Another Top-10 List — Highest Paying Jobs in America

Jobs are everything to the economy and the ultimate demand for real estate. Not all jobs are equal, however. Variables include required skill sets, educations, compensation and even where they are located. Once again I invoke the invoke the TINSTAANREM axiom — There Is No Such Thing As A National Real Estate Market. Nor is …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Best States for First-Time Homebuyers

In some states it is easy for first-timers to buy a home – both the underlying required jobs are there and housing affordability and availability meshes with the requisite earnings capacity. Not all states, however, are as hospitable to the new prospective Millennial homebuyers. Ease of homeownership, however, does not automatically correspond to the location …Read more

Another Top-10 List — America’s Healthiest Housing Markets

Yesterday Fannie Mae released the findings of their January 2017 Home Purchase Sentiment Index which reported that American’s have never felt better or more confident than ever regarding U.S. housing markets. That said, it’s once again time to invoke the TINSTAANREM axiom — There Is No Such Thing As A National Real Estate Market. Nor …Read more

From Hybrid to E-closing: Moving the Title & Settlement Industry Toward a Paperless Real Estate Closing

The marketplace reality is that consumers expect a digital solution to improve their home buying experience. We must meet our customer needs and problem-solve a solution that allows real estate transactions to close electronically. A hybrid approach to e-Closing would allow the title and settlement industry to begin some form of e-Closings today while working with technology providers, Secretaries of State, county recorders and state legislatures to move the industry toward a full e-Closing in the near future.