Title Terms

Title Terms

  By Christina Kass   Real estate terms can become confusing when you are buying or selling a property. At Vanguard Title, we have defined some of the most common title terms to assist you along the way. If you have any questions, or need the help of an...
What is FIRPTA?

What is FIRPTA?

By Christina Kass What is FIRPTA? The acronym refers to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Act of 1980 (FIRPTA). This tax law requires that any person, whether foreign or a US Citizen, pay income tax on the sale of real estate here in the United States. Citizens...
Top 10 Reasons You Need Title Insurance

Top 10 Reasons You Need Title Insurance

.By Christina Kass   Title insurance is a crucial part of buying a home or business property because it protects you from the possibility that previous owners didn’t have the absolute right to transfer the property to you. Thankfully, it’s customary...
Happiness is Owning a Home

Happiness is Owning a Home

By Christina Kass   I recently read the article “The Pursuit of Happiness on the Fourth of July” and with Independence Day right around the corner, I thought it would be a great article to note for the holiday. Working in the real estate title insurance industry...
Market Update

Market Update

Beginning in May, Vanguard Title Agency was trying to forecast what the future will hold, which was difficult during this time of uncertainty. The Michigan stay at home order continued throughout the month of May, but the real estate and construction industries were...
Welcome to Our New Website

Welcome to Our New Website

Welcome! We are so excited to share our new and improved website with you. Throughout our site, there are many exciting new features to help you best utilize our resources during the Closing process. As we navigate through this time of uncertainty, we have worked to...