Category Archive: Here at Home

07/11/24

What Elvis – or at least his home – can teach us about seller impersonation fraud

Remember how Graceland, Elvis Presley’s famous Tennessee home, was in the news a few weeks ago? Turns out the iconic property was targeted by a fake seller/scammer. While this incident was quickly thwarted, with the alleged fraudsters even acknowledging they were caught, it’s important to continue raising awareness. Why? Because seller impersonation, a scheme where […]

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06/27/24

4 things for first-time homebuyers to know right now

We try not to play favorites. After all, we love all our customers. However, if you ask any real estate professional, they will likely say they love working with first-time homebuyers. After all, there’s something special about helping someone land their first home.  Despite all the challenges in the market, this group has been making […]

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06/20/24

3 home improvements to make this renovation season

While we normally concentrate this blog on buying, selling or real estate marketing, this piece is slightly different. Today, we’re focusing on improving—as in home improvement. Whether you’re hoping to sell in the near future or are just ready to change up some space, home renovations are on the minds of many this season.   […]

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06/13/24

3 reasons to love homeownership during this special month

It’s time to talk about the joys of homeownership, especially since June is National Homeownership Month. Consider this survey: 88% of homeowners say they’re happy owning a home, while 69% of renters said they would be happier if they had their own place. Those are striking numbers that show how worthwhile buying a home can […]

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06/6/24

3 things to know about mortgage rates this summer

Happy National Homeownership Month! While we’ll have an entire blog devoted to reasons to celebrate the joys of owning a home soon, this piece is on a topic all of us know well. Yes, we’re talking about interest rates. Five months into 2024, it’s fair to say those who predicted multiple interest rate cuts from […]

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05/23/24

Age Matters: A generational handbook for listing agents

While we focus much of this blog on homebuying or the vital role our teams play when it comes to title and closing, this piece is centered on sellers – and how our REALTOR® friends can best cater to the needs and preferences of this group. However, it’s important to note that the motivations behind selling a home are as […]

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05/20/24

Here at Home – AmeriTitle Gearhart

Our next branch spotlight features the beautiful oceanside community of Gearhart, OR. Let us introduce you to the town and the AmeriTitle team that takes pride in helping this community. They have a combined 57 years of experience to bring to every transaction.  A truly gorgeous place just a few miles north of famous Seaside […]

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05/9/24

5 keys to homeownership in your first year

Owning your own place is definitely worth it, but it’s important to know – and plan for – the costs and other important responsibilities that come with homeownership. So whether you’re a first-time buyer (extra congratulations!) – or simply reading this piece for some extra advice or reinforcement, there are several challenges and aspects you should be prepared for during […]

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05/2/24

3 lessons “Bluey” can teach us all about real estate

What can the animated children’s show “Bluey” teach us about buying and selling a home? It turns out to be a whole lot. If you’re not part of the show’s target demographic – or a parent of a young child – you’re probably wondering, “What’s a Bluey?” right about now. If so, here’s an overview.   The […]

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04/22/24

Here at Home – AmeriTitle Coos Bay

This AmeriTitle branch spotlight focuses on our Coos Bay, OR branch. The beautiful town on the state’s Adventure Coast is known for being close-knit, and our team here tries to exemplify that spirit in all its customer interactions, according to Escrow Officer Lisa Summa. “We strive to treat everyone like they are family. Whether our customers […]

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