Today a first at Clear Title happened… We did our first Remote Online Notary (RON) closing! Our client, a seller, told us it was easy and wants to do all of her closings this way from now on.  With this service, a signer can set up a closing 24/7 and can sign in from a[…]


As most of you know, counties in the Kansas City Metro Area are going to issue a “Stay at Home” Order to go into effect Tuesday March 24th. This order states that people should stay home except for “essential activities”. In Section III. 2. viii. It states “Banks and related financial institutions” are essential and[…]

No More Kansas Mortgage Registration Tax

If you are in real estate in the Kansas City area you may have noticed that Kansas and Missouri have different sets of rules and fees to follow. One of the hardest to explain over the years has been the Kansas Mortgage Registration Tax (MRT), until now! In years past, the MRT was paid at[…]

Should I add my kids to title?

Should I add my kids to title? “Adulting” gets kicked up a notch when you purchase a home. You just entered into a relationship with your home, so, good or bad, you try to work things out. This purchase also triggers some to want to prepare a long term plan. Don’t be scared, these are[…]

2018 Jackson County Tax Sale

It’s that time of year for Jackson County to hold their annually Tax Sale.   The Eastern Jackson County sale is going to be held on Monday, August 13 at the Independence Courthouse and on August 20 at the Kansas City Courthouse.  Please know, to be eligible to bid on properties you must register at least 10[…]