Good Faith Estimate for Title and Escrow Services
We offer a Good Faith Estimate Request* form designed to provide you with closing costs associated with your transaction. Please complete the Form Request* and one of our escrow professionals will respond with the requested information within 24 hours (except weekends and holidays).
Just another example of how we strive to continually bring you tools to allow you to provide excellent service to your customer.
Benefits of Title Insurance
Because real estate is one of our most valued possessions and so highly regarded, special laws have been created to protect ownership of the land and buildings erected thereon. Pacific Northwest Title examines the history of the property and issues title insurance to protect buyers and sellers of real estate, and mortgage lenders, against discrepancies or defects in ownership rights to the property. In Washington, home sellers customarily purchase “owner’s coverage” for their buyers, and buyers purchase “lender’s coverage” for their lenders. A title search can disclose (read more)
How Title Insurance Premiums are Regulated
Unlike most other kinds of insurance, title insurance protects against risks arising from past events rather than future events. Premiums include the costs of title searches, overhead, claims and profit. In Washington State, title insurers are regulated by the Insurance Commissioner, and under state law, insurers and agents must be licensed and maintain title plants, and may not sell any other type of insurance. Insurers must file their rates with the Insurance Commissioner, the Commissioner may order rates modified if he finds them “excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory,” but has no authority to approve or disapprove particular rate filings.
We offer a self-service Net Sheet calculator designed to help you effectively estimate your seller's net proceeds. This calculator is available 24/7 for your convenience.
Need to research property after hours, use our 24/7 access to Property Space. Property Space is an easy online search tool that provides you access to: Property Characteristic, Aerial Imagery, Assessors Maps and Comparables. Contact Customer Service for your id and password. Services require a user login for billing purposes.
ReiSource allows you the ability to generate leads that will increaseyour sales and improve your business. ReiSource offers foreclosure information, property profiles, demographic and comparables online. Contact Customer Service for your id and password. Services require a user login for billing pur