Real Estate Library

Our reference library covers real estate from A to Z. Whether you need more information on title insurance, closing and escrow, 1031 property exchanges, or to access our real estate dictionary, we have the scoop for you.

Explore our residential library and the dozens of comprehensive articles we offer to help fill in all of the blanks in your next transaction. Peruse our publications to get the history on title, learn the closing process, follow the escrow disbursements or find out if a 1031 exchange is right for you. Check Out a Book!

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Real Estate Specialists

Title Insurance Publications

Real Property, Real Title Insurance

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Title Insurance Publications
It Put Us on the Map; All Over It.

Title insurance provides evidence of title and insures ownership of real property - the cornerstone to a safe and successful residential investment. Click on any of the following document links to learn more, or contact us.

Common Ways to Hold Title (PDF)

What is Title Insurance (PDF)

Why Do I Need Title Insurance (PDF)

21 Reasons for Title Insurance (PDF)

Closing & Escrow Publications

Full Closing & Escrow Services

For Your Sneak Peek Into the Settlement Statement; Check Out a Book!

The Industry's Best in Escrow Settlements and Disbursements.

Competent funds disbursements, purchase contract execution and property ownership transfer are essential to successful real estate transactions. Click on any of the following document links to learn more, or contact us.

Closing: The Sale and Division of Charges (PDF)

Commercial Escrow Settlements (PDF)

Instructions to the Settlement Agent (PDF)

Lender Escrows (PDF)

Life of an Escrow (PDF)

New Communities Escrows (PDF)

Special Escrows (PDF)

What Happens in Escrow Settlements (PDF)

What Each Party Does in Escrow (PDF)

Who May Handle Escrow Settlements (PDF)

Answers For All Your Questions

You've got questions. We've got answers!

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Real Estate Dictionary

Define it!
Are you overwhelmed by all of the industry terms? Do you have questions about something you've heard or read? We have answers. Open our Real Estate Dictionary and access definitions for hundreds of commonly used industry terms.
Find your answers in our Real Estate Dictionary or contact us.

Answers For All Your Questions
1031 Property Exchange

Read, Learn... Exchange!
The sale of a business or investment asset can create a large tax liability. A properly structured tax deferred exchange under Internal Revenue Code §1031 allows businesses and individuals to defer the recognition of capital gains and other taxes associated with the sale. Read about our best-in-class Qualified Intermediary services through IPX for the proper acquisition and relinquishment of properties. Find your answers here on our 1031 detail page or contact us

IPX Real Estate Brochure (PDF)

IPX Brief Exchange Topics Booklet (PDF)

IPX Cap Tax Rates & 1031 Guidelines (PDF)

IPX Strength & Security Flyer (PDF)

HUD Buyer Select

HUD is now allowing buyers to select their own Closing Agent.

Fillable Extension Request Form (PDF)
Fillable Warranty Deed Form (K.M. Minemier & Assoc) (DOCX)

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Blank Forms & Documents

A Wide Range of Blank Forms & Documents

For Your Convenience; Read or Print a Copy from Here!

1099 Solicitation (PDF)

ALTA Statement (PDF)

Affidavit of Heirship (PDF)

Certification for No Information Reporting on Sale/Exchange of a Principal Residence (PDF)

Deed – Warranty (DOCX)

DFI-IL Disclosure Form (PDF)

GAP Undertaking (PDF)

Payoff Letter (PDF)

Personal Information Affidavit (PDF)

Short Payoff Acknowledgement (PDF)

Short Sale Authorization (PDF)

Statement by Grantor and Grantee (PDF)

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