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Facebook launches massive push into real estate listings

by Sarah Cantrell | 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 Sarah Cantrell | 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 Sarah Cantrell | 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 Sarah Cantrell | 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 Sarah Cantrell | 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 […]

What is Title Insurance?

by Sarah Cantrell | June 2nd, 2017

Disappearing bankruptcies could start new wave of homebuying

by Sarah Cantrell | May 31st, 2017

Credit scores hit record high This year marks the seventh year since the influx in bankruptcy declarations in 2010, therefore millions of Americans will see bankruptcies begin to fall off their credit report. Over the next five years, about 6 million Americans will have their bankruptcies disappear, possibly sending a flood of more homebuyers into […]

Keeping Your Place in Line: Title Insurance Protections for Construction Loan Disbursements

by Sarah Cantrell | May 25th, 2017

Most construction loans contemplate multiple advances or disbursements of funds at various stages of the construction project. The construction loan agreement will set forth the conditions that the borrower must satisfy to receive each advance of funds. Given that a construction loan concerns an active construction project, there is a risk that a lender could […]

What’s Keeping Homeowners from Moving?

by Sarah Cantrell | May 23rd, 2017

According to a recent report by Zillow, if American homeowners moved at the same rate they did in 1990, there would have been about 2.8 million more homes sold in 2016. This would solve the ongoing inventory problem, but the fact is Americans just aren’t moving, for a number of reasons. Zillow cites three possible […]

NAR: Existing home sales will see best year since 2006

by Sarah Cantrell | May 19th, 2017

Sales to increase 3.5% this year Single-family existing home sales are set to see their best year since 2006, driven by robust job gains and improving household confidence, according to the forecast from the National Association of Realtors. While existing home sales are increasing, low levels of supply and rising affordability concerns are creating headwinds […]

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