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3 reasons to love homeownership during this special month

It’s time to talk about the joys of homeownership, especially since June is National Homeownership Month. Consider this survey: 88% of homeowners say they’re happy owning a home, while 69% of renters said they would be happier if they had their own place. Those are striking numbers that show how worthwhile buying a home can […]

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3 things to know about mortgage rates this summer

Happy National Homeownership Month! While we’ll have an entire blog devoted to reasons to celebrate the joys of owning a home soon, this piece is on a topic all of us know well. Yes, we’re talking about interest rates. Five months into 2024, it’s fair to say those who predicted multiple interest rate cuts from […]

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REAL ESTATE FRAUD

As much as we feel like we talk about wire fraud, a survey of recent homebuyers shows why these efforts must continue. Look at some of the findings from the State of Wire Fraud 2024 Report from one of the title industry’s leaders in this area, CertifID. You may think you’ve talked about wire fraud […]

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5 tips to help all of us take care of ourselves

We couldn’t let this month end without recognizing May as Mental Health Awareness Month! As much as we love real estate, it can get stressful from time to time. That’s why the goal of this list is to help you de-stress long before you get to one of our closing tables.  While this advice is mostly geared toward […]

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Age Matters: A generational handbook for listing agents

While we focus much of this blog on homebuying or the vital role our teams play when it comes to title and closing, this piece is centered on sellers – and how our REALTOR® friends can best cater to the needs and preferences of this group.  However, it’s important to note that the motivations behind selling a home are as […]

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3 things to know about title insurance right now

It’s time for a bit more title talk with you! While title insurance policies, title searches and all the related terms that go with them may not be the most edgy topics of conversations, they’re extremely important to us.  After all, title is at the core of all we do for our wonderful customers – […]

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5 keys to homeownership in your first year

Owning your own place is definitely worth it, but it’s important to know – and plan for – the costs and other important responsibilities that come with homeownership. So whether you’re a first-time buyer (extra congratulations!) – or simply reading this piece for some extra advice or reinforcement, there are several challenges and aspects you should be prepared for during […]

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3 lessons “Bluey” can teach us all about real estate

What can the animated children’s show “Bluey” teach us about buying and selling a home? It turns out to be a whole lot. If you’re not part of the show’s target demographic – or a parent of a young child – you’re probably wondering, “What’s a Bluey?” right about now. If so, here’s an overview.   The […]

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3 ways we can celebrate Earth Day in our communities

Earth Day is about more than just celebrating our great planet. This upcoming holiday is the perfect opportunity to make where we live, work and play a better place for generations to come.    While Earth Day is relatively new—celebrated for the first time in 1970 to remember and raise awareness about the environmental devastation from […]

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3 money-related steps for prospective buyers

Did you know April is National Financial Literacy Month? While we’re not financial advisers, it’s important that anyone who is preparing to buy a home anytime soon is well-versed in the money aspect of it all, so we gathered essential tips from the experts regarding saving effectively for your future home. Organize your finances. There’s a […]

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