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.

Does the Real Estate Industry Face Cyber Security Risk? You’d Better Believe It.

Mar 22nd 2020

Real estate firms of all types compile, store and share sensitive financial and personal information, and this alone invites a malicious data breach. Direct cyber-attacks aren't the only concern. Employee negligence and poorly managed data sharing and monitoring are also cyber security vulnerabilities. Potential problems can arise when property managers, ...

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Most Common Questions Asked by First Time Homebuyers

Mar 13th 2020

March 12, 2020 - By Lexi Klinkenberg Buying a home is a big deal and can be an overwhelming and sometimes stressful experience, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer. In order to help you navigate the process, save money and avoid common mistakes we asked experts from Florida or Oregon to share the questions they are ...

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How Mortgage Companies Can Gain the Confidence of Millennials

Mar 9th 2020

Millennials have high expectations for all their business interactions and their expectations for mortgage companies are certainly no less stringent. This is a generation of technically savvy consumers who are heavily focused on social media. Their lives and perceptions have been greatly impacted by text messaging, mobile phones and instant ...

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THE Time to Refinance is now!

Mar 1st 2020

Whether a person is looking at buying or refinancing their home, the fact is that mortgage rates are at or near record lows. The reasons include a combination of issues, including federal bank interest rate compression, the fears engendered by the threat of the Coronavirus, and weak bank systems across ...

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Title Insurance Protects You Against “Clouds” on Your Title

Feb 28th 2020

You've signed the Agreement to purchase the home of your dreams. Congrats!  You are your representative will contact us, the Title Insurance Company, to perform a land records search, prepare a title report and ultimately issue a Title Insurance Policy insuring the stakeholders against “clouds” on the property title.   ...

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Technology and the Title Industry: a Tech Driven Echosystem

Feb 19th 2020

Technology has the power to improve countless aspects of business, from processing to efficiency to communication and beyond. Across industries, it allows suppliers to keep up with the ever-evolving demands of consumers. In some scenarios, including within the title insurance industry, technology can even benefit surrounding aspects within the business. Title ...

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RED FLAGS: Diagnose Them Before the Deal Falls Through

Feb 4th 2020

The home buying or selling process is often a very stressful time. Your home is arguably the biggest asset you will ever purchase or sell, so you want to make sure everything is done right. When a deal falls through, it will not only add more stress but can often also discourage ...

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Crafting the Perfect Business Tagline: A Real Estate Agent’s Guide

Jan 28th 2020

In real estate, you’ve got just a few seconds to separate yourself from the competition. The best way to do that? Have a killer tagline that tells people who you are and what you offer. Your tagline will live everywhere, from your social media to your business cards. Here’s your ...

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Maryland Mortgage Lender Law

Lakeside’s Legal Corner: Maryland Mortgage Lender Law

Jan 21st 2020

Occasionally we are asked to prepare private loan documents for a real estate settlement. The seller might be holding a “seller take-back” loan, where the seller agrees to forego receipt of some or all of the purchase price at settlement in exchange for regular monthly payments with interest (or some ...

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Don’t Remodel Your Home Until You Read This

Jan 20th 2020

Don’t remodel your home until you read this blog! Every year, Americans spend $400 billion on remodeling costs. That’s a huge sum, but it could be much higher.  According to the NAR’s 2019 Remodeling Impact Report, 35 percent of homeowners would rather move to a new home than remodel their current ...

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