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  • 9 Things to Know About Homeowners Associations:

    25th October 2021

    9 Things to Know About Homeowners Associations:

    Restrictive rules and high fees are just some things to watch out for.

  • Help Your Company and Customers CyberSmart & CyberSafe

    18th October 2021

    Help Your Company and Customers CyberSmart & CyberSafe

    Fall is in the air and stores are packed to the gourd with everything pumpkin flavored. We can debate the allure of cinnamon and spice, but one thing that can’t be denied is the importance of having good cybersecurity hygiene.

  • Why Should I Get A Municipal Lien Search?

    7th October 2021

    Why Should I Get A Municipal Lien Search?

    Efficient, accurate, and effortless real estate closing solutions help you in closing the deal in no time. A thorough lien search can save you from future obligations due to unrecorded liens.

  • Do Not Miss These Home Tax Deductions

    1st October 2021

    Do Not Miss These Home Tax Deductions

    From mortgage interest to property tax deductions, here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on your returns. Owning a home can pay off at tax time. Take advantage of these home ownership-related tax deductions and strategies to lower your tax bill:

  • Generation Z: How to Appeal to Future Homebuyers

    24th September 2021

    Generation Z: How to Appeal to Future Homebuyers

    Millennial homebuyers may be the apple of every agent’s eye right now, but it doesn’t hurt to prepare for the next generation of potential clients....

  • Social Media and Marketing for the Title Industry

    17th September 2021

    Social Media and Marketing for the Title Industry

    Marketing and social media efforts within the title industry can be complicated not only because the industry serves highly varied customers, but also because it is also highly regulated by the state and national government.

  • Everything You Need to Know about a Legal Description

    15th September 2021

    Everything You Need to Know about a Legal Description

    CertSimple is a specialized company, family-owned, providing Property tax & HOA certificates and other documents for real estate transactions, ready to explain to clients the importance of a legal description.

  • The CertSimple Examiner September 2021

    8th September 2021

    The CertSimple Examiner September 2021

    Please take a look at the PDF of our September 2021 Newsletter. We hope you find it informative and fun!

  • 2021 Best Places to Buy a House in Dallas

    3rd September 2021

    2021 Best Places to Buy a House in Dallas

    CertSimple is a family-owned company specializing in producing property tax & HOA certificates and other documents needed in real estate deals, always up to date with Dallas housing market trends and changes.

  • The CertSimple Examiner August 2021

    5th August 2021

    The CertSimple Examiner August 2021

    Please take a look at the PDF of our August 2021 Newsletter. We hope you find it informative and fun!

  • How do Texas Property Taxes Compare to Other States

    30th July 2021

    How do Texas Property Taxes Compare to Other States

    Texas property taxes are high — some of the highest in the country. Usually, the average effective real estate property tax rate falls between 1.62% and 1.83%, much higher than the national average of 1.08% for property taxes. Texas does things bigger, after all! In terms of a dollar amount, the average amount paid per year is nearly $3,500 for a home valued at $185,000. However, your exact bill is based on the tax rate set by your county and the value of your home or commercial property.

  • What Does A Title Company Do?

    23rd July 2021

    What Does A Title Company Do?

    Today’s title companies research property titles just like conveyancers did in the early days of American history, in what’s known as a title search. But since the late 1880s, they’ve also provided title insurance. That’s their guarantee that if a problem turns up that they didn’t find, you’re protected.

  • The CertSimple Examiner July 2021

    21st July 2021

    The CertSimple Examiner July 2021

    Please take a look at the PDF of our July 2021 Newsletter. We hope you find it informative and fun!

  • Should You Get A Title Endorsement?

    16th July 2021

    Should You Get A Title Endorsement?

    A title confirms that you legally own your property. When you sell your home, the title shows the buyer that you have the legal right to sell it. When you purchase a home, the title transfers to your name, giving you the legal right to own and, eventually, sell the home. But sometimes, there can be an issue with the title that may not come up right away. To help protect the homeowner and lender’s investment, title insurance is there to help cover damages or losses from certain claims filed against the title.

    A title endorsement takes protection a step further. Wondering if you should get a title endorsement? Read on to learn more about what it is, what it covers and when it may be best to get it.

  • Title Companies Offering Digital Closings Spikes 228% Since 2019

    9th July 2021

    Title Companies Offering Digital Closings Spikes 228% Since 2019

    The number of title and settlement companies offering digital closings increased 228% compared to 2019, according to ALTA’s 2021 Digital Closing Survey. The survey of 300 title professionals showed that 46% offered digital closings in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the health crisis, a 2019 survey showed that 14% of companies offered digital closings two years ago.

  • Are you ready to take on the challenge of buying a home in 2021?

    2nd July 2021

    Are you ready to take on the challenge of buying a home in 2021?

    Buying a house is a major commitment. Before you begin shopping for properties or comparing mortgage options, you need to make sure you’re ready to be a homeowner.