Title Insurance what it is it and why you need it

Title Insurance what it is it and why you need it

You have found a house you like; your offer has been accepted and escrow has been opened at a title company. Soon after escrow is opened, your escrow officer sends you a document entitled Commitment for Title Insurance. At this point you need to understand what title...

Millennials Prioritizing Homeownership Over Marriage

Millennials Prioritizing Homeownership Over Marriage

Many millennials are focusing on homeownership before marriage, according to the results of a survey from SunTrust. The survey reveals that, among more than 2,000 U.S. adults, nearly half of millennials (aged 22-38) who have been married say they and/or their spouse...

Important Mortgage Tips For First-Time Buyers

Important Mortgage Tips For First-Time Buyers

With the peak spring-summer home buying season in high gear, first-time home buyers are stressed. Finding that dream home in today’s market where affordability is beyond a challenge is often like winning the lottery. Especially for many who are suffering from “buyer...

What Homebuyers Need to Learn

What Homebuyers Need to Learn

Potential homebuyers want more assistance with their buying process, according to the recent TD Bank Mortgage Service Index. The Index notes that homebuyers are optimistic, with 83% saying it's a good time to buy a home and 30% are very or extremely likely to buy a...

How to stop email fraud, the costliest cybercrime

How to stop email fraud, the costliest cybercrime

Call it the Case of the $200,000 Typo. A cybercriminal created an email address that was one subtle keystroke different from the email address of a real estate title company. The fraudster then emailed a homebuyer from that similar email address – example@ABCtltle.com...

Here’s how scammers target home sales

Here’s how scammers target home sales

Scammers target home buyers, real estate agents and brokers. They’re using certain tactics to steal the down payment. AUSTIN, Texas — On some weekday nights and many weekends, Jeff Hayenga the real estate agent goes by Jeff Hayes the bass player. His full-time job as...

Millennials have officially entered the housing market

Millennials have officially entered the housing market

Millennial purchasing power heats up   It’s long been projected that Millennials are destined to dominate the housing market in upcoming years. Now, new data from Realtor.com reveals that it's finally happening. Millennials are buying houses. Lots of them. According...

FRAUD AWARENESS VIDEO FROM ALTA