With all the publicity about cyber fraud, many people are rethinking their online security and trying to come up with hacker -proof passwords.  Is ...
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Don’t Be Spoofed!

You have read the warnings: “Don’t wire funds in response to an email without using call-back procedures!” Always call the party who appears to ...
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Tips to Protect Your Information During Your Real Estate Transaction

Real Estate Transactions are a Prime Target for Fraudsters! When you buy a home you will be required to submit personal information to your lender ...
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Tips to Identify Valid and Suspicious Emails

The most common signs of suspicious signs to look for before opening your emails and clicking on any link are: Incorrect Grammar/Spelling/Text Body Many ...
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Judicial Foreclosure in Colorado

Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc., Agent for Commonwealth/Fidelity & First American The majority of foreclosures in Colorado involve deeds of trust foreclosed through the ...
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Protecting Your Funds From Wire Fraud During Real Estate Transactions

Recently, the number of incidents of wire theft in real estate transactions has risen dramatically. Wires of buyer’s funds to close and seller’s proceeds are ...
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Protect Your Money From Wire Fraud When Buying a Home

Wire Fraud is Real – learn how to prevent wire fraud happening to you by watching this video presentation by First American Title Summary ...
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Protecting Your Purchase Funds and Sale Proceeds from Wire Fraud in Real Estate Transactions

Recently, the number of incidents of wire theft in real estate transactions has risen dramatically. Wires of buyer’s funds to close and seller’s proceeds ...
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Insuring Beneficiary Deeds in Colorado – How This May Affect Your Next Real Estate Transaction

When providing title insurance on a property where there is a Beneficiary’s Deed involved, there is now a waiting period of 4 months after ...
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Effective Tips for Avoiding Being a Victim of Identity and Financial Fraud

A credit freeze is a very effective and free tool to avoid being a victim of identity fraud.  It costs nothing; lasts for seven years, ...
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Dodd-Frank Stands in the Way of Parents Seeking to Provide Purchase Money Residential Mortgages for Their Children

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, found at 12 U.S.C. 5301 – 5641, passed by Congress and signed into law on July 1, 2010 ...
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It’s Real Property Tax Lien Auction Time for Unpaid 2015 Real Property Taxes in Colorado

Colorado real property tax lien sales are governed by Articles 11 and 12 of C.R.S. Title 39. Now is the time visit the websites of ...
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Get it in Writing! Real Property Ownership Co-Tenancy Agreements including Video Presentation

When people typically think of co-tenancy agreements, they think of them in the context of leasehold interests.  The lack of co-tenancy agreements in many ...
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FSBO Tips! Requirements for The Sellers Residential Property Disclosure

Colorado state law requires certain disclosure requirements in a residential sale which include at a minimum, the following: if true, that the property is ...
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An Overview of Colorado Mechanics Liens Laws Part 2 of 2

All mechanics liens relate back to the time of the commencement of work under the contract between the owner and the first contractor, or, ...
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What Happens After the Closing?

IT’S OFFICIAL! You just closed on your new home….. What’s next? You have been supplied with a set of keys that unlocks the doors to ...
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An Overview of Colorado Mechanic’s Lien Laws Part 1 of 2

Mechanic’s lien laws were created for the benefit and protection of those that provide labor, materials or services in order to enhance the value ...
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Real Property Judgment Liens in Colorado

April 25, 2016 This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice. A Colorado state court judgment lien is created ...
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Equitable Subrogation in Colorado

Equitable subordination is an equitable remedy that in certain circumstances allows a new lender who pays off an existing loan to retain the benefit ...
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Homebuyers Guide to the Home Buying Process

If this is your first time buying a home, follow this comprehensive guide to the home buying process: Homebuyers Guide Through the Home Buying ...
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First Time Home Buyer Facts

Buying a home for the first time can be overwhelming. Our knowledgeable professionals can answer your title and closing questions and we are committed ...
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FSBO Tips On Filling Out the Colorado 2016 Contract To Buy And Sell Real Estate (Residential) Form CBS1-6-15; Mandatory 1/1/16 for Licensed Agents.

WATCH THIS 5 PART SERIES for detailed instructions on filling out your purchase contract! This article has been updated for 2019, Click Here for ...
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8. CLOSING DAY! Checklist for a Successful Closing

VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION Two forms of identification are typically required at closing, including one of the following: — Valid U.S. Driver’s License or non-driver ...
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Mail Away Closing Tips

Closing on time and to accommodate all parties involved in your closing, we may have to mail out closing documents. If you are involved ...
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Understanding the Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule

Click Here for Understanding the Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule Infographic ...
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3. Link to Colorado Division of Real Estate Forms: Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate

Click Here for Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate (Residential) ...
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4. Link to Colorado Division of Real Estate Forms and Disclosures

Click here for all Colorado Division of Real Estate Forms and Disclosures ...
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TILA-RESPA Glossary of Terms

TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Glossary of Terms ...
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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 ...
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