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Digital Closings

Home Surety is now offering remote online closings! In July of 2019, legislation became effective allowing the lawful use of digital and online notaries to be used for the closing of real estate transactions in the state of Tennessee. We are now offer...

The Good Funds Law and You

Would you take a personal check from a perfect stranger? What about an IOU? What if that stranger owed you a lot of money?

What is a Wire Transfer?

A wire transfer is a fast way to send money electronically. When you send a wire, your money is moved directly from one entity to another, usually using a bank or credit union. Because it is electronic, no physical currency is involved, making it very easy to send large...

10 Common Title Problems

​Have you ever wondered why you need title insurance? Your home may be new to you, but every property has a history. 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 provide...

What Are VA Home Loans?

What Are VA Loans? As the video says, the name is misleading - they’re not loans FROM the VA. The VA - short for “US Department of Veterans Affairs” - is the Federal military veteran benefit system. The VA admi...

What Are The Major Types Of VA Loans?

What Are The Major Types Of VA Loans? Major Veterans Affairs loan programs described in this video include: 1) Purchase Loans. These help eligible parties buy a home at competitive interest rates with little to no down payment a...

What Is A Certificate of Eligibility, or COE?

What Is A Certificate of Eligibility, or COE? The COE is the key document that verifies to lenders that someone is eligible for a VA-backed loan. Servicemembers, Veterans and National Guard and Reserve members may apply online or through their lender; most lenders...

What Is A Rate Lock?

Mortgage rates change constantly through an unpredictable combination of government policies and economic conditions. This video explains the common term 'rate lock.' A “Rate Lock” is a guarantee that a lender will honor a

What Is A Qualified Mortgage?

As this video explains,  Federal laws put into effect in 2014 and  supervised by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau define lending practices and loan terms for a new category called “Qualified Mortgages.” They provide stable lo...

What Does Ability To Repay Mean?

What are the “Ability to repay” rules about? In a nutshell, as this video shows, new laws require lenders to make a good-faith assessment of a borrower’s capacity to pay back their loan over time. It’s a longer-term view that goes...

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