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Equity National Title is a company that's dedicated not only to awesome experiences and community involvement, but to education as well. We maintain this blog so that we can be a valuable resource to homeowners, lenders and realtors. 

 

7 Time Management Tips for a Balanced Life

By: Equity National   May 19, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

7 Time Management Tips for a Balanced Life

Research by the American Psychological Association, shows that reducing stress levels may protect an individual’s health long-term. However, most of us have a difficult time reducing our stress levels because we live in a world of constant pressure from job responsibilities, education goals, children’s activities, caring for elderly relatives, managing our finances, and much more. These responsibilities often require much of our time so t...

Housing performance continues creeping up

By: Equity National   May 18, 2015   No Tags   Title

Housing performance continues creeping up

Gradually, the U.S. housing recovery continues in the approximately 360 U.S. metro markets.  Of those locations, the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index has identified 68 that have reached or exceeded normal housing and economic performance levels. Seven of those markets saw a year-over-year net gain. Nationwide LMI score edges up Based on current permit, employment and price data, the ...

What's important to millennial homebuyers?

By: Equity National   May 14, 2015   No Tags   Title

What's important to millennial homebuyers?

A new wave of homebuyers is set to wash over the housing market and with it comes new sentiment about what’s important in a home and how the buying process should go.  Mortgage rates are low, housing inventory is high and the cost of rentals is soaring – the perfect storm has come together and people in their twenties and early thirties are primed to leave a significant imprint on the home buying process. These days, following the cra...

Helping Your Buyers Make Choices that Work

By: Equity National   May 12, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

Helping Your Buyers Make Choices that Work

Whether your clients are buying their first home, buying a condo, or buying a vacation home, real estate agents want to offer suggestions that help them in their decision making process. Be sure to share these tips the next time you meet with your home buying clients: Make a list of priorities that are most important to have in a home. For some people it may be floor space. For others it may be a workable kitchen. Keep the list with you...

A Homebuyer’s Checklist of Closing Documents

By: Equity National   May 5, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

A Homebuyer’s Checklist of Closing Documents

Closing day for buyers and sellers can be both exhilarating and nerve-racking at the same time. All the hard work you have done to help get your homebuyers to that point will soon pay off, but not if important paperwork isn’t available at the closing. Here is a basic checklist to print and share with your clients: Loan Note- This document indicates the homebuyers’ terms of their loan. It should include the amount to be borrowed, int...

What is Phishing? 4 Tips to Safeguard Your Perso...

By: Equity National   April 28, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

What is Phishing? 4 Tips to Safeguard Your Perso...

According to the Security and Exchange Commission, phishing involves the use of fraudulent emails and copy-cat websites to trick you into revealing valuable personal information — such as account numbers for banking, securities, mortgage, or credit accounts, your social security numbers, and the login IDs and passwords you use when accessing online financial services providers. Often phishing scams involve someone posing to be part of a le...

Congressman proposes new title insurance rules [...

By: Equity National   April 27, 2015   No Tags   Title

Congressman proposes new title insurance rules [...

One congressman believes that the practice of real estate agents and sellers referring clients to title insurance firms has to stop, because many of the consumers receiving these recommendations aren’t fully aware of why they are.  Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) introduced legislation regulating title insurance referrals to ensure that clients are being guided toward the best deals, rather than being given information that sta...

'Rogue' CFPB targeted with transparency bill [VI...

By: Equity National   April 21, 2015   No Tags   Title

'Rogue' CFPB targeted with transparency bill [VI...

It’s always sunny in Philadelphia, but apparently the same isn’t true for Washington D.C., where one agency has been subject to accusations that it hasn’t been as transparent and accountable as it should be.  Many government agencies are subject to a 1972 sunshine act meant to shed light on their practices. The Federal Advisory Committee Act was passed to ensure that the public and Congress would be completely aware of what was...

50 Words to Avoid in Email Marketing Campaigns

By: Equity National   April 20, 2015   No Tags   Uncategorized

50 Words to Avoid in Email Marketing Campaigns

Most people agree that spam–unsolicited email sent in bulk–is a nuisance and can slow down productivity. According to spamlaw.com, spam makes up more than 45% of all emails sent. Spam filters can cut down on the amount of junk messages that wind up in your inbox. However, professionals who follow the anti-spam laws by using permission-based email lists, often get their messages filtered out too. So, how can you make sure that your email...

If you're not mobile friendly, you're doing it w...

By: Equity National   April 13, 2015   No Tags   Title

If you're not mobile friendly, you're doing it w...

When you open up your website on a mobile device, is the text all jumbled, and are the dimensions of the page slightly off? If so, then you could find your site tumbling down Google’s search rankings very soon.  Google is about to update its search algorithm, and the alteration will be bad news for any lenders, title agents or other stakeholders in the home buying process whose websites don’t meet the monolithic search engine’s high...

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