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.

single-family homes explained

Single-Family Homes Explained

Dec 12th 2018

When you see "single-family homes" listed on a real estate website, you probably think that it can be defined simply as a home for a single family. However, its actual definition is a little bit more complicated than that. In fact, in order for a property to be considered a ...

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house hunting tips for parents

House Hunting Tips for Parents

Dec 4th 2018

Every parent (or potential parent) looking for a home knows that he or she will need to find a property that can adequately accommodate their child. However, sometimes these homebuying parents can overlook certain features that could have really been beneficial for their child. To prevent this from happening, we ...

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home inspection

The Most Costly Issues Found During a Home Inspection

Nov 26th 2018

While you may feel confident that everything in your home is in safe, working condition, you should think again. Home inspectors can find issues with aspects of your home that you could have easily overlooked, which is why they are hired in the first place. The good news is that ...

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granny pods

Granny Pods: A New Option for Downsizing

Nov 16th 2018

As more and more baby boomers are reaching the age of retirement, many are looking for ways to downsize. Some may be looking to move into a smaller home, while others may be looking to move into an apartment or retirement complex. For baby boomers and senior citizens looking for ...

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mortgage rate lock

What is a Mortgage Rate Lock?

Nov 13th 2018

Confused about what a mortgage rate lock is? Lakeside Title is here to help! This blog will provide an overview of mortgage rate locks as well as the potential risks associated with them. Mortgage Rate Lock Defined   A mortgage rate lock is when a borrower and a lender agree to establish a ...

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current homeowners

Why Current Homeowners Aren’t In a Hurry to Move

Nov 7th 2018

Despite the fact that current homeowners have the highest recorded amount of equity on homes in history, many are reluctant to sell their homes. According to a report from First American, the median amount of time one holds onto a home has risen to 10 years, which is 10% up from ...

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paying off mortgage debt

Fewer Seniors Paying Off Mortgage Debt

Oct 25th 2018

New research has shown that fewer seniors are paying off mortgage debt these days. In fact, homeowners over the age of 60 were “three times more likely to have a mortgage in 2015 than they were in 1980.” Many fear that this rise of seniors carrying mortgages will have repercussions ...

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Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid

Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Oct 19th 2018

When you are selling your home, it is imperative that you spend ample time considering your prospective buyers. Your real estate agent can help you avoid many of the common errors that are made. However, some mistakes will fall through the crack, much to the real estate agent’s dismay. Below ...

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Questions to Ask Real Estate Agents When Buying

Questions to Ask Real Estate Agents When Buying a Home

Oct 10th 2018

So, after a long and exhausting home search process, you have finally found a property that could be the one. You may feel a temptation to just put your money down on the spot and close the deal right away. This is especially apparent when the housing market is competitive ...

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How a Primary Residence Can Impact Mortgage

Oct 2nd 2018

Did you know home buyers can usually qualify for better mortgage rates when they are requesting money to purchase their primary residence? This is possible because the mortgage lenders are taking on less of a risk than they would when financing a second mortgage. Other than your mortgage, a primary ...

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