Category Archive: Business News

4 new rules to buying or selling a home this season

Thinking about entering the real estate market soon? Great. You’re certainly not alone. More listings, falling interest rates, (even though the Fed left rates unchanged last month) and general optimism about future market conditions have many people thinking soon could be the perfect time to start the next chapter of their lives. However, the roller […]

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5 ways to maximize your extra day this month

There’s always so much to love about February, but every four years, this month gives us even more to appreciate. Yes, we’re talking about leap years and how you can make the most of the additional 24 hours of 2024.  Whether you’re looking to enhance your marketing strategy, unwind, or bolster your team’s spirit, here […]

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3 pros and cons of adjustable-rate mortgages

Let’s talk about adjustable-rate mortgages. Yes, it’s likely that if mortgage rates decrease (at least that’s the hope) this year, such a topic may not garner as much attention as it has lately. However, it’s always good for us in the title and real estate industry to know what options our potential buyers have when […]

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AmeriTitle Super Star – Alisa Rogers

It’s time to introduce you to another AmeriTitle team member we love. And that is not Nox, who is pictured above, but his owner! The next AmeriTitle Super Star is Alisa Rogers! Alisa is a Title Assistant in our Salem, OR branch. Her favorite part of the job is seeing how hard work makes all […]

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Let’s talk about the NAR lawsuit, buyer’s agents and more

While inventory, inflation and interest rates dominated the headlines for most of 2023, another event that happened last year will continue to play out and affect all of us in real estate over the course of this year, too. We’re talking about the federal Sitzer/Burnett court case and a series of other lawsuits challenging the […]

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4 things today’s sellers should know

Selling a home is a big deal, regardless of what’s happening in the market. While 2024 should be a good year for many sellers, preparation is always key. While choosing the right agent to help you sell your home can make the process quicker, smoother and more profitable, there are plenty of other tips to know, […]

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2024 predictions from industry experts

Happy New Year! As the calendar flips to 2024, there are plenty of reasons for positivity, and we love sharing optimism with all of you. Today, we’re focusing on this year’s forecast from the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR’s experts are honing in on “boring” words for 2024 – and honestly, we’d all welcome that after […]

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The DOs and DON’Ts of stress management

It’s an exciting time to be in real estate, and it’s not only because a new year offers renewed optimism simply when the calendar flips to January. Interest rates are stabilizing and will keep going downward, more inventory should start appearing, and more buyers should be serious about their home search again soon. However, with […]

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Make Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile Your Resolution for 2024

As we kick off a brand-new year, now’s the perfect time for you to set a resolution for professional growth. In the spirit of new beginnings, let’s focus on optimizing your LinkedIn profile—a crucial resource for expanding your business and referral network in today’s digital world. With LinkedIn boasting over 900 million members and being […]

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The Federal Reserve—What Is It and Why Are We Talking About It So Much?

So, have you heard anyone mention mortgage rates recently? We joke, but it’s a topic that’s dominated headlines all year long. A key player behind these rates is the Federal Reserve (the Fed), whose decisions significantly impact housing affordability.  With news of the Fed’s recent decision on rates making waves, our teams thought now would […]

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