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House Financial Services Committee Passes TRID Fix Bill

November 29th, 2017

Source: ALTA News The U.S. House Financial Services Committee today passed the ALTA-supported TRID Improvement Act of 2017 (H.R. 3978) by an overwhelming 53-5 bipartisan vote. The bill, introduced by U.S. Reps. French Hill and Ruben Kihuen, corrects the inaccurate disclosure of title insurance premiums on the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) and help consumers understand…

Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.17 percent

February 10th, 2017

Source: Washington Post February 9th, 2017 To read the full article from WashingtonPost.com, please click here Washington Post – Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on 30-year fixed-rate loans slipped to an average 4.17 percent from 4.19 percent last week. That was still sharply higher than a 30-year rate that averaged 3.65 percent for all…

Made home improvements last year? You could get a tax break

February 10th, 2017

Source: USA Today February 9th, 2017 To read the full article from USAToday.com’s website, please click here Please note: The article originally appeared on credit.com USA Today – If you made any home improvements in 2016, you may be eligible for a tax break or two. Certain home improvements – or certain lines of credit that can…

59 Million Think of Buying a Home in 2017

February 10th, 2017

Source: Builder Magazine February 9th, 2017 To read the full article from Builderonline.com’s website, please click here Builder Magazine – A new survey out Thursday from Bankrate reports 59 million American adults (one in four) are considering buying a home this year, of which about 16 million say they are very likely and 20 million say they…

Housing Market Sees Increase In Flips In 2016

January 30th, 2017

Source: Daily Source News January 25th, 2017 To read the full article from DSNews.com’s website, please click here DSNews.com – The continual rise in the prices of homes over the past few years has been accompanied by an increase in the number of homes that are flipped for a profit. Real estate research firm Trulia released data showing the…

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

January 30th, 2017

Source: Mortgage Bankers Association January 25th, 2017 To read the full article from MBA’s website, please click here MBA – Mortgage applications increased 4.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 20, 2017. This week’s results included an adjustment for…

5 Hidden Costs For New Buyers

March 11th, 2016

Buying a home for the first time can be an overwhelming experience, which is why it’s important that your first-time buyer clients have all of their finances in order and know all of the expected expenses ahead of time. Source: CBS Money Watch Read more here

8 Things To Consider When Buying Investment Property

March 11th, 2016

The shortage of properties is a problem not only for those looking for a place to live, but for those who are looking to invest in real estate, seeing returns in the form of rental income or profit derived from the sale of rehabbed homes. Source: U.S. News & World Report Read more here

ATI Offices Closed for Presidents Day

February 10th, 2016

Abstracts & Titles, Inc. will be closed on Monday, February 15th, 2016 in observance of Presidents’ Day. We will reopen Tuesday, February 16th at 8:30 am.  Abstracts & Titles hopes everyone has a safe and happy holiday!  

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….

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