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10 Tips to Avoid Cyber Crime Losses Members Only

10 Tips to Avoid Cyber Crime Losses

Part of The Fund's mission is to educate our Members and those they represent. We've put together several informational flyers, including "10 Tips to Avoid Cyber Crime Losses." In this digital age, it's paramount to understand how to protect yourself from theives on the World Wide Web. Did you know that keeping track of your approved accounts, phone numbers, and email addresses could save you a lot of time and hassle? Or that simply confirming information with other parties before sending any wires can avoid a whole mess in the future? Get all the tips The Fund has to offer when you purchase this strategic list.

2019 Florida Homestead Exemption Members Only

2019 Florida Homestead Exemption

If a home is a permanent residence, the owner may be eligible to receive an exemption that reduces a portion of the property’s taxable value. If the home is worth at least $75,000, the exemption would decrease the property’s taxable value by $50,000. This handout features important information on the 2019 Florida Homestead Exemption, application deadlines and required documents.

Beware: Wire Fraud Members Only

Beware: Wire Fraud

Are you aware that in 2017 the FBI reported that nearly $1 billion was diverted or attempted to be diverted from real estate purchase transactions and wired to fraudulent accounts? Wire fraud can end up costing you and your clients thousands. Protect yourself with the information on The Fund's "Beware: Wire Fraud" flyer. This educational handout explains how to avoid fraud and what to do if you become a victim.

Closing Process from Contract to Keys Members Only

Closing Process from Contract to Keys

From contract to keys, what are the steps you and your client need to take to close on a house? For those without much experience in the real estate industry, the processes can be overwhelming. The Fund wants to help ease the frustration with informational handouts like this "Closing Process" flyer. The easy-to-follow flowchart provides each step for the real estate agent, mortgage company and title agent from arranging and agreeing on the contract to handing over the property keys.

Closing Process Top 10 for Consumers Members Only

Closing Process Top 10 for Consumers

The closing process can be overwhelming for your clients. This straight-forward flyer from The Fund will clear up what consumers need to know about the closing process and be a good point of reference in the future.

Discuss FIRPTA at the Start – Consumer Members Only

Discuss FIRPTA at the Start – Consumer

Florida has the highest percentage of foreign investments in real estate within the U.S. Buyers of a U.S. real property interest owned by a foreign person need to understand the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) requirements at the start of the transaction to prevent issues or delays at closing. This helpful handout explains FIRPTA and buyers’ and sellers’ responsibilities.

Discuss FIRPTA at the Start – Realtor Members Only

Discuss FIRPTA at the Start – Realtor

Florida has the highest percentage of foreign investments in real estate within the U.S. Real estate professionals need to advise a foreign person selling a U.S. real property to address the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) requirements with their tax professional at the start of the selling process to prevent issues or delays at closing. This helpful handout explains FIRPTA and how real estate professionals can help foreign owners navigate this process smoothly.

FIRPTA Flowchart Members Only

FIRPTA Flowchart

A foreign person who owns and sells a U.S. real property is subject to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) requirements. This helpful handout graphically outlines the selling process and begins by assuming the seller is a foreign person. By answering yes or no to four key questions, the flowchart shows next steps, requirements and what to expect from the start through the closing process.

Home Buying Process Members Only

Home Buying Process

Do your clients know what happens when they put an offer on their house? Are they aware that an offer is just the first step of a longer process? If you're worried they might be blind-sided or unprepared, The Fund's "Home Buying Process" flyer is a great place to start their education. This handout details what happens when and after an offer is put down on a house, from the Seller-Buyer contract all the way to closing.

How to Prepare for Your Settlement Members Only

How to Prepare for Your Settlement

For most people, a home is the largest investment they will ever make - they've gotten the money together, worked with banks on a mortgage, investigated the neighborhood and had an inspector scour the place. The last thing anyone wants is trouble at the end that could put the transaction in jeopardy. In two pages, The Fund's "How to Prepare for Your Settlement" flyer details what steps should be taken to avoid any last-minute problems with a settlement.

