Category Archive: Real Estate Tips and Tricks

Does ChatGPT know title insurance? We put AI to the test!

Just like Usher, we have a confession (just one, no second part): This blog post was written with an assist from artificial intelligence. That’s right, we used ChatGPT to round up five things homebuyers should know about title insurance. Here’s how the robots answered our prompt of “What are five things buyers should know about title […]

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4 new rules to buying or selling a home this season

Thinking about entering the real estate market soon? Great. You’re certainly not alone. More listings, falling interest rates, (even though the Fed left rates unchanged last month) and general optimism about future market conditions have many people thinking soon could be the perfect time to start the next chapter of their lives. However, the roller […]

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INDUSTRY FRAUD STATS

The truth is that cybercriminals and other scammers will always have eyes on real estate, searching for a weak link or another way to gain access. We’ve compiled some real estate industry fraud stats to be aware of. Remember, if something seems off, it probably is. Reach out to us anytime!

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3 pros and cons of adjustable-rate mortgages

Let’s talk about adjustable-rate mortgages. Yes, it’s likely that if mortgage rates decrease (at least that’s the hope) this year, such a topic may not garner as much attention as it has lately. However, it’s always good for us in the title and real estate industry to know what options our potential buyers have when […]

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4 things today’s sellers should know

Selling a home is a big deal, regardless of what’s happening in the market. While 2024 should be a good year for many sellers, preparation is always key. While choosing the right agent to help you sell your home can make the process quicker, smoother and more profitable, there are plenty of other tips to know, […]

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The DOs and DON’Ts of stress management

It’s an exciting time to be in real estate, and it’s not only because a new year offers renewed optimism simply when the calendar flips to January. Interest rates are stabilizing and will keep going downward, more inventory should start appearing, and more buyers should be serious about their home search again soon. However, with […]

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2024 predictions from industry experts

Happy New Year! As the calendar flips to 2024, there are plenty of reasons for positivity, and we love sharing optimism with all of you. Today, we’re focusing on this year’s forecast from the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR’s experts are honing in on “boring” words for 2024 – and honestly, we’d all welcome that after […]

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The Federal Reserve—What Is It and Why Are We Talking About It So Much?

So, have you heard anyone mention mortgage rates recently? We joke, but it’s a topic that’s dominated headlines all year long. A key player behind these rates is the Federal Reserve (the Fed), whose decisions significantly impact housing affordability. With news of the Fed’s recent decision on rates making waves, our teams thought now would […]

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Make Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile Your Resolution for 2024

As we kick off a brand-new year, now’s the perfect time for you to set a resolution for professional growth. In the spirit of new beginnings, let’s focus on optimizing your LinkedIn profile—a crucial resource for expanding your business and referral network in today’s digital world.  With LinkedIn boasting over 900 million members and being […]

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3 tips for positive market conversations with clients in 2024

Let’s dive into this blog post with a sprinkle of optimism, shall we? Enough chatter about rising rates, low inventory and affordability challenges. Let’s shift our focus to the recent whispers of encouragement echoing through the real estate corridors instead.  Economists’ predictions and the recent Fed announcement suggest promising changes are brewing. As a result, […]

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