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Could my Closing Date be Delayed?

Arrowhead Title is the best title agency at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are experienced in every type of real estate transaction. Today we have some great information on why your closing date might have to be delayed. It's never fun to have to change plans at the last minute, so being prepared can help you avoid these common issues. Read on to learn more!

1) Aggressive Timeline
Once you've made an offer on the house of your dreams and it has been accepted, then it is time to pick a closing date. If you are a first-time homebuyer, you may be surprised to find how far out this date can be. You have to make sure to provide enough time for the underwriters to request, receive, and review the materials they need. It is also important to allow inspectors and appraisers adequate time to perform the necessary inspections and report their findings. This timeframe can be about one and a half to two months depending on the details of the sale.

Plan for issues to come up during the clos…

March Events at the Lake to Welcome Spring!

Spring is almost here, and we are ready! Arrowhead Title is involved in the community and we are proud to be the best title company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Even though the temperature is chilly right now, soon the sun will come out and the weather will warm up. When it does, you won't want to miss out on these great events around the Lake area in March. Read on to learn more and pick your favorite!

North Lego Movie 2 and Building Contest March 1st, 11:00am
The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center
250 Racquet Club Dr.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Watch Lego Movie 2 and compete in the Lego Building Contest! Enjoy the movie for free, and enter the building contest for just $5 per contestant. (Your Lego must be brought in disassembled.) Seating is limited!

LOMDA St. Charles Boat Show March 5th-8th
St. Charles Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza

March 5th: 3pm-9pm
March 6th: 12pm-10pm
March 7th: 10am-9pm
March 8th: 10am-5pm

The Lake of the Ozarks Marine…

Real Estate Forgery - Can it Happen to Me?

Forgery sounds like something that only happens in the movies, or on the rare occasion in big companies or personal checks. However, it is actually becoming quite common in the real estate industry. Are you protected? Arrowhead Title is the best title agency at the Lake of the Ozarks and we have the knowledge and experience to help protect you from the dangers of forgery on your title. Read on to learn more about how forgery happens and how to prevent it!

How Does Real Estate Forgery Happen?
When someone forges a homeowner's name on a property deed, they are committing forgery. They then use that title to claim ownership of the property. People who commit this fraud are usually able to get the deed notarized under false pretenses. They can then use the deed to take out a mortgage loan on the property and collect the money for themselves. It can take a long time for the bank to catch the issue. Sometimes it is too late.

Who Has to Deal With It? 
Whether or not the forger is caught, …

Celebrate That Special Someone at the Lake!

With Valentine's Day just a couple of weeks away, our mind is on love and finding the best way to celebrate our special someone. Arrowhead Title is the best title agency at the Lake of the Ozarks and we have been part of the community for many many years, so we can say with confidence... The Lake of the Ozarks is one of the most romantic places to live and spend time in Missouri. With the gorgeous lake views, fine dining restaurants, Valentine's themed events, and gorgeous resorts everywhere... The Lake can't be beat! Read on to learn more about how you can treat yourself and your special someone this holiday.

Romantic Restaurants at the Lake

Seven Springs Winery Valentine’s Day Dinner  Seven Springs Winery
846 Winery Hills Estate
Linn Creek, MO 65052

February 14th, 5:30pm-9:30pm

They will be serving a delicious 10 oz. grilled KC Strip and lobster tail, caesar salad, grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes, and turtle cheesecake for dinner from 5:30-8:00pm. Randy at the Lake wil…

All About Deeds and What They Guarantee!

Facts about deeds can be pretty dry, but it is important to understand the different kinds of deeds and what they cover. As the best title agency at the Lake of the Ozarks, Arrowhead Title is experienced in real estate transactions and we have the expertise to help guide you through the ins and outs of deeds. Read on to learn more!

General Warranty Deeds
These provide the most coverage and protection to the grantee (the one receiving the deed). The seller/grantor is held to certain standards by the general warranty deed and can be sued if there is a violation.

One of the things covered in this kind of deed is called "warranty of title". Basically, this allows the grantee to sue the grantor if the title to the property ends up being defective.

Another thing covered by a general warranty deed is the "warranty against encumbrances". It guarantees that the encumbrances (mortgages, liens, easements) listed in the deed are the only ones. If more are discovered later, the…

Buying a Home at the Lake? Get Ready with These Tips!

Are you thinking about buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks? The process is exciting and well worth the effort when you can finally relax in your brand new Lake House. But it can also be difficult and stressful to go through the real estate process on your own. As the best title agency at the Lake of the Ozarks, Arrowhead Title has several tips on what you need to know before buying a home at the Lake. If we can answer ANY questions about purchasing a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, please give us a call!

Evaluate Your Finances 
Buying a home is a huge investment! With the down payment, private mortgage insurance, realtor fees, mortgage lending fees, cost of inspection, closing costs, and so much more... The amount you will be spending upfront on your home is going to be larger than the sticker price you've seen on the home's listing.

It's a good idea to catalog all of the possible costs that you will encounter when buying a home. This could change the type of home you…

Learn the Importance of Title Insurance!

Title insurance may not be as well-known or as well-understood as other types of insurance, but it is equally (if not more!) important. Title insurance protects your property investments in the event that someone else decides to stake a claim on your personal property. Arrowhead Title is the best title agency at the Lake of the Ozarks, so we know that having an accurate, experienced title insurance company on your side can make all the difference. Read on to learn why title insurance is important and to find out some of the benefits you could enjoy by getting title insurance on your home.

Background Information

By purchasing real estate, you are actually purchasing the legal right to use and occupy the land. It sounds a little strange, but the title to your home is actually a title to the land. It can refer to your rights relating to the use and ownership of the land, or it can refer to the physical document (the deed) that declares you the rightful owner of the real estate.


3 Tips to Get the House Ready to Sell!

If you plan on selling your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, Arrowhead Title has a few tips to help you prepare your home and make the sale to the right buyer. As the best title company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have a lot of experience in real estate transactions and the real estate world. Read on to learn a few of our tips, and call us with any questions you have about closing on your new home!

1) Clean House
Even though most buyers know that clutter will be long gone by the time they move in, it can make the house feel smaller and dirtier. Be sure to remove all your unnecessary personal belongings from the home to help convey a clean feel to homebuyers. 
It is also important to have your home cleaned very well when buyers come knocking. If someone looking for a new home for their family walks into a house with dingy stained floors, dusty furniture, and walls full of old nail holes, they may be turned off. Help give potential buyers the "warm fuzzies" about your home a…