Which Loan is Best for You?
An explanation of how to compare two loans and decide which is right for you.
Ohio Real Estate Tax and Related Issues
There are several things to know about real estate taxes, including how to calculate them. John explains here.
John Yonas explains what "good funds" are and how they are used in a real estate transaction.
What You Need to Bring to Closing
There are several important things you must bring to closing; learn what they are and why they're important here.
Death and Real Estate Transactions in Ohio
Learn more about death and real estate in Ohio.
Marriage, Divorce, and Dower Rights with Real Estate
Marriage, divorce, & dower rights are very important pieces of information that we collect during the home buying or selling process. Learn why here.
Why You Should Be Represented by a Licensed Real Estate Agent
There are several reasons that it is very important to be represented by a licensed real estate agent. Learn more here.
COVID 19 Safety Announcement
Here at American Homeland Title, your safety and health are priority. Find out more about how we protect you in this video.
We Are Open During the COVID-19 Crisis
We are open for business! Governor DeWine's Stay at Home Order does not impact home closings. Our business is considering an essential business and it is our privilege to continue to work for you during this crisis. Our conference rooms are being cleaned after every closing. Additionally, we have ZOOM set up to allow real …
Title Opinion vs Title Insurance
An explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of title opinion vs title insurance.
Powers of Attorney
Power of Attorney explanation in real estate transactions.
Land Contracts vs Lease Options
What are the advantages of a land contract and a lease option? They are both effective ways to purchase real estate with no or low credit.
Different Types of Deeds
A deed is a document that vests the owner with the ownership rights for a property. Typically, there are three types of deeds. Learn more here.
A Typical Real Estate Transaction
Have you ever wondered how the home buying process works? In this video, American Homeland Title attorneys John & Lewis go through the basic process.
Reading a Closing Disclosure and an ALTA HUD 1 Settlement Statement
This video explains how to read a closing disclosure and an ALTA HUD 1 Settlement Statement.
What is Title Insurance?
When you are buying a home, you will be asked if you want title insurance. This is a quick introduction to title insurance and why it's important.
Time is Running Out to Challenge House Values in 2014
Real property taxes in Ohio are primarily determined by two numbers - the effective tax rate and the assessed value. When these two numbers are multiplied together for a given property, you get the base real estate tax amount. The effective rate is not generally challengeable. However, there is a standard procedure available to all …
Milford Realtor Charged with $15 Million Fraud Scheme
Brenda Ashcraft, 43, fromMilford, Ohio has been indicted by a federal grand jury for defrauding investors of at least $15 million from 2009 - 2013. The scheme involved French Manor Properties which is owned by Ashcraft. Investors were promised 40% returns. If an investment sounds too good to be true, it probably is. To read …
Do I need Owner’s Title Insurance?
The question that is asked all of the time is, “Do I need owner’s title insurance?” The answer is yes you need owner’s title insurance. A lender’s title insurance policy provides no benefit to an owner of real property. A lender’s policy only comes into play to protect the lender. Under most scenarios, the lender …
Owning Real Estate Property Requires More Than A Deed
Did you know that there is more to owning real property than just obtaining a deed? Knowing which deed or legal document is appropriate for a real estate transaction can help avoid a potential lengthy and costly probate case. This is why having a licensed attorney prepare your deed and other legal documents for your …
SMARTtransaction – the better way to handle real estate transactions
SMARTtransaction is a new service platform that provides for an efficient method of handling a real estate transaction from start to finish. The biggest issue with any real estate transaction is the lack of communication between all of the parties to a real estate transaction. Wouldn't it be easier if everyone was literally on the …