Attorney Title Services, Inc. was established in 1995 by Louis Bakkalapulo. Louis Bakkalapulo created a title company which would stand out in the title industry as unique and innovative. What makes Attorney Title Services, Inc different is our very customer friendly rates and cutting technology, including the capability of performing E-Signings.
While many title companies have been raising their fees, Attorney Title Services, Inc has maintained our very affordable rates. In addition to these attractive rates we provide service that cannot be surpassed. All title work is done by highly experienced professionals and according to your time table. This includes the ability to perform next day title searches. We get your transactions completed timely, efficiently, and with savings that surpass other title companies.
The Company is also comprised of a well-trained and extremely competent staff of professionals. It is a full service Title Agent, which performs residential and commercial closings and escrow services. If you would like more information or need to request services contact us here.
Ever wish you could test-drive a house before you buy it? A new trend in real estate is encouraging potential buyers to do just that. They’re getting the opportunity to spend quality time in the home before putting a penny down. It might sound a little odd, but it can also help you make a more informed decision — and possibly save you from buying the wrong house. Read...read more
The real estate market has been one of the strongest pillars of the economy following the greatest financial downturn since the Great Depression. Amid low interest rates and a great deal of intervention from policymakers, home buyers received an added incentive to purchase a home. Meanwhile, sellers enjoyed low inventory levels and rising prices. However, a new survey finds that sellers might be losing their control on the market. In the third quarter, 72% of real estate agents said now is a good time to sell a home, down from 86% in the...read more
How much is this new loan going to cost me? Most people naturally ask this when they borrow money to buy a house or when they refinance their mortgage. An approximation of the final figure appears on the good-faith estimate, a three-page, government-mandated form that mortgage brokers and lenders must give prospective borrowers within three days of a loan application. Read Moreread more
With mortgage rates hovering near record lows, a growing number of homeowners are racing to refinance — only to find the process riddled with obstacles. For one, homeowners often have to wait months before they can secure a new loan at a lower rate, The Wall Street Journal reported in May. But on top of that, credit requirements remain tight, so borrowers approved for mortgages before the downturn might not pass muster now. Read Moreread more
You finally found the house of your dreams. You signed a contract and got approved for a mortgage. You’ve even hired the movers. Now comes the most important part: the closing. In an ideal world, closing should be a mere formality, where homebuyer and seller sign on the dotted lines, exchange checks for the keys and shake hands. But this isn’t an ideal world, which means that if you and the professionals you hired don’t prepare, your closing could be a disaster. To Read more, click...read more
These days, the trend among cash-strapped home sellers seems to be to say less in hopes of getting more at closing. But in the long run, this less-than-full disclosure can prove costly. Lawsuits stemming from nondisclosure of a property’s problems are becoming a bigger issue, according to respondents in the National Association of Realtors 2011 Legal Scan survey. Of the agents who responded, about 75% ranked this issue among their “top three current and future issues.” While the rule with homebuying was once “caveat...read more
Capital Economics expects the housing crisis to end this year, according to a report released Tuesday. One of the reasons: loosening credit. The analytics firm notes the average credit score required to attain a mortgage loan is 700. While this is higher than scores required prior to the crisis, it is constant with requirements one year ago. Additionally, a Fed Senior Loan Officer Survey found credit requirements in the fourth quarter were consistent with the past three quarters. However, other market indicators point not just to a...read more
American homeowners can breathe (a small) sigh of relief. The U.S. announced a $25 billion deal Thursday with the nation’s largest banks – after more than a year of bickering and about-faces – that would provide some help for people struggling to pay their mortgages. The settlement comes after evidence emerged late in 2010 that banks robo-signed thousands of foreclosure documents without properly reviewing paperwork. The Obama administration hopes the pact will open a new avenue for housing relief because it will force the banks to write...read more
After years of free-falling prices and stagnant demand, Florida’s housing market is poised to grow — and the Tampa metro area is better positioned for a turnaround than the state’s other large metropolitan areas. The excess supply of housing inventory is dwindling in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area, and it now costs about the same to buy as it does to rent a home here, said Chris Lafakis, who follows Florida for Moody’s Economy.com That’s a tipping point for the market; buying is more appealing because it...read more