By | 2018-03-01T13:57:36+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

  All this rain has got everyone down so we wanted to do a little something to lift the spirits of our loyal clients.  That's why we're offering 50% OFF of our regularly priced closing fee between now and Sunday, March 4.  Simply email a contract or title request to orders@smart-titletn.com and mention this ad to take [...]

3 Strategies to Recover from the Holiday Slump

By | 2018-01-09T16:34:44+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Let’s all get real. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, if you are like me, you are bouncing from party to party, trying to connect with the who’s who in your sphere of influence.  Hey, there is nothing wrong with that!  It is our job to make connections with influential people.  That means no party goes unattended.  Besides [...]

Favorite Books of 2017 to Kickstart Your 2018

By | 2018-01-08T12:50:09+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Pretty much anyone who has ever met our CEO, Kim Hollingshead, knows she is an avid reader.  She owns an impressive personal library and reads books across a wide spectrum of subjects.  "I believe in being a student of the world, learning constantly.  Every year, I devote myself to mastering new subjects and genres.  Reading makes [...]

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 [...]