Can I Pay My Home Off Early?  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

Can I Pay My Home Off Early?

Before you decide to pay more on your mortgage monthly, you should check with your mortgage company. Some companies charge prepayment penalties. We know it sounds wacky, but you definitely want to find out if this is the case, so as not to defeat the purpose of paying your mor...

What to Show Up With to Your Closing  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

What to Show Up With to Your Closing

Buying a new house is exciting, and the closing process can be intimidating. That’s why we’ve made a list of a few considerations, and documents, you’ll need on hand to make the process go off without a hitch!

The very first thing you’ll want to do, after your ...

a new home buying trend
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a new home buying trend

There appears to be a pent up demand. What started as a subtle shift has quickly become a home buying trend.

Suburban areas that have seen declining values for years are suddenly attracting large numbers of prospective buyers. Multiple competing offers for listings in ...

The Future of Augmented Reality (AR) in Real Estate  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

The Future of Augmented Reality (AR) in Real Estate

Augmented reality is a cost effective way to allow potential home buyers to tour a property without ever stepping foot in it. Of course, nothing will ever beat the real deal, but AR is especially helpful in terms of helping clients think about how their potential new home migh...

5 Easy Ways to Prepare for Home Inspection  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

5 Easy Ways to Prepare for Home Inspection

When selling your house, you should keep in mind that quite a bit hinges on the home inspection. A good home inspector will look at literally every aspect of the house, from visibly serious foundation issues to something as seemingly insignificant as a hole in the vinyl siding...

Deciding Whether to Sell Your Home  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

Deciding Whether to Sell Your Home

There are many reasons people decide to sell their homes, and it can often be a very emotional process, especially if you’ve been in a home for years, raised kids in it, etc. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the considerations to make when trying to make t...

How to avoid the pain of cloud on title  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

How to avoid the pain of cloud on title

Everyone makes mistakes, and it is not uncommon for those mistakes to show up in title transfers. When there is a defect in a title transfer, it creates what is called a “cloud on title”. This means that there was a discrepancy at some point in the history of the property ...

Myths About Title Insurance 
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Myths About Title Insurance

Title insurance is an important consideration when buying your home; however, even the most seasoned, educated real estate broker is susceptible to myths about title insurance. Here are just a few of these myths dispelled.

Myth 1: Title Insurance Policies are Too E...

Five Ways to Lower Homeowners Insurance  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

Five Ways to Lower Homeowners Insurance

Most lenders will require you to have homeowners insurance before you close on your home. Homeowners insurance, with everything you have to pay for when closing on a house, is just one more thing to add to that list. Anything you can do to keep those costs down will help you o...

Open House Success!  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

Open House Success!

Roll Out the Welcome Mat

It’s helpful to think of your open house as a lowkey neighborhood get-together! Remember, even though you’re meeting potential buyers, it’s still your home, and nobody knows how to make it feel warm and inviting the way you do! Make su...

The Richness of Tennessee  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

The Richness of Tennessee

Tennessee has a rich and diverse culture. Much of that culture originated from right here. There are so many things that you could check out any time you wanted… especially if you lived here.

The Parthenon – The Parthenon is located inside of Centennial Park in Nas...

How to Avoid Mistakes When Closing  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

How to Avoid Mistakes When Closing

Closing on a home is an exciting time in anyone’s life. It is so easy to make mistakes. Your realtor or escrow agent will be there to help you along the way. Here are somethings you can do to help yourself in the end.

1. Stick to the dates- There is a timeline for an...

What Happens to Money in Escrow?  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

What Happens to Money in Escrow?

When you start the procedure of purchasing a home, you have to open an escrow account. An escrow account keeps your money safe throughout the entire home-buying process all the way up to closing. A lot of times there is extra money left over in the escrow account after the hom...

Three Reasons to Own Your Own Home  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

Three Reasons to Own Your Own Home

Both renting and buying have their advantages. If you are in a good spot financially to own a home, there's no reason why you shouldn't purchase your first home, but many reasons why you should.

1. More than likely you'll have a fixed mortgage rate. This means that y...

Why Tennessee Should Be Your New Home  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

Why Tennessee Should Be Your New Home

Of all the places that you could move to, Tennessee should be at the top of your list. There are a plethora of reasons why you should make the great state of Tennessee your new home base.

Job Opportunities- At 3.3%, Tennessee has the sixth lowest unem...

Making Your Home in Tennessee  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

Making Your Home in Tennessee

Buying a new home is a huge step for anyone. The process can be difficult to understand. Although the procedure for buying a home is pretty standard, there are different laws and regulations that vary from state to state. Here’s what you need to know if you are purchasing a ...

