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The Rise of Digital Closings
February, 18 2019

The Rise of Digital Closings

One of our service areas—Massachusetts—has joined fourteen other states in permitting its counties to utilize a new sort of notary [...]

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How Are Judicial Foreclosures Beneficial to Borrowers?
February, 15 2019

How Are Judicial Foreclosures Beneficial to Borrowers?

Foreclosure is not a word one regularly considers when pondering positives for borrowers in real estate. Yet there are a [...]

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How Dodd-Frank Provisions Affect Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs)
February, 14 2019

How Dodd-Frank Provisions Affect Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs)

When the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (known colloquially as Dodd-Frank) was passed in the wake of [...]

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Some of the Most Common Issues We Find in Curing Title
February, 13 2019

Some of the Most Common Issues We Find in Curing Title

In our business, there may arise any number of issues with the title to a parcel of real estate. The [...]

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Real Estate Investment: Flipping Houses
February, 12 2019

Real Estate Investment: Flipping Houses

The concept of flipping houses—purchasing a home at a relative discount, performing a number of material enhancements or repairs, and [...]

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What the Fed Has to Say About Home Ownership
February, 11 2019

What the Fed Has to Say About Home Ownership

In a May report entitled “Report of the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2017,” the Federal Reserve Board (also [...]

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The State of Florida’s Housing Market
February, 08 2019

The State of Florida’s Housing Market

Florida tends to be a slight contradiction where real estate considerations are concerned. As mentioned in a prior post, a [...]

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Some Ways to Save Up for a New Home
February, 07 2019

Some Ways to Save Up for a New Home

Anyone looking to buy a new home should know that they will need to put some money down in order [...]

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On Tapping Home Equity
February, 06 2019

On Tapping Home Equity

A home’s equity—the difference between what its owner owes and what the home is worth on the market—is often considered [...]

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The “Bilbao Effect’s” Influence on Home Ownership
February, 05 2019

The “Bilbao Effect’s” Influence on Home Ownership

When now-famous architect Frank Gehry designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain—which opened in 1997—he generated more than just a [...]

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Land Surveys—the What, Where, When, and Sometimes Why
February, 04 2019

Land Surveys—the What, Where, When, and Sometimes Why

The What: Land surveys are representations that define the legal boundaries and features of a property in graphic fashion, similar [...]

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Several of Our Client Markets Make a List of Cities in Which Millennials Can Afford to Buy a Home
February, 01 2019

Several of Our Client Markets Make a List of Cities in Which Millennials Can Afford to Buy a Home

One of the more spurious stereotypes about Millennials would have us believe that this large and mighty group of economic [...]

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