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 [...]

What Does a Title Insurance Company Do

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:15+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Categories: Real Estate Closings, Real Estate Tips, Title & Escrow FAQ|Tags: , , , |

Buying a home is a big deal, and you’ll encounter all kinds of new terminology and begin business relationships with everyone from Realtors® to home inspectors.   There’s another relationship you’ll need to begin, too: one with a Tennessee title insurance agency. What is a Title Insurance Company? A title insurance company provides a type of [...]

Millennials in the Market – Catering to a Younger Crowd

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:16+00:00 May 14th, 2015|Categories: Real Estate Tips|Tags: , |

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, were born between 1980 and the mid- to late 1990s. As the first generation raised in the Information Age, they’re far more comfortable using technology and the Internet than any prior generation. As millennials come of age as consumers, their preferences are starting to shape how companies conduct business. In [...]

A Real Estate Game Changer – Smart Agent APP

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:16+00:00 May 7th, 2015|Categories: Real Estate Tips, Title & Escrow FAQ|Tags: , , , |

We have all watched as technology has completely changed and improved the real estate buying/selling experience over the last 10 years. Real Estate agents have at the tip of their fingers online MLS listings, paperless transactions, e-signatures, smartphones and tablets. All of this technology is making it possible to serve more clients in less time, netting [...]

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 [...]

Is 2015 the Best Year to Buy a Home?

By | 2016-12-27T18:10:16+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Real Estate Tips|Tags: , , |

We’ve all watched mortgage rates fluctuate over the last decade or so, but this year is set to take the cake as the best year to buy a home, according to some experts. Rates were at a remarkable low during 2012 and 2013, and they’re dipping once again. Is 2015 the Best Year to Buy a [...]