July 2020
Quote of the Month
"May we think of freedom,
not as the right to do as we please,
but the opportunity to do what is right"

~ Peter Marshall
Why choose an Independent Escrow Company?
Licensed vs. Unlicensed “Controlled”

All Escrow companies in California can be classified into two basic categories: Licensed or Controlled. “Licensed” Escrow companies are independent businesses licensed by the California Department of Business Oversight. This license regulates the procedures and practices of the companies and subjects them to stringent requirements designed to protect consumers.

“Controlled” Escrow companies are non-licensed businesses that can be owned by a variety of entities, including Real Estate Brokers, Mortgage Brokers, Banks, Savings and Loans, and Title Insurance Companies. Such companies fall under the jurisdiction of a variety of supervising agencies, with regulations and requirements that vary widely. One fact remains constant, however. None of the agencies have regulations as strict as those imposed on the Escrow companies licensed by the Department of Business Oversight.
Fourth of July at Home
Since many of us will be spending Fourth of July at home this year here are some fun games and activities for the whole family. Enjoy quality time and make new Fourth of July family traditions! Link below:

Star Spangled Spread
Festive Fourth of July Desserts
Sweeten up your Fourth of July with these festive treats! From pies to ice cream here some great ways to please a crowd with your Star Spangled delicious desserts!