For Mortgage Consultants

Real estate and property law since 2003

Competitive and Convenient

Origin Title & Escrow:

  • Performs thorough title search work
  • Clears title issues when possible
  • Creates accurate documents
  • Sends title commitments within three business days in most cases

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

For New Lenders:

John Bennett will provide free training to new mortgage consultants. He will explain exactly how a closing works, explain the forms involved, and make sure you’re ready when your client looks to you for reliable closing information.

Escrow Estimate Chart

Use the table below to estimate the number of months to collect in escrow for the specific county.  This includes a 2-month cushion. Counties may change their due dates at any time. This chart assumes there is no negative prepaid interest.

Month of Closing

CountyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cobb6789101112132345
Clayton5678910111213234
DeKalb5678910111213234
Fayette5678910111213234
Fulton6789101112132345
Gwinnett5678910111213234
Henry5678910111213234
Rockdale5678910111213234

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The Origin Title & Escrow Team

Attorney John C. Bennett has a top-notch staff to keep the office running smoothly and maintain his high-quality standards with closing documents.
  • John C. Bennett
    John C. BennettAttorney, Owner

    John C. Bennett graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law and moved to Atlanta the same year. After serving as staff attorney for a medium-sized company for several years, he shifted his focus to real estate title and closings. Origin Title opened its doors in 2003.

    Outside of the office, he spends a lot of time figuring out new ways to injure himself on his mountain bike. John is currently on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity DeKalb, a member of the Georgia Bar, American Bar Association, ALTA and Rotary International. He and his wife Holly have one daughter, and in 2015 added a Boston Terrier to the family.

  • Melissa Hills
      Melissa HillsAttorney

      Melissa Hills graduated from Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia, and began her career working for the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney. After moving back to Atlanta, she worked for the DeKalb County Juvenile Court as an Assistant Solicitor. She joined Origin Title and Escrow in the beginning of 2017. Melissa grew up in Atlanta and has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech. She has two sons and lives in the City of Decatur.

      On her time off she loves playing. She serves on the Board for Community Advance Practice Nurses (CAPN), a non-profit organization that provides access to health care for Atlanta’s medically underserved.

    • Ann Dugan
        Ann DuganParalegal

        Ann Dugan is a real estate paralegal with 13 years experience. She has managed funding and post-closing for Origin since 2004. She also prepares settlement statements and other pre-closing documents. Ann graduated from Briarcliffe College with a degree in Paralegal Studies.

        Ann is originally from Long Island, NY. She relocated to Georgia in 2000 with her husband and their three children. She is on the board of directors of the Band Boosters and very involved with fundraising. In her spare time, Ann is a consultant for Scentsy Wickless Candles.

      • Pat Logan
          Pat LoganOffice Administrator

          Pat Logan has been a part of the Origin Title & Escrow, Inc. team for over 3 years.  She brings with her ten years experience in the insurance field and several years experience in real estate research.   She is in charge of the schedule, data entry, and post-closing document storage.

          Pat Logan is an avid gardener and enjoys sewing and needlework.

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        Origin Title:  Approved Closing Attorney

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

        Origin Title Body of Work

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

        1000
        PURCHASES
        1000
        REFINANCES
        250
        REVERSE MORTGAGES
        1
        APPROVED LENDERS

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