Stewart Title Services Debuts One-Stop Internet Closing Resource
On April 21, 1999, Stewart Title Services of North Jersey unveiled your best reason yet to bring E-Commerce to your office. “The Closing Wizard” is a new addition to the Stewart Title Services web site at . www.titleesq.com “The Closing Wizard” currently allows it’s users to submit on-line title applications, obtain instant, on-line flood searches in your office and access a variety of research materials and forms all from your desktop computer. In the near future, users will be able to select and order surveys, home inspections, appraisals, pest inspections, submit mortgage applications and perform all functions needed to facilitate a residential or commercial closing paperlessly and without waiting for call backs.
Using the “Closing Wizard” is both simple and easy. Access the internet through your preferred browser and enter our web site at www.titleesq.com. Once on our home page, a menu on the left offers the “Closing Wizard” as a choice.
Once you have entered the “Closing Wizard” page, you can freely select any of the available services. The most exciting new offering allows you to obtain certified flood searches printed in your office, instantly.
One of your first concerns with a new contract of sale is whether or not the subject property is in a flood zone. Now, you can have the answer before the agreement leaves your desk.
First time users are directed to register. After filling in and submitting some simple information, you will receive a Password and ID number. These will allow you to enter the “Registered Users” site. There, you will select “LOGIN”, enter your password and ID number and select “Express Order.” You need only to fill in the form, including the address and zip code of the property in question and submit the form.
If there is no flood zone impact, you search will be available to view and print out, in your office, in seconds. All searches can be completed within 4 hours of submission. The cost of this service is only $9.50 for a basic search and $19.50 for a Life of Loan search and will be billed to you on a monthly basis. All searches are fully insured by Stewart Title Guaranty Company.
Another, button on the same page allows users to simply and efficiently order title searches from their desks. By double clicking the “Title Orders” button, you are presented with a form which, upon completion, allows you to simply and efficiently submit your title insurance search application directly to our office. Any back title information or additional copies can be faxed to us at a number provided.
Your order is received in our e-mail and processed immediately and a confirmation number will be returned to you by e-mail or fax, at your request.
Stewart Title Guaranty Company’s award winning Virtual Underwriter on-line underwriting manual and research tool is also available directly through our “Closing Wizard” web page. The internet form of “VU” version 3.0 has the real advantage of monthly updates bringing you the latest interpretations of real estate issues and laws available anywhere, for all 50 states.
But legal interpretations are only a part of what “Virtual Underwriter” has to offer. Forms, including deeds, acknowledgments, affidavits and other title related forms are all available instantly and without charge. It also offers local practice rules, such as recording fees, taxes and explanations of other local rules.
Finally, when all else fails, “VU” offers a full corporate directory to help you find the right person to help you.
Other research links include the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, allowing you to track the successors to many large banks and lending institutions.
Other features planned for the “CLOSING WIZARD” are direct links to surveyors, lenders, home inspectors, pest inspectors and more. It is our goal to bring our technology to you! If you have any suggestions to make this site more useful to you, please call us.
Sanctity of Contract
Alfred D. Santoro, Jr., Esq.
Elissa Buonarota, Esq.
Stewart Title Services of North Jersey, L.L.C.
272 Parsippany Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Phone: (973) 560-0636
Fax: (973) 560-0819
1 (800) 734-6019
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