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.

How Lenders Cash in on the Refinance Boom With Lakeside Title

Jan 20th 2021

Millennials rushed to check their refinancing options with the recent drop in mortgage interest rates. In fact, refinance applications recently rose 116%, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Record Numbers CNBC reported that Quicken Loans experienced their best quarter for mortgage originations since they started their business 34 years.  And their total ...

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How LinkedIn is Key to Loan Officer Success

Jan 13th 2021

In the professional world, one social media platform is king: LinkedIn. LinkedIn, if you're not already familiar, allows you to socialize with your connections in a similar way as Facebook with the added benefit of safely describing your accomplishments and professional experiences. One of the best ways to market yourself ...

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Applying for a Mortgage? Here Are the Top Reasons Mortgage Apps Are Denied

Jan 3rd 2021

According to a study by Lending Tree, about one in every 10 persons applying for a mortgage gets turned down. The study's findings were based on data taken from more than 10 million recent mortgage applications. While one in 10 may seem like a lot, it's actually the lowest rate for ...

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Time to Refinance: The Process and Timeframe

Dec 24th 2020

Refinancing your mortgage can allow you to withdraw some of the money from your home equity or obtain lower interest rates. If you are curious about the mortgage refinance process and time frame, we have provided all the steps involved to give you a better idea of what to expect: ...

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How Real Estate Agents Can Use Virtual Assistants to Increase Productivity

Dec 14th 2020

Real estate agents juggle multiple roles. Although your main role in the eyes of your clients is being a salesperson and expert, behind the scenes you also act as your own CEO, marketing expert and administrative assistant. This puts a lot of pressure on your time and takes away from ...

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Loan Officers: Make These Tax Planning Moves Before January 1

Dec 7th 2020

The tax year is coming to a close. Though there are changes in tax law every year, these past couple years have seen significant changes. Thats' why we are sharing some important information for loan officers below.? To Itemize or Not to Itemize? Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the percentage ...

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#2020 Mobile Apps for Realtors: A Curated List!!

Nov 28th 2020

For any and all real estate agents looking for a way to improve lead generation, marketing and the transaction process, there's an app for that! Below is a quick overview of the top websites, software and apps real estate agents. Websites Placester Sleek websites with IDX integration, a built-in CRM, and drip email ...

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All You Need to Know About the Transition from Renting to Buying a Home

Nov 20th 2020

Are you ready to move out of your apartment and into your first home? Before you do, you should know that transitioning from renting to buying a home isn't always a simple process. As a renter, you have probably become accustomed to only worrying about a few things: paying your ...

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Did Your Neighbor Leave You an Abandoned Home? Here’s What to Know.

Nov 13th 2020

A vacant home causes nearby houses to lose between 3% and 5% of their value. That may not seem like a lot until it’s your house. If you live right next door, the damage is even worse.  Professor Dan Immergluck estimates that “the one-time property value loss imposed on properties within ...

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Echo Alexa and the Smart Home Conundrum

Nov 6th 2020

Technology has made our lives more convenient in a number of ways. We can now ask AI systems like Siri to send a text message, tell us the weather, or play a certain song. At the same time, this technology has complicated our lives, making us paranoid about the potential ...

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