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Once a closing date is scheduled, the transaction is assigned to one of our professional and knowledgeable escrow officers.  That person will be your point of contact, so that you are provided the best possible service.  They will also manage the settlement and handle the accurate and timely disbursement of your transaction.  


  • 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
  • Construction and Repair Escrows
  • Auction, Bankruptcy, and Bank REO Transactions
  • Reverse Mortgages
  • Refinance Transactions
  • Settlement Statements
  • Disbursements
  • Mobile Settlement by Notary, Licensed Title Agent, or Attorney as required by State law
  • Same Day Settlement


Joseph Hughes
Founding Member-Escrow and Settlement Services
Direct:  440.484.2288
Joe has worked in the real estate industry for over 12 years. He started out clearing title and obtaining payoffs then began preparing HUD-1's and scheduling loan closings. He has experience working on out of state loans, purchase transactions, construction, commercial, refinance and reverse mortgage loans. Joe resides in Macedonia along with his wife of 10 years Ann. They have two lovely daughters Danielle and Alayna and they spend as much time together as possible.