2019 Spring Newsletter

What's New:

Happy Spring! It was a long, cold, snowy winter, but the snow is finally melting, the temperature is rising and we are looking forward to buyers getting spring fever.

Biggest Challenges for Real Estate Firms Over Next 2 Years

Although with our business there are challenges every day, the following are the top challenges that real estate firms are currently facing:

  • Keeping up with technology.
  • Increased competition from nontraditional market participants.
  • Growing concerns over housing affordability

44% of firms said they expect competition from virtual firms to increase over the next year, with 43% agreeing that such competition would be from nontraditional market participants. We all know that millennials are our new target audience for home ownership. 58% of firms are concerned with millennials’ ability to purchase a home, with 46% being concerned about millennials’ view of homeownership. The majority of real estate firms remain confident that sales and profits will increase over the next year.

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2018 Winter Newsletter

What's New:

We at CSS wish all of you very Happy Holidays and a safe and Happy New Year! We truly appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to exceed your expectations in 2019 !

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2018 Fall Newsletter

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What’s New:

I have just returned from my annual Federation of Exchange Accommodators 1031 conference. The conference had a lot of daily transactional information to assist Qualified Intermediaries in improving their documentation and knowledge, as well as the latest tax and economic updates that affect the real estate and 1031 exchange industry. 

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2018 Summer Newsletter

What's New!

We are in the middle of the “dog days” of summer, which is our busiest time in Northern Michigan. Real estate is moving, and that is good news for all of us! The legislature has been moving, also, passing several Bills that affect real estate transactions. While I sent these out via e-blast, I am providing the information again in the event it was missed. Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts!

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Topics: Senate Bill 735, Senate Bill 734, Senate Bill 731, Senate Bill 732, Senate Bill 737, Senate Bill 738, Senate Bill 739, Senate Bill 740, House Bill 5811, Senate Bill 733, Federal Taxes, Homebuying, Remote Online Notarization, Senate Bill 736, Public Act, Corporate Settlement Solutions has

2018 Spring Newsletter

What's New!

CSS was recently awarded its 4th consecutive Circle of Excellence Award from Fidelity National Title Group, one of the agency’s underwriters. The award is presented to those agents who demonstrate excellence and commitment to the title insurance industry. Accepting the award on behalf of CSS, from left to right: Beccy Clennan, Manager of Commercial Title and Escrow and Maura A. Snabes, VP, Sr. Underwriting & Compliance Counsel

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Topics: millennials, 1031 Exchange, tax reform, baby boomers, real estate law

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