Community Title Network brings Baltimore based Continental Title Group into its brand and operating platform

Community Title Network announced that, effective immediately, the Continental Title Group, operating in Greater Baltimore, is officially becoming part of Community Title Network and will operate under the Community Title Network name in all markets Continental Title Group currently serves.

Community Title Network‘s parent company acquired the formerly named Continental Title Group (CTG), in October 2016.

“We are now better positioned as Community Title Network to continue to grow and prosper throughout the entire Washington, DC/Baltimore Region as a single brand that is synonymous with trust and innovation.” stated Michael Ridgway, President of Community Title Network.   .

Ridgway also stated, “This announcement represents much more than a simple name change. We now give our great teams in the Baltimore market all the tools and resources available under the Community Title Network platform for  safe, secure, convenient and efficient settlement services unparalleled in the market.”  Ridgway continued,   “We are excited to roll out to consumers and real estate professionals in the Greater Baltimore market the innovative tools and resources for safe, secure settlements, all in the name of supreme customer service.”

For more information about Community Title Network, please contact Michael Ridgway at or by phone at 301.886.8777 or visit the company website at

Community Closing Network and its family of companies secure distinguished Independent Certification of ALTA Best Practices

Community Closing Network, LLC (CCN) and its subsidiary agencies, including Community Title Network, Continental Title Group, Real Estate Title & Escrow, and Homesale Settlement Services, recently obtained independent third-party American Land Title Association (ALTA) Best Practices certification.

CCN enlisted the assistance of national certified public accounting and management consulting firm PYA, P.C. (PYA) to perform the independent third-party certification.

The decision to pursue independent certification for its subsidiary agencies was based on the company’s recognition that customer service has evolved and continues to change at a faster pace. CCN CEO Michael Ridgway said such an investment in the certification process shows realtors, lenders, and consumers how dedicated CCN is to the highest level of customer service, which now includes the promise of security when handling their personal information and their money.

“We strongly believe that to be the best title service partner to real estate professionals, lenders, and consumers today, independent proof of our providing data security and compliance with ALTA Best Practices is an absolute requirement,” said Ridgway. “Self-certification is not a good enough standard for us. Proving we are truly optimized in all seven pillars of ALTA Best Practices by a nationally recognized group like PYA puts us above virtually every other title agency in our markets.”

Industry regulators have recently increased their demands for protective measures throughout title and settlement procedures. ALTA created the Best Practices Framework to help title and settlement agents prepare policies and procedures to protect lenders and consumers. Best Practices certification comes after a rigorous third-party assessment covering all areas of title and settlement services, including licensing, escrow trust accounting controls, privacy and information security, written policies and procedures, liability and fidelity insurance confirmation, and guidelines for customer relationship management.

CCN chose to be certified by the professionals at PYA because they are among “the most qualified firm in our industry to offer the rigorous certification process,” according to Ridgway.  “We are truly committed to being the leading title provider in our markets in serving and protecting our customers.” Ridgway added, “Our mortgage-lending clients have already provided an extremely favorable response to our work with PYA; the overall rigorous certification process; and most importantly, our achieving such a high-value independent certification.”

For more information, visit the CCN website,

About CCN and Its Subsidiaries

Community Closing Network, LLC, offers a full and comprehensive platform of services to title agencies and agents. CCN’s subsidiary title agencies: Community Title Network, Continental Title Group, Real Estate Title & Escrow, and Homesale Settlement Services, provide title and settlement services to realtors, lenders, and consumers throughout Maryland; Delaware; Washington, DC; and Virginia leveraging the CCN platform.

Following the vision of its co-founder and CEO, Michael Ridgway, and his 32 years of setting the standard in his markets as a “value-add partner” to realtors, lenders and builders in settlement services, the CCN family of title agencies is quickly being recognized as an innovation hub in providing cutting-edge customer service to all stakeholders in the real estate closing process, by introducing customer service solutions through technology and data security. For more information about how title agencies and title agents can leverage the CCN platform, contact Michael Ridgway at or visit

About PYA

For over three decades, PYA,  P.C., a national professional services firm providing management consulting and accounting, has helped its clients navigate and derive value amid complex challenges. PYA serves the title industry with a comprehensive list of offerings, including: ALTA Best Practices implementation and assessment; strategic planning; mergers and acquisitions; tax compliance; and regulatory compliance.

PYA’s steadfast commitment to an unwavering client-centric culture has served the Firm’s clients well.  PYA is ranked among INSIDE Public Accounting’s “Top 100” Largest Accounting Firms.  PYA affiliate companies offer clients world-class data analytics, professional real estate development and advisory resources, comprehensive claims audits for self-insured Fortune 500 companies, wealth management and retirement plan administration, and business transitions consulting.

PYA assists clients in all 50 states from offices in Atlanta, Kansas City, Knoxville, Nashville, and Tampa. For more information, please visit or call us at (800) 270-9629.

Real Estate Title & Escrow Fenwick Office Opens

Real Estate Title & Escrow a subsidiary company to Community Closing Network, and operating as a title agency in MD and DE opened its Fenwick, DE office in early January 2018. The office is managed by Devin Holland and supported by Brian Glancy, attorney at law. Both Holland and Glancy have extensive experience in real estate closings in the local markets. Holland pointed to the increasing growth in and around the Delaware beach markets and the demand from current clients to support their business in those markets. Holland states: “While we have been supporting these markets from our other offices, we are excited to create a physical and permanent presence in these beach and surrounding markets to support our clients and customers. We will be able to better serve our realtor clients, builder clients and lenders clients from a much more convenient physical location.”

Michael C. Ridgway, CEO of parent company Community Closing Network also stated, “ The opening of the Fenwick location will enable us to provide convenient settlement services for our local clients but also enable us to better serve our clients throughout the DC, MD, VA and Baltimore markets who either do business in the beach markets or who own property in the Lower Delaware beach area.”

The office is located at 1107 Coastal Highway, Fenwick, DE 19944.