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Choosing a Closing Attorney

Real estate and property law since 2003

Understand Your Closing

An attorney is required to sell, refinance or obtain a reverse mortgage on any residential real estate in Georgia.

There are thousands of attorneys in Atlanta — but few who specialize in real estate transactions.

When it is time to choose a closing attorney, we recommend:

  • Choosing an attorney who has experience with real estate transactions
  • Getting all the title, settlement and attorney fees up-front
  • Looking at Section C on the Closing Disclosure for full disclosure of title and attorney fees.
  • Checking Section H on the Closing Disclosure for the cost of the owner’s title policy, if the transaction is a purchase.
  • Knowing who the attorney will be and how the closing will be scheduled. If you have any title questions, the easiest thing to do is simply call the closing attorney.

Are there advantages to working with Origin Title & Escrow, Inc? Yes!

  1. Experience. Each person at Origin Title has over ten years experience in real estate. We only handle title and real estate work.
  2. Fees. In today’s market, costs play an increased role in choosing a closing attorney. Origin Title’s online Closing Cost Calculator provides a quick, accurate quote for title fees that makes it easy to compare with other firms.
  3. Convenience. Clients can schedule the closing online.
  4. Constant Communication. It is important for lenders, agents, buyers, and sellers to be able to ask the closing attorney questions. Instead of having a delay due to ‘title issues’, we keep clients informed on what is happening with the file. Most title issues can be cleared quickly.
  5. Completing Files. There is no need to wait six months to get a title policy or recorded document. Origin Title minimizes the wait by filing documents in a timely manner and getting the policy completed as soon as possible. The county recording department may take some time to get the document recorded, however.

Loan Closing Locations

Purchases

  • Purchase settlements can be performed in our office or yours

Refinances

  • Residential refinances can be handled after-hours and remotely — at the borrower’s home or office — anywhere in the Metro Atlanta area

CALCULATE CLOSING COSTS

Calculate costs and output results as they’ll appear on the Closing Disclosure

ORDER TITLE

Provide pertinent information and we’ll get started on the title search.

SCHEDULE CLOSING

Get on our calendar early so the time will be convenient for your borrower.

The Origin Title & Escrow Team

Attorney, Owner
J.D., University of Illinois College of Law.
Origin Title opened in 2003.
Attorney
J.D., Mercer Law School
Joined Origin Title in 2017.
Paralegal
AAS Paralegal Studies, Briarcliffe College
Joined Origin Title in 2004.

Office Administrator
Joined Origin Title in 2012.

CLOSING ATTORNEY JOHN BENNETT AND HIS TEAM UNDERSTAND THE CONCERNS AND THE INTERESTS OF EVERY PARTY AT THE CLOSING TABLE.

MORTGAGE LENDERS

Solid title search work & accurate documents.

REALTORS & AGENTS

Closings in your office or Origin Title’s.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

Step-by-step procedures for sellers.

REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

Accelerated closing for experienced buyers.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

Quick turnaround on commercial binders.

REVERSE MORTGAGES

Vast experience with requirements and closing documents.

Origin Title: Approved Attorney

These are a few of the more than 30 lenders who have approved Origin Title for residential loan closings on their behalf.

Download the Origin Title Lender Approved List

Origin Title ~ Body of Work

Since 2003, John C. Bennett has performed thousands of closings.

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