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.

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Technology at the Center of Real Estate Industry Changes

Aug 17th 2018

The real estate industry is said to be valued at about $217 trillion. In such a huge industry, one would think that they would be ahead in the technology department. However, the real estate industry has actually been reluctant to incorporate technology to its full potential. It seems that this ...

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New Strategy for Home Buying: Renting Out Your Previous Home

Aug 14th 2018

The housing market today is a little rough. Prices are going up and the competition is fierce, resulting in many homeowners holding off on moving to a new home. However, a different strategy for home buying is quickly gaining popularity. This strategy involves buyers keeping their old home and renting ...

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Addressing the Common Misconceptions About Realtors

Jul 26th 2018

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is looking to debunk some of the myths in the real estate industry with its new report. 2018 saw a 6% increase in the number of members of the association, bringing the total number to 1.3 million. As the real estate industry grows, NAR feels ...

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Ranking the Security of Wi-Fi In Airports Across the U.S.

Jul 23rd 2018

A new study from Coronet, a cybersecurity company, has revealed the airports with the most secure Wi-Fi connections and those with the least secure connection. If a Wi-Fi connection is not secure, your private information could be at risk. In particular, the data you input into cloud-based apps including G-Suite, ...

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How to Increase Your Odds in a Hot Housing Market

Jul 19th 2018

The housing market is hotter than ever in 2018. This has been regarded as the best time to sell a home since 2006. Buyers are actively searching for a home, and the competition has never been so fierce. Some buyers are so desperate that they are offering more than the ...

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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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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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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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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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