Does ChatGPT know title insurance? We put AI to the test!
Just like Usher, we have a confession (just one, no second part): This blog post was written with an assist from artificial intelligence. That’s right, we used ChatGPT to round up five things homebuyers should know about title insurance. Here’s how the robots answered our prompt of “What are five things buyers should know about title […]
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4 new rules to buying or selling a home this season
Thinking about entering the real estate market soon? Great. You’re certainly not alone. More listings, falling interest rates, (even though the Fed left rates unchanged last month) and general optimism about future market conditions have many people thinking soon could be the perfect time to start the next chapter of their lives. However, the roller […]
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5 ways to maximize your extra day this month
There’s always so much to love about February, but every four years, this month gives us even more to appreciate. Yes, we’re talking about leap years and how you can make the most of the additional 24 hours of 2024. Whether you’re looking to enhance your marketing strategy, unwind, or bolster your team’s spirit, here […]
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INDUSTRY FRAUD STATS
The truth is that cybercriminals and other scammers will always have eyes on real estate, searching for a weak link or another way to gain access. We’ve compiled some real estate industry fraud stats to be aware of. Remember, if something seems off, it probably is. Reach out to us anytime!
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3 pros and cons of adjustable-rate mortgages
Let’s talk about adjustable-rate mortgages. Yes, it’s likely that if mortgage rates decrease (at least that’s the hope) this year, such a topic may not garner as much attention as it has lately. However, it’s always good for us in the title and real estate industry to know what options our potential buyers have when […]
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Let’s talk about the NAR lawsuit, buyer’s agents and more
While inventory, inflation and interest rates dominated the headlines for most of 2023, another event that happened last year will continue to play out and affect all of us in real estate over the course of this year, too. We’re talking about the federal Sitzer/Burnett court case and a series of other lawsuits challenging the […]
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4 things today’s sellers should know
Selling a home is a big deal, regardless of what’s happening in the market. While 2024 should be a good year for many sellers, preparation is always key. While choosing the right agent to help you sell your home can make the process quicker, smoother and more profitable, there are plenty of other tips to know, […]
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The DOs and DON’Ts of stress management
It’s an exciting time to be in real estate, and it’s not only because a new year offers renewed optimism simply when the calendar flips to January. Interest rates are stabilizing and will keep going downward, more inventory should start appearing, and more buyers should be serious about their home search again soon. However, with […]
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2024 predictions from industry experts
Happy New Year! As the calendar flips to 2024, there are plenty of reasons for positivity, and we love sharing optimism with all of you. Today, we’re focusing on this year’s forecast from the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR’s experts are honing in on “boring” words for 2024 – and honestly, we’d all welcome that after […]
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The Federal Reserve—What Is It and Why Are We Talking About It So Much?
So, have you heard anyone mention mortgage rates recently? We joke, but it’s a topic that’s dominated headlines all year long. A key player behind these rates is the Federal Reserve (the Fed), whose decisions significantly impact housing affordability. With news of the Fed’s recent decision on rates making waves, our teams thought now would […]
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