The Increasing Financial Burden Crushing Renters

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:12+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Categories: Real Estate Tips, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Economists consider housing expenses “burdensome” if rent or house payments are more than 30 percent of a person’s income. The cost of renting a home or apartment has risen in recent years at a much faster pace than incomes have, which means that an increasing number of renters are burdened by the cost of rent. Rent [...]

Top Celebrity Homes of 2015

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:13+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Celebrity real estate is always fascinating – if only for the fact that we like to see the posh luxury in which our favorite stars live. While there are dozens of magazines and e-zines covering celebrity lifestyles, the real test is how many views celebrity homes get through giant real estate listing companies such as Zillow… [...]

Why Title Insurance Could Save Your Home

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:13+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

In Central Texas, a bank is going after an entire neighborhood and claiming the houses residents own aren’t really theirs. JB Mortgage Co. began suing more than 400 homeowners last month. The lender is making the claim that there are liens against each and every title in the neighborhood, and if that’s true, it could mean [...]

How Legislation on Cybersecurity Affects You

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:16+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama made a point to “urge this Congress to finally pass the legislation we need to better meet the evolving threat of cyber-attacks, combat identity theft, and protect our children’s information.” On January 13, the administration sent Congress three proposals to that end. Leak Alerts Of [...]

Did You Shop Around for Your Mortgage

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:16+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Did You Shop Around for Your Mortgage? Did you contact multiple lenders when applying for your mortgage? Odds are, you didn’t. A recent government study found that nearly half of US homebuyers in 2013 only seriously considered one home mortgage lender. By contrast, nearly everyone compares prices at the supermarket. Think about that for a moment. [...]

Is it Time to Refinance

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:16+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

We all know someone who’s refinanced his or her home. There are plenty of reasons to do so. Some people choose to capitalize on low interest rates (2015 might be the perfect year to do that), others want to cash in on their equity to pay off debt or start home renovations, and still others simply [...]

Bank Faces Fines After Taking Kickbacks

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:16+00:00 April 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Mortgage lenders and title companies work hand in hand every day. After all, unless you’re able to pay cash for a home or other real property, you’re going to need both. For real estate agents, banks and title companies to refer customers to one another is usually just good networking. Except when it’s not. It looks [...]

April 10th Show & Sell- Register Today

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:16+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

As you know the Nashville Real Estate market is RED HOT! Houses are selling quickly, some within hours of going on the market with back up contracts for the back up contracts. Today's savvy real estate agent needs to access every tool in their tool box. One that is proving time and again to be a [...]

March Madness at Smart Title

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:16+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

March has been a busy and rewarding month here at the office. In addition to multiple daily property closings we have also had some fun and not so fun happenings. The not so fun: the shutdown of Nashville due to snow and ice. Can you believe that was just a few weeks ago? Despite the virtual [...]

Show Us Your Closing Photos

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:18+00:00 July 23rd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are so thankful for the agents who trust Smart Title & Escrow with their closings. We would love to feature you and your clients on the Smart Title Facebook page. We are offering some cool prizes just for tagging us in your closing photos. Here is how it works: Take a photo of you and [...]