Stress Free Escrow  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

Stress Free Escrow

Anything to do with finances can be confusing and stressful; especially when it comes to purchasing a home. From last minute fees and costs to proper paperwork, there’s a lot to be worried about.

First things first. Wile your money is being held in escrow, it’s im...

What to Expect at Closing  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

What to Expect at Closing

Purchasing a new home is an exciting home in anybody’s life. It can also be scary and confusing. There is so much going on at once, and with so many details to remember, it can be a little overwhelming.

Closing on a house means meeting with the seller, both of your ...

Why Buy a Home in Murfreesboro  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

Why Buy a Home in Murfreesboro

People from all over are coming to Tennessee; more specifically Murfreesboro. There are many reasons why this is happening. There are more jobs available here, and it is an awesome place to raise a family. If you are in the market to buy, consider choosing a home in Murfreesbo...

3 things you should know about the escrow process  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

3 things you should know about the escrow process

It's easy to get spooked when you're trying to buy a home; especially if you have never done it before. There are a lot of terms that get thrown around that you may not be familiar with. Here are some tips that will help you along your way.

Your money doesn't go direc...

3 Important things to fix before listing your home  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

3 Important things to fix before listing your home

When you think about moving, it's often after years of living in your current home. You see the same walls, the same floors, the same leaky faucet. You know which doorframes stick and where. You know exactly how to walk down your hallway without waking up the whole house. Whil...

Three ways to fail an open house  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

Three ways to fail an open house

Selling your home quickly and at the right price comes down to a number of factors, not the least of which is the quality of your open house. A real estate agent can generally steer you in the right direction, but if you're the hands on type, you might just be asking yourself ...

Things that every home seller doesn't want you to know about  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

Things that every home seller doesn't want you to know about

Questions to ask before buying a house

Real estate is heating up as spring rolls in, and those for sale signs are cropping up in neighborhoods across the country. While those houses are occupied by some very lovely people, if you're going out house hunting this sprin...

Five myths about buying a house FSBO  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

Five myths about buying a house FSBO

Buying a home is a huge undertaking, and shouldn't be rushed or taken too lightly. When the price is right, the location is wrong. When the location is right, the floor needs to be replaced. Finding the perfect convergence of all the factors you're looking for can be so diffic...

Selling your home, FSBO style  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

Selling your home, FSBO style

Selling your home can be a true nightmare. If you've ever done it, you know to expect delays, lots of nitpicking, last minute counter offers, and a myriad of unexpected expenses, which you must incur before any buyer will be willing to even make serious offer. To top it all of...

Tips for buying a rental property  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

Tips for buying a rental property

There are a few things every aspiring landlord should know before diving into an investment. This is especially true for the first time buyer. Your hard earned cash is on the line, and will likely not make you enough money to quit your day job in the foreseeable future. That m...

How to choose an escrow company  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

How to choose an escrow company

To most people who've never bought a house before, escrow is a sort of confusing term. Some don't know what it means, and others hear it and just think of a fee to be paid. When those people begin the process of buying their first home, however, a little enlightenment can go a...

FHA Loan Types  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

FHA Loan Types

If you're currently renting the place you live in, not only are you throwing money away, you could also be spending more than you need to. It's pretty well known that mortgage payments can be much lower than rent (sometimes even by half). "But I'm broke", you say. You might t...

How to find a good real estate agent  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

How to find a good real estate agent

The real estate market is hot right now, and in Middle Tennessee, a full scale frenzy is in effect. As a (somewhat predictable) result, new agents are flying out of real estate school to snap up a slice of the rapidly expanding pie. Now, new agents have to cut their teeth some...

what an escrow service can do for you  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

what an escrow service can do for you

When I picture selling a house, I imagine a guy with a signed deed and another guy with a big bag of money trading with each other. In theory, title guy could just grab the money guy's money and run, or vice versa. In truth, a home sale is a lot more complicated transaction, a...

Free money for first-time home buyers  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

Free money for first-time home buyers

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency is offering $15,000 in down payment assistance to Great Choice-eligible home buyers who purchase a home in targeted neighborhoods across the state that were hard hit by the downturn and have been slower to recover, through the Hardest H...

Introducing Tri-Star Title and Escrow  - Insurance, Escrow, Settlement in Murfreesboro TN

Introducing Tri-Star Title and Escrow

Since 2005, Tri-Star Title Company has provided a full-range of title and escrow services to Rutherford, Cannon and Coffee counties in Tennessee.

With unwriting provided by Chicago Title Insurance Co. and Fidelity National Title Group, Tri-Star provides excellent servi...

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