Consumer Information

There are many factors for consumers to consider when selecting a title insurance and closing agent. We hope you choose Knight Barry Title for our local expertise, local presence, service standards, market conduct and our commitment to your community. We also want you to know that you may shop for your title and closing agent and pay particular attention to security standards of the agent you chooose.

Buying and selling a home is an exciting time, but there can be pitfalls for unsuspecting consumers. You should be aware that criminals use wire fraud schemes to steal money meant for home purchases or the proceeds from the sale of the property. Criminals often begin the wire fraud process by using email messages, website forms, or phone calls to steal your email login and password information.

Lastly, make sure you purchase an owner’s title insurance policy to protect your property rights. Find out how for a one-time fee an owner’s policy can protect your important property rights for as long as you or your heirs own the property. With Knight Barry Title, all your bases are covered and we look forward to seeing you in one our closing rooms.

For more information, you can also visit homeclosing101.com or alta.org (The American Land Title Association)
Protect your Money
Ways to protect yourself from wire fraud schemes and what to do if you've been targeted.
What is 2 Factor Authentication and why do you need it?
Cheri Hipenbecker and Craig Haskins of Knight Barry Title explain how you can reduce the risk of being a victim of real estate wire fraud by using 2-factor authentication and DMARC.
What does "closing" on your house mean?
Buying a house is an exciting time and the more you know about the process, the more relaxed you'll be going through it.
7 Things Never to Say or Do in a Real Estate Closing
Knight Barry Title hosts thousands of real estate closings per year and we’ve just about seen (and heard) it all. Heck we even included a couple things that have caused our company a few headaches.
The Buyer's Side
An explanation on how title insurance works for the buyer.
Part 2 of 2: Learn about real estate wire fraud and how to prevent it
The fraudsters are attacking real estate transactions to steal money from buyers, sellers and lenders.
So you've decided to sell your home?
What you need to know about shopping for title insurance when selling your home.
Part 1 of 2: Learn about real estate wire fraud and how to prevent it.
The fraudsters are attacking real estate transactions to steal money from buyers, sellers and lenders.
Building a Home
An explanation on how construction escrow works with the builder, title company, and lender.
Calculate your Closing Costs
Find a title rate estimate using one of our state calcuators for WI, MN, MI, IL, and FL.
Can we still close in 30 days?
On Aug 1, 2015 the CFPB required that most home lenders follow new rules and use a form called the Closing Disclosure Form (CDF).
For Sale by Owner
The steps you need to take once you accept a final offer when selling your own home.