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TRID: One Year Later

October 5th, 2016

Oct. 3, 2015, was a historic day for the mortgage industry. After several false starts, that date was chosen by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as the implementation deadline for its Know Before You Owe rule. Read more about it here Source: HousingWire

Predictions: 2017 Housing Forecast

October 5th, 2016

We can expect a hot year for home sales in 2017, according to recent forecasts from the National Association of REALTORS®, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and more. Read more about it here Source: Realtor Mag

Problems In The Effort To Modernize Mortgages?

September 13th, 2016

Lenders have long recognized notarization as a critical anti-fraud measure. But the practice – which dates back at least to Ancient Rome – is becoming passé in an era of FaceTime, Skype and live-streamed social media. Source: WSAU Read more about it here  

Mortgage Rates On The Rise

September 13th, 2016

Mortgage rates took their biggest leap in two months on Friday, thanks to a sell-off in the U.S. bond market. Source: CNBC Read more here

Why Are Sellers Still Hesitant?

September 13th, 2016

Properties in many cities throughout the country are flying off the market due to lack of inventory, yet many sellers are still hesitant. Source: Realtor(R) Magazine Read more here

Mortgage Rates Move Higher

March 11th, 2016

Mortgage rates moved higher for the second week in a row, according to the latest data released Thursday by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Source: Washington Post Read more here

Do you know where your data is?

February 10th, 2016

You already know companies track your behavior in Web browsers and mobile apps, and soon they’ll monitor you through your smart refrigerator and fitness band.  Yep, you’re a walking, talking data source.  Despite the nagging sense that your information is constantly collected, few people know exactly what gets scooped up or what happens to it….

Abstracts & Titles Launches New Website!

February 9th, 2016

To better serve our customers, our agents, and our communities, Abstracts & Titles has launched a new website complete with an updated rate calculator and more information about real estate title insurance.

Transparent Closing Costs

February 1st, 2016

Closing is already a complex process.  Abstracts & Titles has published a new closing rates calculator to better serve you.

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