Elite Escrow Exclusive | Winter Edition
January 2018
In This Issue

Federal authorities warn San Diego-area residents and business people to beware of an email scam with increasing frequency in recent months. Home buyers and the real estate industry among the targets. Read the full article here.
Source: KUSI News

Many know the news, effective January 1, 2018, a fee of $75 shall be paid at the time of recording of every real estate instrument, paper, or notice required or permitted by law. The fee imposed by this section shall not exceed $225 on certain transactions. But wait, there is more you should know to stay prepared.  Here's what you need to know.

Your offer has just been accepted - congratulations! - you are fired up and ready to move into your new home. But don't neglect the steps that protect both the buyer and the seller. 

Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and Redfin  have some serious competition.  Facebook announced that it is significantly expanding the real estate listings section on its Marketplace.  According to Facebook, the feature is "rolling out gradually" and is currently only available via the mobile app in the U.S.  Read the full article here.

October: We sponsored the Tierrasants 5k Fun Run & Walk  which helped the community of Tierrasanta purchase benches for their parks.

November: Our Sales Executive Shanon Leder Jensen, volunteered at the New Americans Museum where children from all over the world were sworn in as US citizens. 

Elite Escrow also sponsored the Generosity Generation Event which helps real estate agents get more referrals through generosity. 

December: We held a clothing and household goods drive benefiting the San Diego Rescue Mission. All items went directly to help the homeless and to people in need at their Transition Centers.

"THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP WITH THIS "CRAZY ONGOING CLOSE OF ESCROW!" You have shown nothing but patience and understanding even with all kinds of things coming at you from all directions. I can understand why Julie insisted on using ELITE ESCROW! You are the best." - Jeanne


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