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    Helpful Resources

    Below, please find forms, helpful information for buyers and sellers, along with links to additional web resources. 
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    Helpful Resources

    Below, please find forms, helpful information for buyers and sellers, along with links to additional web resources. 

Welcome Packet

Download our Refinance Welcome Packet and/or Purchase Welcome Packet. 

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Preparing for Settlement With
 Your Attorney and Title Company 

Reminders for buyers when preparing for closing & arrangements sellers can make to ease the buyer's transition into their new home. 

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Helpful Links

We've provided some links for you to do your own research and learn more about title and title insurance. 


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Forms

Our Welcome Packets, Title Order Form, Buyer/Seller Checklist, and more are all available in PDF format. View and download at your convenience.  

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Title Insurance Forms and Endorsement Updates

February 1, 2019 updates to Title Insurance Forms and Endorsements

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Frequently Asked Questions

Understand what a title companies does and the purpose of title insurance. 

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Helpful Links

We've provided some links for you to do your own research and learn a little bit more about title and title insurance. 

Links

Frequently Asked Questions

Understand what a title companies does and the purpose of title insurance. 
See FAQ

PDF Downloads

Our Welcome Packets, Title Order Form, Buyer/Seller Checklist, and more are all available in PDF format. View and download at your convenience. 

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TOP TIPS and REMINDERS WHEN PREPPING FOR CLOSING

Only the municipal utilities are addressed on the settlement statement

Sellers: Remember to freeze your line of credit!



Sellers: Have you provided your attorney and title company with all necessary information and legal documentation?

BUYERS: Preparing for Closing with your Attorney and Title Company

Before closing on a property it is crucial to speak with your attorney about the intended use of the property. This way, your attorney can request the necessary orders from the title company to ensure that you, as the buyer, know exactly what you are getting. Specific searches can reveal any restrictions on how the land may be used. Therefore:

- If you plan to make any alterations to the property, tell your attorney so they can order a survey to show you where everything on the property is and so you can use the survey for any municipal applications that might be  required.

- If your intention is to rent the property, tell your attorney so they can find out if renting is permitted.

Although it is not required of the seller, it is a kind gesture to help the new owners have the smoothest transition into their new house.

Your attorney can also use a title company to find out what potential fees will need to be paid once you assume ownership (i.e. HOA or Condo Fee). 

SELLERS: Kind Gestures to Consider Before Closing 

Leaving behind various information about the property is an easy way to be mindful of a new owner's transition into their new home. Before handing over the keys to the house, consider leaving behind:
-Warranties for appliances
-Instruction Manuals
-Garage Door Openers
Companies that have previously serviced the property may be familiar with the nuances of the various systems on the property. Consider leaving business cards or information about
-Landscapers
-Pool Technicians
-Electricians/Plumbers/Repairmen
-Property Managers

Buyers: Discuss with Your Attorney

Before closing on a property it is crucial to speak with your attorney about the intended use of the property. This way, your attorney can request the necessary orders from the title company to ensure that you, as the buyer, know exactly what you are getting. Specific searches can reveal any restrictions on how the land may be used. Therefore:

  • If you plan to make any alterations to the property, tell your attorney so they can order a survey to show you where everything on the property is and so you can use the survey for any municipal applications that might be  required.
  • If your intention is to rent the property, tell your attorney so they can find out if renting is permitted.

Your attorney can also use a title company to find out what potential fees will need to be paid once you assume ownership (i.e. HOA or Condo Fee). 

Sellers: Kind Gestures to Consider

Leaving behind various information about the property is an easy way to be mindful of a new owner's transition into their new home. Before handing over the keys to the house, consider leaving behind:

  • Warranties for appliances
  • Instruction Manuals
  • Garage Door Openers

Companies that have previously serviced the property may be familiar with the nuances of the various systems on the property. Consider leaving business cards or information about

  • Landscapers
  • Pool Technicians
  • Electricians/Plumbers/Repairmen
  • Property Managers
Although it is not required of the seller, it is a kind gesture to help the new owners have the smoothest transition into their new house.

A Buyer and Seller Closing Checklist

We believe it is important that all parties know what to expect at the closing table. 

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Buyer's Checklist

7 Days until Closing

  • Advise the office if you intend to use a Power of Attorney. If so, it must be reviewed and approved by a title officer and the lender. 
  • Provide ZTA with Buyer's Questionnaire if one was not already provided to the attorney.

4 Days until Closing

  • Notify all utilities of the date services are to be placed in your names.
  • Obtain Homeowner's insurance. Provide a copy of the declaration page and paid receipt to our office and lender's office.   This may be completed earlier if requested by lender or suggested by attorney.
  • Advise ZTA of any negotiated seller's credits and ensure the lender reviewed and approved them. Make sure seller credits are reflected on an Amendment of Contract, reviewed and approved by the lender.
  • If obtaining a residential loan, make sure the lender has officially disclosed the CD in a format acceptable to them to clear TRID requirements.

1 Day until Closing

  • Approve the closing statement. Please be sure the statement reflects all invoices for work done, credits and commissions. If not, please provide the remaining information.

The Day of Closing

  • Bring Certified check to the closing or wire the funds directly to ZTA. The check should be made out to Zwiren Title Agency, Inc. Please make sure with ZTA a check is acceptable, as the seller may need a wire. 
  • Bring two forms of identification and copies to the settlement. One must be government issued and contain a photograph.

Seller's Checklist

7 Days until Closing

  • Advise the office if you intend to use a Power of Attorney. If so, it must be reviewed and approved by a title officer. 
  • Provide status of Certificate of Occupancy / Use of Occupancy or any other applicable inspections required by the municipality to the buyer's attorney.
  • Provide Seller’s Authorization form, completed and signed, if not already provided to the seller's attorney.
  • Provide Zwiren Title Agency, Inc. with Seller’s Questionnaire, if not already provided to the seller's attorney. 

4 Days until Closing

  • Schedule final readings for the utilities.


1 Day until Closing

  • Approve the closing statement. Please be sure the statement reflects all invoices for work done, credits and commissions. If not, please provide the remaining information. 
    • Provide final reading numbers to ZTA.
    • Make an extra copy of the Certificate of Occupancy to provide the closing agent.

The Day of Closing

  • Bring Certificate of Occupancy/Use and Occupancy or any other applicable inspections required by the municipality.
  • Bring two forms of identification and copies to the settlement. One must be government issued and contain a photograph.
  • Bring all keys, garage door openers, etc. 

Pre-Closing Checklist

We believe it is important that all parties know what to expect at the closing table. Download our Buyer or Seller Checklist to make sure that you are prepared.

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