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30% of homeowners are making a mistake that could cost them thousands

by Tonja Rodgers | May 3rd, 2018

Nearly a third of American homeowners may have no idea what their mortgage rate is. That’s according to new data from Bankrate, which surveyed 2,194 adults, including 1,330 homeowners. When asked, 29 percent of respondents with a mortgage either didn’t know their rate or wouldn’t say.  Understanding your mortgage rate is crucial because even the smallest […]

Tennessee notaries will soon be able perform online notarizations nationwide

by Tonja Rodgers | April 24th, 2018

Tennessee State legislature approves online notarization bill  Notaries are starting to put down their stamps and pick up a webcam.  Every year, hundreds of millions of documents are notarized in the United States. Since the Roman Empire, notarizations have been done pretty much the same way: in person.  Now, new technology and new laws are […]

What are your closing options?

by Tonja Rodgers | February 23rd, 2018

Know Your Traditional and E-closing Options There’s been a lot of buzz about online notaries and digital closings over the past year. While many states will start to consider online notary legislation, the fact remains there are four main ways closings can occur. Here’s a summary of the options: Traditional Wet Signing: These closings are handled […]

Lawyers Land & Title Services, LLC expands operations; opens office in Nashville’s Gulch district

by Tonja Rodgers | January 24th, 2018

Lawyers Land & Title Services, LLC announced the recent opening of its new office in Nashville, Tenn. Located on the third floor of the state-of-the-art Gulch Crossing building, Lawyers Land & Title Services is hopeful this expansion will better accommodate the real estate market in Davidson and surrounding counties. The Gulch office will be an […]

How a government shutdown impacts real estate and housing

by Tonja Rodgers | January 22nd, 2018

Loan approvals and mortgages could be delayed, but experts think the housing market would bounce back. With a dispute in the Senate over the immigration program DACA still unresolved, the government shutdown continues for a third day on Monday morning after Congress’s failed attempts to pass a spending deal that would fund the government through […]

Facebook launches massive push into real estate listings

by Tonja Rodgers | November 14th, 2017

New feature also “rolling out gradually” for home sales Zillow. Trulia. Realtor.com. Redfin. All household names in the real estate listings world, right? Well, those companies now have some serious competition from a company that boasts an audience that dwarfs all of those sites put together – Facebook. That’s right. Facebook is coming to real […]

Lawyers Land & Title Services, LLC denounces rally set for Saturday

by Tonja Rodgers | October 27th, 2017

Lawyers Land & Title Services, LLC joins Mayor Shane McFarland and other community leaders and organizers in condemning the rally scheduled for this Saturday at the square in Murfreesboro. As long-time residents of the downtown business community, we feel it is necessary to acknowledge and denounce the unwelcomed infiltration of recognized hate groups in our […]

Lawyers Land & Title Services, LLC denounces rally set for Saturday

by Tonja Rodgers | October 27th, 2017

As long-time residents of the downtown business community, we feel it is necessary to acknowledge and denounce the unwelcomed infiltration of recognized hate groups in our neighborhood. Lawyers Land & Title Services, LLC represents Middle Tennessee businesses and individuals with a commitment to providing a wide range of real estate closings and legal services. Our […]

What does your title company do?

by Tonja Rodgers | October 18th, 2017

The very simple answer is that your title company searches and reviews the property history, addresses the “discoveries” and tackles the “problems” that the search and review process may reveal. Any “simple” answer and description is just that — simple. Actually, the title company process is thorough, consequential and complex. Every home that you viewed […]

A Brief History of Title Insurance

by Tonja Rodgers | October 4th, 2017

In early recorded history, rights to land were established by occupancy. Wandering communities foraged the land and fought each other for control. Not until the Agricultural Revolution was land considered to have intrinsic value, due to the crops it could yield, that extended beyond a given year. In 1066 A.D., William the Conqueror introduced the […]

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