Title Insurance and Its Importance in Real Estate Closings

Signing a home purchase contract.

For many, purchasing a home is a dream come true. You’ve done all the hard work of securing your loan and searching for the perfect home for you and your family.  All that hard work and effort deserves to be protected, and you’re probably thinking that you have that covered with your home insurance policy, […]

Digital Assets and Estate Planning: What You Need to Know

The days of having only physical assets like tangible personal property, and intangible property like bonds, investment accounts, and other bank accounts are long gone. With the introduction of social media, email, and other digital accounts, your legacy is more online than you may think. All of these digital accounts make up your digital assets. […]

Choosing A Business Entity for Your Business

Small business entrepreneur at cafe entrance using digital tablet

Starting a small business can be an exciting time for new entrepreneurs. With so many choices needing to be made, it can all be a bit overwhelming. Whether it’s deciding what your business will look like or where you will work,  you shouldn’t have to worry about setting up your business structure on your own. […]

Planning for Your Future: The Importance of Estate Planning

A couple creating an estate plan

We’ve spoken about this topic in our social media, but we wanted to give you all a more in-depth view of estate planning. Estate planning: we’ve all heard it, but why does it hold such importance? If you are young, you may feel like estate planning is something you have time to think about, but […]

What Does a Closing Lawyer Do, and Why Do You Need One?

We often get asked what exactly a closing lawyer does. Firstly, we may be referred to by many names: real estate attorney or lawyer, title attorney, title, escrow, the title company, or closing attorneys. In Georgia, an attorney can only represent one party to a transaction. In residential transactions, though we represent the mortgage lender […]

Is It Time For a Trade?

Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code lets you swap investments and delay tax consequences. Bill had a great beach property.  It had produced a nice income for years.  When foul winds blew and several years of storms started coming his way, Bill found that he had unwittingly taken on more risk than he now […]

Deed Copy Scam

The Firm mails out recorded ORIGINAL Deeds shortly after they are returned from the local recording offices (Clerks of Court and Probate). After a purchase closing, you will receive your original deed. Unfortunately, there are those in our society who prey on the lack of understanding most folks have and will offer an official-looking document […]