Real Estate News

Parental co-ownership and the millennial home buyer question

Published: 20 Jan 2017

The home market is anticipating more millennial buyers. This generation may have suffered through the 2008 Recession but is now gaining the confidence and capital it could need to stay strong in the coming year and actually purchase new property. A Washington Post letter suggested one way that less secure millennials might still enter the market: help from their parents.


A little work can make a retirement mortgage function

Published: 18 Jan 2017

Managing a mortgage in the face of retirement can take more effort than it might seem. The process of financing and beginning the mortgage could take significant investment, making proper protection of ownership important. There are other important things retirees need to do to facilitate a home purchase, as well.


Homeowners have to honor their mortgage no matter what

Published: 16 Jan 2017

Mortgages can continue as a responsibility even when the owners don't realize it. Because of this, new buyers should remember title insurance as an addition to the purchase itself as a way to cover possible fees later on. The Wall Street Journal recently reported on this same idea albeit using the example of home insurance during a fire.


3 tips for buying a new home this year

Published: 12 Jan 2017

Preparing for a new home purchase requires research. New owners will need to both get the best deal and find a home with all of the qualities they need. Searching for the right mortgage will entail work on part of the buyer, as well as a commitment to supportive policies, such as title insurance, which will offer protection against common threats to title.


Report compares renting and buying homes for 2017

Published: 11 Jan 2017

In the coming year, potential buyers will have to consider many factors before committing to a house. One of these could be whether it's financially viable to buy at all, as opposed to renting. The answer to this will likely vary considerably based on the market, as a recent report from ATTOM Data Solutions showed.


3 reasons to purchase a duplex

Published: 10 Jan 2017

Buying a home could be an investment that pays off as time goes by, if you plan wisely. In addition to buying title insurance to protect your claim, there are also reasons you might want to purchase a double-decker house for the long term.


What it truly means to 'hold title'

Published: 06 Jan 2017

Holding title may seem like a complicated concept, so before you close on a home, you need to be clear on what it actually means. Legally, you "hold title" once you've bought the home, provided that title has transferred to you successfully and is clear of all "clouds." But there are multiple ways to actually hold title, giving you a choice based on your situation.


Experts see tumultuous mortgages in the future

Published: 05 Jan 2017

It can be tough to form a solid estimate for mortgage rates when different factors keep changing. So far, multiple predictions have arisen, appearing to conflict with each other. At least two sources seem to believe that there will be some opportunity for buyers in 2017, presenting a bit of hope in the face of an uncertain market.


Getting new buyers beyond the homebuying stigma

Published: 04 Jan 2017

With the many financial challenges of homeownership, it's easy for buyers to get discouraged before they even enter the market. It's possible that a new home could be more available than they appear, as long as buyers make strong choices. For new or younger potential owners, in particular, purchasing a home could lead to a better sum total, making a better overall impact on finances as time goes by.


Foreclosure starts ramp up by 12 percent in third quarter

Published: 19 Nov 2015

The fourth quarter got off to an inauspicious start both for homeowners and the residential real estate market in general, as foreclosure numbers rose by double-digit figures, according to newly released data published by RealtyTrac.


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