02/09/2016
Getting ready to sell a property is no easy feat for a few different reasons: not only is the process overwhelming, but the estate may have some sentimental value to you. That's why, in order to make this ordeal easier on you, the following post will share a few tips you can put to good use so...
01/07/2016
Winter is here, and hopefully you did more than just read our post on boosting your curb appeal. Here is a checklist that you should follow to get your home ready for the cold winter ahead and protect your home investment.

Prepare for the Winter in Miami

Now is the time to make...
12/09/2015
The holiday season, spanning November to January, is generally considered the worst time to list a home on the market. The short days, cold weather, and holiday spirit tend to focus buyers' attention elsewhere. Most people have other concerns during the holiday season, so it is not the most...
11/26/2015
Buying a home is likely the largest investment you will make in your life. Title insurance protects your investment in many cases where there are rival claims on your property. Each time a property exchanges hands, there are more opportunities for mistakes, oversights, and complications to occur,...
10/28/2015

Even More Helpful Real Estate Settlement Terms

Here are a few more real estate terms you may find useful at your closing.

Abstract

A short history of a parcel's title. It includes the initial grant and all subsequent transfers affecting ownership of the property.

ALTA

American Land Title...
10/23/2015

More Useful Real Estate Settlement Terms

Here are a few more terms you will need to know before going to your closing.

Default

Failure to live up to an agreement by either not paying or not performing by the covenants.

Defective Title

An irregular or faulty title due to a lien, judgment, mortgage...
10/09/2015

Useful Real Estate Settlement Terms

Here are a few terms you will likely come across as you approach your closing date. Make sure to go into your closing knowing what they mean.

Adverse Possession

The technical term for squatting, or occupying a property without the owner's consent. Title of the...
09/21/2015
One of the most important events in your life is when you purchase your first home. The decision can be a scary and intriguing, but with the right help, it will be one of the best and most memorable experiences you will have. Since this is a very significant decision, Riva Title Company wants to ...
09/14/2015
Finding your dream house is an existing adventure but it can become discouraging when you learn of all the legal processes. That is why here at Riva Title Company we want to take care of all your legal needs so you can enjoy the whole experience and leave the not so fun part to us. We have put...
08/31/2015

To Buy or to Build- That Is the Question

A Full-Time Job

If you are looking for a second full-time job, managing the buildout of your own home is one. The catch is that you do not get paid. Finding the land, designing the home, managing construction, negotiating material costs- these are all...