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.

These are the PropTech Firms Disrupting Real Estate

Jul 14th 2021

Real estate technology, also known as PropTech, is exploding.  PropTech, short for property technology, is the technology that simplifies the process of buying, selling, renting, owning, or managing a home. There are huge opportunities in this field, which is why over the past 5 years, annual investment in U.S. PropTech companies ...

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10 Time-Saving Hacks for Real Estate Agents in 2021

Jul 7th 2021

As a provider of title products, closing and escrow services to lenders, brokers, and realtors, we know a thing or two about the process. In the fast-moving world of real estate, it makes or breaks a business.  For many agents we work with, just keeping up with daily tasks is too ...

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Your Guide to Escrow

Jun 25th 2021

An escrow agent usually comes from the real estate company in charge of conducting the closing, a title agent, or an attorney. They work with the buyer and seller to ensure that the transaction is completed most efficiently. This means ensuring the safe and secure transfer of private items and ...

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Getting Your Offer Accepted in a HOT Fast Moving Market

Jun 16th 2021

Summer is here, and Fall is right around the corner. Finally, the listing season is upon us. Would-be homebuyers are dealing with historically low inventory that’s making competition as fierce as ever. In many cities, homes barely stay on the market a month before being snatched up. Even if you’re not ...

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Does This Solar Surge Predict the Future in the Real Estate Industry

Jun 2nd 2021

A variety of factors sparked a boom in the solar industry in New York City, and the trends seen in the Big Apple could foreshadow how solar will enter other real estate markets across the country. Solar Popularity Increasing The number of residential projects across all five boroughs has jumped to more ...

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Looking Ahead, Tips To Sell Stale Listings as We Move Through Summer

May 23rd 2021

Looking down the road, if you've found your listing is still sitting on the market when the kids go back to school, you could face some challenges getting that stale listing sold. The good news is, more buyers are expected to enter the market. Here are some tips to help ...

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Is Your Home Ready for the Summer? Here are Some Tips!

May 16th 2021

A backyard is an outdoor oasis for family and friends to relax and unwind. If your home is lacking outdoor ambiance, it's time for some improvements. The following accouterments can liven up your backyard enhancement project and turn it into an aesthetically pleasing environment for family and friends to enjoy.  Stamped ...

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The Evolution of Technology in the Title Industry

May 10th 2021

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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Five Common Reasons Real Estate Deals Don’t Work Out

May 3rd 2021

Real estate deals come and go. Here are the top five deal killers to watch out for: Lack of a Sense of Urgency In any industry that involves sales, having a sense of urgency can speed up the process. Streamlining and having a sense of urgency can help avoid situations where buyers ...

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New Single-Family Homes Are Finally Getting Smaller

Apr 25th 2021

The size of new single-family homes decreased slightly in the first quarter of 2021 from the previous quarter, further proof that a new trend toward smaller homes is continuing to take shape, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The NAHB referred to data released by the U.S. Census ...

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