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Realtor on time for closing
Jul 08, 2024

Tips for On-Time Real Estate Closings

One of the most common questions we get is, “How quickly can we close?” The answer is: it depends. Elizabeth Cusimano, a title expert at South Oak Title in…
Man performing survey for title insurance
Jun 25, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Surveys

Got questions about surveys? Learn when surveys are needed in real estate transactions, their role, and how they impact title insurance and closing processes.
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Jun 07, 2024

The Best Title and Closing Experience in East Tennessee

Want an amazing title and closing experience in East Tennessee? Our team shares why Title Insurance Co. continues to be the best in the region.
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May 14, 2024

Why Every Realtor Needs a Title & Closing Partner

Partnering with a title and closing company may be your secret weapon for better serving your clients. Learn more about these benefits.
Closer performing curative work for title insurance
Apr 30, 2024

Curative Work for Title Insurance

Curative work is essential behind-the-scenes work that must be completed before issuing a title insurance policy. Learn more in our guide to curative work.
Auburn title and closing company
Apr 18, 2024

South Oak Auburn: The Loveliest Closing Company on the Plains

South Oak has had an office in Auburn for a few years, but we’ve made some changes to better serve our Auburn clients. Hear from Brook Bartol to learn more.
New construction title insurance
Mar 19, 2024

Yes, You Still Need Title Insurance for New Construction

Title insurance isn't just for older homes or estate properties; it's also for new construction. Learn why you should never skip title insurance for a new home.
Happy clients at real estate closing
Mar 04, 2024

Best Practices for Even Better Closings

Everyone wants to have an outstanding closing experience, but not every agent knows how to do this. Our guide lets you in on some best practices for better closings.
Man taking steps to his real estate closing
Feb 14, 2024

10 Steps from Contract to Closing Day

Wouldn’t it be great if you could close on a home instantly? But a lot has to happen behind the scenes to close a home sale. Learn more in our helpful guide.
Piggy bank representing money saved during a refinance in Alabama
Jan 30, 2024

Refinance 101

Thinking about a refinance but don’t know where to start? If you’re looking to take advantage of lower mortgage interest rates, check out our guide to refinances.
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