Stay up to date on industry trends, news and events with the Title Stream corporate blogs from Lakeside Title Company. Our industry experts will share insights and updates to keep you informed.

real estate

7 Tips Based on Habits of Super Productive Real Estate Agents

Feb 23rd 2018

Every day we work with busy real estate agents, so we get a good sense of just how hard they work, how dedicated they are to their clients, and how much they juggle each day to make their deals work and to reach their own sales goals. Recently, we’ve found ...

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multifamily borrowers

Multifamily Borrowers Get New Incentive to Improve Tenants’ Lives

Feb 19th 2018

Fannie Mae has unveiled a new product that encourages multifamily borrowers to offer programs that improve the health and well-being of their tenants. Borrowers who take advantage of the Enhanced Resident Services™ product get a lower borrowing rate, flexible underwriting and other favorable terms as of Jan. 15 of this ...

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homebuyer terms

Terms Every Homebuyer Should Understand

Feb 12th 2018

Recently a survey from FREEandCLEAR revealed some surprising, even startling, information about how well many homebuyers understand the basics about mortgages. For example, close to 30% of those surveyed did not know that a shorter loan term – 10 years versus 30 years, for example—meant that they’d pay less interest ...

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mortgage lenders

Mortgage Lenders Remain Optimistic About Purchases, But Cautious About Profits this Quarter

Jan 31st 2018

Mortgage lenders are expecting increased demand for purchase loans this quarter, although they do not expect this to be a good quarter for profits, according to the most recent Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey results released by Fannie Mae in December. In fact, mortgage lenders’ net-profit margin outlook has been negative ...

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mobile devices

The Importance of Keeping Mobile Devices Secure

Jan 25th 2018

At Lakeside Title, we believe that keeping mobile devices secure is more important than ever. A recent report by Inman, for example, indicated that escrow scams targeting real estate agents and their clients were significantly higher in 2017 than the year before. It estimates that homebuyers lost $969 million to ...

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home purchase

6 Things to Consider Before Making a Home Purchase

Jan 16th 2018

Have you found the home of your dreams and ready to make a home purchase? Or are you planning to buy a home in the near future? If so, we’re thrilled for you. Buying a home is something most of us do only a few times in a lifetime. And ...

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homes sell

Renovation Features that Help Homes Sell

Jan 8th 2018

A team of data experts at realtor.com recently analyzed which features added during home renovations tend to pay off the most when homes sell. They looked at a variety of home amenities, and came up with a list of 15 features that not only help sellers to recoup their renovation ...

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real estate market

Smaller & Medium-Sized Cities to Dominate Real Estate Market in 2018

Dec 28th 2017

A new report indicates that 2018 will be the year when smaller cities will dominate the real estate market. That’s because many larger primary markets have become too expensive and competitive for some investors. The annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate report was recently released by the Urban Land Institute and ...

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home design trends

Interior and Home Design Trends Expected to Dominate 2018

Dec 18th 2017

Are you in the market for a new home or thinking about remodeling your existing home? If so, you may be wondering what the hot new home design trends are, or what’s new in interior design. Well, we’ve done a little research and come up with this list of seven ...

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mortgage applications

Consumers Want Lenders to Process Digital Mortgage Applications Faster

Dec 14th 2017

Overall satisfaction with lenders declined in 2017, primarily due to what consumers view as the slow processing of online mortgage applications, according to the new 2017 U.S. Primary Mortgage Origination Satisfaction Survey released by J.D. Power in November. Overall satisfaction declined by 8 points on a 1,000-point scale compared to ...

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