Moving Tips Members Only

Moving Tips

Ever wonder how one person or family accumulates so much stuff? Where does it all go? How can you get it all together in time? The Fund put together this handy "Moving Tips" flyer to help your clients keep track of their possessions and manage their time before moving. Not everyone thinks to start packing up their life eight weeks out, but by starting early, you'll find your stress reduced and your life much more organized. 

Protect Your Most Important Asset Members Only

Protect Your Most Important Asset

Not everyone knows how important having Title Insurance is, but The Fund does! Because we are a policy issuing agency for Old Republic Title, The Fund can offer superior protection of the Homeowner's Policy of Title Insurance, providing peace of mind for hundreds of homebuyers. Purchasing insurance can slip a new buyer's mind and get lost in the excitement of having their own home, but without insurance, they won't be able to protect their most valuable investment. The Fund's "Protect Your Most Important Asset" flyer explains why Title Insurance is important, what features can be added to a Basic Homeowner's Policy and how protecting your Title can benefit you in the future.

The 3-Day Closing Disclosure Rule Members Only

The 3-Day Closing Disclosure Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau set down a final ruling that states a creditor must deliver the Closing Disclosure to the customer at least three business days prior to the transaction's end date. To help keep our Members and those they represent on track, The Fund put together this "Three Day Closing Rule" flyer that defines a "business day" for Closing Disclosure purposes, including different delivery methods and the time that should be allotted for each.

The Importance of Owner’s Title Insurance Members Only

The Importance of Owner’s Title Insurance

Many homeowners may think Title Insurance isn't important, but they don't understand the potential losses they could suffer if problems arise regarding the rights to ownership of their property. Title Insurance covers everything from improperly executed documents to unpaid liens to various kinds of fraud. Because The Fund is dedicated to educating our Members and the communities they represent, we designed this "The Importance of Owner's Title Insurance" flyer that has all the basic information a consumer needs to understand the importance of Title Insurance.

Title Insurance vs. Homeowner's Insurance Members Only

Title Insurance vs. Homeowner's Insurance

The Fund understands how confusing the different elements of real estate can be, especially for those purchasing a home who are all wrapped up in the excitement; that's why we've made it part of our mission to educate the communities represented by our Members. The Fund put together information flyers like this "Title Insurance vs. Homeowner's Insurance" handout to help spread the word about the importance of protecting yourself and your property. The key difference between Homeowner's Insurance and Title Insurance is what they protect you from: the things that might happen vs. the things that have already happened without anyone's knowledge. This flyer gives a simple rundown of the protections provided by each.

Top 10 Reasons to Use an Old Republic Title Authorized Agent Members Only

Top 10 Reasons to Use an Old Republic Title Authorized Agent

A home is the largest investment most people will make in their lives, so they'll need and want some guidance of how to protect it from past and future events. The Fund put together this informational handout detailing the top 10 reasons a consumer should work with an Old Republic Title Authorized Agent, including the extensive experience, education, customer service and stability.

TRID Top 10 for Real Estate Agents Members Only

TRID Top 10 for Real Estate Agents

In 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a new rule that combines mortgage disclosures previously established by the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) into a single rule known as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Rule. There are several key changes that took place with this new rule, so, The Fund put together this "Top 10 Things Real Estate Agents Should Know About the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures" flyer. In two, clarifying pages, The Fund explains the key points you need to know to stay on top of the changing industry.

TRID Top 10 for Sellers Members Only

TRID Top 10 for Sellers

In 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a new rule that combines mortgage disclosures previously established by the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) into a single rule known as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) Rule. It's important that sellers remain up to date on the shifting real estate landscape, which is why The Fund put together this handy "Top 10 Things Sellers Should Know About the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures" flyer.

What is Title Insurance? Members Only

What is Title Insurance?

Though many people own homes, few really understand what Title Insurance is or what it does for them. The Fund put together this handout "What is Title Insurance?" for easily accessible information that can be handed out to clients and used to educated present and future homeowners. The flyer goes over the basic foundations of Title Insurance as well as some Frequently Asked Questions.

Why Title Insurance Is a Good Idea Members Only

Why Title Insurance Is a Good Idea

With a fun “better safe than sorry” image, this simple handout reminds buyers to protect the biggest investment they may ever make and that doing so is a good idea.

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