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The Definitive Answer On Joint Tenants Selling Their Interest

We love answering your questions, and there is one that Matthew seems to get quite frequently lately as a result of the classes he’s been teaching, The Truth Behind The Title, so we decided to answer it here in an effort to reach more people. Question: Does a joint tenant have to give notice to the other joint tenant if they are selling their one half interest?  The presumption is that you must give notice to the other Joint Tenant to transfer your interest.  Do you need to give notice to your joint tenant before transferring your interest? Answer: The answer is,
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Why Choosing Local Is Best

When it comes to choosing a title company for your real estate transaction, you may think that cost is the most important factor. And arguable, it certainly is something to consider. But have you thought about the fact that your title company in Maine for the property you are buying in Maine, may not actually be based in Maine? This can actually be a pretty big deal. Please double check that the title company you are using is based in Maine. Be careful if they say they are “based” in Maine, simply because they have an office here. You want
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Adulting Is Hard – We’re Here To Help

  As we get older, we arrive at many “rights of passage” and milestone moments in our lives. Three of the biggest ones are arguably: getting married, having a baby, and buying a house.  Although we can’t help too much with the first two, we can put you on the right path when it comes to buying your first home. Let’s face it, shelling out that much money and being responsible for a whole house is some scary business. We want to make it a little less scary for you by providing you with all the knowledge and tips you
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How We’re Keeping You Safer

Fraud in general is on the rise, but fraud in the banking industry is particularly frightening these days. Thieves have gotten much bolder and technologically savvy, forcing business owners – and consumers – to be even more careful with their private and sensitive information. As a matter of fact, fraud directly relating to checks and wires is on the rise and becoming a real headache for banks and title companies. Cumberland Title recently instituted one more precaution to hopefully alleviate the fear of fraud for those who do business with us. We have implemented Positive Pay, an automated fraud detection
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