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Pop Quiz!

  We’ve tried to share a large amount of info on a lot of topics surrounding title insurance. Let’s see how well you remember that info with a little pop quiz.   Who does the attorney at the title company represent?  The title company represents the lender.   If a transaction is $242,400, what is the […]

Making Your Personal Workstations Secure

We’ve written in the past about the precautions and procedures that Cumberland Title uses to keep your information safe while it’s in our hands. But there are also some pretty simple but important steps that everyone can take to keep their personal workstations safe and secure from fraud. These days, simply locking your office door […]

Handling Checks at Closing

For those of us who have been in a real estate closing – regardless of what side you’re on – you can appreciate that there are a LOT of checks and balances happening during that transaction, let alone an enormous amount of paperwork. Aside from procuring the necessary documents, ordering payoffs, checking taxes and titles, […]

Employee Spotlight: Melissa Donahue

Cumberland Title is proud to employ some of the best and hardest working talent in the title insurance business. We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the newest member of the Cumberland Title Team!   Name: Melissa M. Donahue Title: Title Attorney   How long have you worked at Cumberland Title, and […]

Easement Essentials

  Easements: What You Need to Know The word “easement” is defined as, “a right to cross or otherwise use someone else’s land for a specified purpose.” In its simplest terms, a property easement allows for a third party to use a portion of someone else’s property for a specific use. Most commonly we see […]

Title Insurance for Manufactured & Mobile Homes – A Quick Overview

Title Insurance for Manufactured & Mobile Homes – A Quick Overview The way that mobile homes & manufactured homes are handled is a little bit different than a standard real estate closing. Anything related to real property (real estate), must be recorded in the Registry of Deeds in order for it to be valid on […]

Pitfalls That Can Cancel a Closing (On Closing Day)

You’ve been assigned your date, time and location for your property transaction closing, but you’re not in the clear yet! There are still some things that can compromise the closing and prevent it from happening. Heed this warning and make sure you or your clients do not fall victim to these issues:   Power of […]

Title Insurance Q&A

Q: Does it make sense to get title insurance on a condo that was recently built if you intend to pay for it in cash? A: Absolutely. Title Insurance will defend against all potential claims going forward for as long as you own the property. It’s really a small, one-time price to pay to avoid […]