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.

steps to increase home value

5 Steps to Increase Your Home’s Value

Jul 10th 2018

Everyone wants to make the value of their homes higher, but most do not know where to start. Below we have outlined five ways you can increase your home's value: 1. Enhance the Appearance The old expression “don’t judge a book by its cover” doesn’t apply in real estate. People won’t want ...

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Demand Is Up for Homes Designed for Multiple Generations

Jun 21st 2018

A growing number of home buyers are seeking homes designed for multiple generations to live conveniently under one roof. That’s according to the 2018 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). According to the report, one in five homebuyers between the ages of 53 ...

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home inventory

D.C. Is One of Few U.S. Metros Seeing More Home Inventory

Jun 19th 2018

Washington, D.C. is among a small number of metro areas across the country that are finally beginning to see an increase in home inventory. According to a new report from Redfin based on data from this May, D.C. has now seen inventory increases for four consecutive months year-over-year. That means ...

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social media

5 Social Media Musts for Real Estate Professionals

Jun 8th 2018

Nowadays everybody wants to be in constant contact and one of the most commonly used tools is social media. You want to know where your friends and colleagues are and what they’re up to and the majority of us do this via our smart phones. Many clients will find you and ...

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home design

7 of the Hottest Home Design Trends in 2018

May 29th 2018

There are many impressive home design trends this year. Here are seven that we think you’ll like 1- Roof Decks While you would normally see this type of addition in apartment buildings, it has become increasingly popular for residential homes. It’s a great substitute to your standard deck or backyard patio. 2 - ...

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women buying homes

4 Tips for Single Women Buying Homes

May 23rd 2018

Did you know the number of single women buying homes in the U.S. last year was double that of single men? That’s right. Based on survey data by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), single women accounted for 18% of home buyers in the U.S. in 2017, while their male ...

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real estate

Real Estate Market Update: A Look at the Market from Different Perspectives

May 18th 2018

With no apparent peak in sight to rising home prices, you may wonder what the different players in the real estate market are thinking. We’ve done a little research and come up with some interesting insights that show different perspectives on the market. The good news is that just about ...

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digital mortgages

Do Digital Mortgages of the Future Still Need Humans?

May 9th 2018

Digital mortgages are going to change the way that things are done and have been done for decades in the mortgage industry. This is currently a hot topic of discussion among mortgage industry professionals, and the subject of a lot of recent media attention as well. But what kind of ...

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home renovations

Home Renovations Are Super Popular Right Now

Apr 30th 2018

According to a new survey, more than half of all homeowners plan to improve their homes this year. That’s right! A whopping 58% of homeowners expect to make home improvements this year, with 45% planning to spend more than $5k on their projects. This an all-time high, according to the LightStream ...

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home prices baltimore

Low Inventory Is Still Driving Home Prices in Baltimore and Country at Large

Apr 25th 2018

Low home inventory continues to strengthen the real estate market, with home prices in Baltimore and many other cities across the country steadily rising. The median home listing price in the nation in March was up 8% from last March to $280,000. In comparison, the median home price in Baltimore City ...

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