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4 ways to help first-time homeowners achieve their dreams

Buying your first home is a significant life event, and right now the national experts say it’s more difficult than ever to achieve that dream. However, we shouldn’t let that deter us from helping this eager group. After all, no matter what happens in the coming months, people will buy – and sell – houses, […]

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Three ways writing a positive review can relieve some seasonal stress

We’ve all heard the adage, “It’s better to give than to receive,” but we’re betting you didn’t know that could apply to writing online reviews too. That’s right, we’re gifting you another message on this subject, but this one is from a special holiday angle. Writing a positive review for a business or customer experience […]

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NAR: Home prices should stay steady in 2023

Even if mortgage rates remain around 7 percent, buyers – and sellers – shouldn’t expect to see substantially lower home prices over the next year. At least that’s according to recent comments made by Lawrence Yun, the chief economist at the National Association of REALTORS®.  What does that mean for real estate? All of us […]

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Associate Spotlight – Cassidy Quehl

We have a new associate spotlight! Let’s give Cassidy Quehl a round of applause! Cassidy is an Escrow Assistant at Alliance Title’s Mountain Home, ID branch. Next month will her 2 year anniversary with the company! Cassidy scans in files once they are complete and sends them to the lender for approval. Cassidy adds, “I […]

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Keep up the wire fraud fight this holiday season

This time of year is always full of joy, goodwill and lots of activity. While we’d love for this message to be only full of Thanksgiving gratitude and Christmas cheer, it’s not. During the rush to get things done, don’t let your guard down regarding the dangers of wire fraud. We know it’s a message […]

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5 NAR stats to know when it comes to referrals and more

This year has certainly been an adventure for all of us in real estate, but we’re grateful for all of you who choose to take this ride with our team every day.  As a thank you – or an early present – we wanted to alert you to new data from the National Association of […]

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Celebrate Small Business Saturday with these 3 tips

When it comes to November holidays, thankfulness is the theme of the month. Not only is Thanksgiving approaching, but we also honor those who have served on Veterans Day. But this blog is about another November celebration. We want to make sure our real estate friends are recognizing Small Business Saturday this year, as a […]

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3 truths about the earlier hot market that aren’t necessarily true anymore

If you’re a potential homebuyer – or seller – you know a lot has changed during the last few months. Interest rates and inflation continue to challenge everyone in real estate, but homes are still being listed and bought during the fall season. While a good REALTOR® and loan officer have probably alerted you to […]

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Associate Spotlight – McKenze Nichols

Let’s give a shout out to our newest associate spotlight, McKenze Nichols! McKenze is an Escrow Assistant at Alliance Title’s Meridian, ID branch. She has been with the company for 2 years now. McKenze assists all of the Meridian Escrow Officers to ensure their files are ready for the closing table. She enjoys getting a […]

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Well, Hello RON

There’s been a lot of talk within the industry about Remote Online Notarization (RON), especially at the height of the pandemic. That’s when several states started approving the use of RON. Some in our industry have called RON technology “a game-changer,” so our teams wanted to review a few must haves for a RON closing. […]

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