Our Title Quote App Is Ready For TRID

Posted by admin on Sep 22, 2015 10:28:00 PM

October 3rd is just around the corner and we are happy to share that our title quote app is ready for the change.

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Topics: real estate, title insurance, housing, TRID, closing disclosure, mobile app, title quote

Renters Jumping On Today’s 3-Percent Mortgage Rates

Posted by admin on Sep 4, 2015 10:22:00 PM


Homes are selling at the fastest pace in nearly 10 years as low mortgage rates, rising rents, loosening loan guidelines, and eager sellers combine to shape the hottest housing market of the decade.

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Topics: homebuyer, real estate, housing, mortgage rates

How Some Realtors Are Utilizing Instagram

Posted by admin on Aug 24, 2015 10:15:00 PM

As mentioned in a previous post, Instagram is a great way to show off your homes, announce an open house, or even introduce your team. This growing social network will allow you to show your properties in front of potential homebuyers and build your brand while doing so. Instagram offers features such as filters, video upload, and hashtag capabilities. Click here to see how some Realtors/Brokers are using Instagram.

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Big Data In Real Estate

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2015 10:04:00 PM

We have heard the term “big data” used in several industries such as healthcare and financial, now it is starting to make it’s impact in the real estate industry. Big data is large or complex data often used to predict consumer behavior. Below are three ways big data is changing the commercial real estate industry.

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Topics: real estate, big data, commercial real estate

Home Buyers: What They Are Buying And Why?

Posted by admin on Aug 7, 2015 10:03:00 PM

Curious why buyers choose certain homes over others? The American Housing Survey has provided us with insight into the home buying process.The top two reasons with both new home buyers and first-time buyers is size and layout/design. With new home buyers, design/layout, neighborhood, and size seem to be more of a consideration rather than price. As for the first-time buyer, price is more of a consideration (80%).

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Topics: real estate, housing, first-time homebuyer, NAHB, new home buyer

The Closing Process Is About To Change

Posted by admin on May 15, 2015 9:30:00 PM

If you are in the market for a new home you may have heard the date August 1st come up a few times. From changes to the closing documents to the timing of their distribution, the closing process will look different come August. “The goal of the CFPB is to make it easier for consumers to understand their loan terms,” says Mitchel Kider, chairman and managing partner at Weiner Brodsky Kider PC in the District. “I think the result will be helpful to consumers but there will be a learning curve for everyone.” CSS is right on track with the software and procedural changes to provide continued compliant closings. Click here to learn more about those changes for the consumer in this article from The Washington Post.

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Housing Demand Expected to Rise In Next 10 Years

Posted by admin on Apr 26, 2015 10:18:00 PM

According to a report released by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) titled Housing Demand: Demographics and the Numbers Behind the Coming Multi-Million Increase in Households, by 2024 there will be 13.9 to 15.9 million additional households formed. Three demographics will have a major impact on this demand: Baby Boomers, Hispanics and Millennials.

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Topics: real estate, housing, MBA, mortgage, baby boomers, millennials

New Year-New Way

Posted by admin on Jan 5, 2015 8:11:00 PM

Convenience. This sure does seem to be the name of the game, even when buying, selling or refinancing real estate. My 28-year-old son recently purchased his first piece of real estate. Being the good mom that I am, I offered to guide him through the closing process. When explaining to him that he may be contacted by the seller’s title company to arrange for a date and time to personally appear at a closing and put pen in hand and sign the paperwork, he looked at me as if I came from Mars and said “seriously? – why can I do it on my phone?”.   A great question actually. With the upcoming 2015 changes in closing disclosure rules along with current customer demand for convenience no closing order should be complete without first securing an electronic communication method with the customer.  Gathering the email address of the buyer/borrower or seller should be first and foremost. CSS has been working diligently on an electronic paperless approach to Roundtable closings.  We’re ready and we will be ringing in the New Year with a whole new twist on the closing process. I’m so excited to be participating in this new phase of paperless closings.   It seems as though snail mail and recording paper instruments is fast approaching extinction.

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Topics: e-closings, homebuyer, paperless closings, real estate, title insurance


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