Clipping Increased Closing Costs For Title Agents

First American Title recently released their Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI) report for 2016, and it indicates significant increases in title agents’ cost to close a transaction. On a national average, title agents reported their costs had risen by $210 per transaction in the third quarter of 2016. Regional variances…

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Speed Through Required Documents For Real Estate Closings

Real Estate Closing Attorneys and Title Closing Agents are responsible for producing a great deal of critical, required documents for real estate closings, on a very tight schedule. The smaller the practice, the more of a challenge it can be to ensure full compliance with TRID requirements, ALTA Best Practices,…

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Easy Tracking of Pre-Disbursed Fees on the HUD 1 Settlement Sheet

Monitoring all the fees and payments in a real estate transaction doesn’t have to be complicated. When you use title closing software like Easy HUD, you can depend on the software to keep all your payments straight. This includes payments pre-disbursed by the lender, also known as net charges. The…

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How to Safeguard Your HUD Software – And Protect Clients from Identity Theft

You store sensitive information about your clients, ranging from Social Security numbers to credit information. You need that information to complete the HUD closing statement but you also need to protect it from unauthorized viewing. Here are a few tips on how to make Easy HUD even more secure against…

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Three Years Later: Why Are You Still Using Non-Compliant Title Closing Software?

The 2010 RESPA Final Rule made one big change to real estate transactions: the GFE-HUD comparison. If you are still using old, non-compliant software you are at best wasting a lot of time preparing comparisons between the Good Faith Estimate and the HUD 1 settlement sheet, and at worst flat…

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What Can We Learn From The Healthcare.gov Debacle?

Both supporters and detractors of the Affordable Healthcare Act agree on one thing: the healthcare exchange website launch has been a disaster. Software developers have nightmares of product release catastrophes but it’s rare that things go this badly. As a real estate professional, you don’t want to use RESPA software…

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Best Practices for Managing 1099-S Filings with Title Closing Software

The paperwork associated with real estate closings can be overwhelming if you don’t stay on top of it. You can’t get away with putting off the HUD closing statement since you need that to close the deal, but too many real estate firms procrastinate on 1099-S filling, leaving them in…

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How to Get HUD 1 Settlement Statement Disbursements Right

Easy HUD is a great help with real estate paperwork and can cut your closing time by 70%, but it does more than just fill out forms. Keeping track of all the disbursements that need to be made can be a nightmare, especially if you are handling multiple properties at…

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Real Estate Leads Malpractice Claims – Right Title Closing Software Can Help

The American Bar Association announced that for the first time in the nearly thirty years they have been tracking malpractice statistics, real estate law passed personal injury to top the number of malpractice claims. The source of the claims was most often real estate documents such as the HUD-1 settlement…

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Real Estate Software Education for the Busy Professional

You want to focus on your real estate business and not on paperwork. That’s why you bought HUD settlement statement software, to simplify your practice and allow you to close deals faster. We’ve made every effort to make Easy HUD as intuitive and easy to use as possible, but you…

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How To Stay Competitive In The Real Estate Market

Real estate is one of the big “get rich quick” industries right now. People see enormous opportunities in the post-bust environment as the housing market recovers. With so much competition you need every advantage to stay at the front of the pack, regardless of whether you are a veteran agent…

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Should You Use HUD Forms For Non-RESPA Transactions?

Nobody likes extra paperwork so many of us look for ways to avoid filling out documents. The HUD-1 settlement statement must be used for almost all property purchases that involve a mortgage. There are cases where you can skip the paperwork–but should you? For example, the HUD-1A is an optional…

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HUD Software For Real Estate Attorneys

We often talk about how Easy HUD makes it easy for real estate agents to speed up closing times by up to 70%, as well as ensuring calculations are performed correctly. However Easy HUD isn’t just for agents. It’s the ideal real estate closing software for attorneys as well. Real…

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Help With RESPA Compliance

Real estate agents and attorneys have to be familiar with RESPA, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. This is the law that governs what information must be provided during a real estate transaction and professionals ignore this law at their own peril. RESPA software like Easy HUD gives you a…

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