Archive 2021

December
Joint title and closing company
Dec 15, 2021

Surprising Advantages to Using a Title & Closing Company

While it may seem logical to keep title and closing separate, there are actually several advantages to having your title and closing company in the same place.
November
Giving Tuesday
Nov 30, 2021

Giving Tuesday: South Oak Gives Back

At South Oak, service is one of our key values. Learn about four organizations and ministries our local offices support in their communities.
Person stressed because of real estate wire fraud
Nov 23, 2021

Strategies for Preventing Real Estate Wire Fraud

Real estate wire fraud is on the rise. How can realtors help prevent wire fraud for their clients? Marcia St. Louis at South Oak Huntsville weighs in.
October
Ship moving towards a hidden iceberg risk
Oct 27, 2021

Understanding the Hidden Risks to Your Title

Title insurance protects a homebuyer from the most common hidden risks to a title. Learn more about the hidden risks that can affect your title after closing.
September
Owners title insurance hero
Sep 15, 2021

A Realtor's Guide to Owner's Title Insurance

Title insurance options can be confusing, so we've put together a guide to help realtors better understand their client’s options for standard and enhanced owner's policies.
August
NP 2097 resized
Aug 09, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions about Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is a simple way to close on time when a homeowner can’t be at closing. Check out our FAQ for using a POA at your real estate closing.
July
four women at closing table at south oak title
Jul 22, 2021

Want a more enjoyable closing day? Try these four tips.

As a realtor, there are things you can do to make closing day more enjoyable. Read more to discover our four tips for a better closing experience.
Virtual home contract signing
Jul 05, 2021

Flexible closing options at South Oak

Curious about our closing options at South Oak? We offer video closings, mail-away closings, drive-by closings, and travel closings for your convenience.
June
susie ceyte closer at south oak title
Jun 14, 2021

Closer Q&A with Susie Ceyte

Get to know Susie Ceyte, one of our experienced closers working to make sure your closing file is on time and accurate at South Oak Title and Closing.
May
Smooth closing realtors and clients shaking hands
May 27, 2021

Simple habits for smoother closings

Smooth closings don't happen by accident. But with a few simple habits, you can set yourself for smooth closings, even with the most complicated title situations.
Closing table
May 13, 2021

Top 10 real estate deal killers (and what you can do to avoid them)

Everyone wants a smooth, on-time closing that’s free of surprises. Do you know the top ten real estate deal killers - and what you can do to prevent them?
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