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Selling your home "For Sale by Owner" is easy when you have Cherry Creek Title Services on your team.  We want you to be informed and have all the necessary resources when selling your home to ensure you have a successful closing.

New Colorado Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate for 2019

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice. The Colorado Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate which is mandatory for use by licensed real estate agents is typically modified every two years; however, if there is a change in the ...
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Selling Your Home “For Sale by Owner”

Cherry Creek Title has specialized in “For Sale by Owner” transactions for over 20 years. We have a well experienced staff including 2 staff attorneys to lend their expertise for you during every step of your closing so you can feel content with your choice to ...
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FSBO Tips On Filling Out the Colorado 2019 Contract To Buy And Sell Real Estate (Residential) Form CBS 1-6-18; Mandatory 1/1/19 for Licensed Agents.

By Michael Selinfreund, Esq., President/General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc., Agent for Commonwealth/Fidelity & First American Please note this is a revised article written in 2016
2019 UPDATE on FSBO TIPS The new Colorado residential real estate contract, which is mandatory for ...
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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 and/or escrow agent. At Cherry Creek Title Services, we go above and beyond the industry standards to secure your personal information during ...
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Protecting Your Funds From Wire Fraud During Real Estate Transactions

By Michael Selinfreund, Esq., President/General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc., Agent for Commonwealth/Fidelity and First American 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 being hijacked all the ...
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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

 By Michael Selinfreund, Esq., President/General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc., Agent for Commonwealth/Fidelity & First American 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 being hijacked all ...
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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 the date of the death of the grantor of a Beneficiary Deed is because the real property is subject to claims.  There ...
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Get it in Writing! Real Property Ownership Co-Tenancy Agreements including Video Presentation

By Michael Selinfreund, Esq., President/General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc., Agent for Commonwealth/Fidelity & First American 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 ownership scenarios leads ...
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FSBO Tips! Requirements for The Sellers Residential Property Disclosure

By Michael Selinfreund, Esq., President/General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc., Agent for Commonwealth/Fidelity & First American Colorado state law requires certain disclosure requirements in a residential sale which include at a minimum, the following:

  • if true, that the property is part of ...
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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 your new home. To ensure security, change the locks upon moving in. If you have not already done so….  contact the local service providers to ...
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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 Process ...
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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 to making the home-buying experience a satisfying one for you. To help you begin your journey, here are some answers to a ...
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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.

By Michael Selinfreund, Esq., President/General Counsel of Cherry Creek Title Services, Inc. Agent for Commonwealth/Fidelity and First American  WATCH THIS 5 PART SERIES for detailed instructions on filling out your purchase contract! This article has been updated for 2019, Click Here for details. The goals ...
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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 I.D.
— Valid Canadian or Mexican Driver’s License issued by the
Official Agency
— Current United States or Foreign Passport
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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 in a closing that requires the mailing of documents, here are some tips to avoid delays:

  • Inform your closing/settlement agent of the ...
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5. 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 without risk. That’s why title insurance has been protecting American homeowners for more than 130 years. Overview:
When a piece ...
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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 the real estate purchase agreement or sales contract. The purpose of escrow is to facilitate the transaction by managing the disbursement of funds ...
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A SUCCESSFUL MOVING DAY! Moving Checklist

SEND CHANGE OF ADDRESS TO:

  • Post Office
  • Bank
  • Credit card companies
  • Friends and relatives
  • Insurance companies — Life, health, fire, auto Automobile —
  • Transfer of car title registration, driver’s license
  • Utility companies — Gas, light, water, telephone, cable
  • Arrange for any refunds of deposits
  • Arrange for ...
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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 your property. And, subject to the terms of the policy, your title insurance provides protection for you from title problems ...
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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 that do not maintain a permanent place of business in Colorado, and non-resident individuals, estates and trusts on the sale ...
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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 the digital age.   I’ve been helping “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO) sellers since 1992.  In those early years, the most ...
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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 have been around in Colorado for a decade and are governed by C.R.S. 15-15-402-415.   They work very similar to a ...
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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 related subjects visit us on the
Cherry Creek Title Services Channel on You Tube VIDEO PRESENTATION – MINOR CHILD OWNING ...
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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.  To view more educational videos on real estate and other related subjects go to Cherry Creek Title Services Channel on You ...
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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 as legal advice.  To view more educational videos on real estate and other related subjects visit us at the ...
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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 advice.  To view more educational videos on real estate and other related subjects visit us at the Cherry Creek Title ...
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Worried About Property Improvements Without Proper HOA or Architectural Control Committee Approval in Colorado?

This article is intended for educational purposes only and not as legal advice November 6, 2015 Relax.  C.R.S. 38-33.3-123 (2) states that notwithstanding any law to the contrary, no action shall be commenced or maintained to enforce the terms of any building restriction contained in the ...
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