Posts Categorized: Homebuyer’s

The Home Buyer’s Checklist Before Closing on a Home

The Home Buyer’s Checklist Before Closing on a Home

So, you’re almost the owner of a new home! This is a very exciting time and you should be proud of all your hard work thus far. However, there are still a number of very important steps you must take before attending the closing. We at Champion Title know how confusing and overwhelming this process… Read more »

Real Estate Transactions Are Becoming the Target of Scammers

Real Estate Transactions Are Becoming the Target of Scammers

Recently, there has been a growing number of scams affecting real estate transactions online. In fact, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reports that there were close to 10,000 victims of real estate fraud in 2017. The IC3 was created by the FBI to address cyber crimes like these, which have been gaining popularity. Despite… Read more »

The Best Times of the Year to Purchase a Home

The Best Times of the Year to Purchase a Home

While sellers will love the flock of homebuyers that seem to arrive every spring and summer, it tends to make the competition very fierce for the buyers. This competition, along with fewer affordable houses and rising mortgage rates, has turned away many buyers recently. In fact, July experienced the biggest drop in home sales in… Read more »

How Real Estate Investing Generates Passive Income

How Real Estate Investing Generates Passive Income

There are many investment options out there. For example, you could invest in stocks, bonds, or mutual funds and get a return investment of roughly 5 to 7 percent. However, when you invest in the stock market, you do not have much control over the outcome. For those looking to have more control over their… Read more »

Buying a Home? Here’s Why You Need an Appraisal

Buying a Home? Here’s Why You Need an Appraisal

Thinking of purchasing a home? Chances are someone has told you to get an appraisal, but you may have no idea what that means. A home appraisalis actually an essential component of the home buying process if you are using a mortgage. So, before buying a home, it’s best that you familiarize yourself with appraisals:… Read more »

How AI Is Transforming the Mortgage Industry

How AI Is Transforming the Mortgage Industry

As AI technologies become more and more powerful, they are beginning to find use in the mortgage industry. The mortgage process was once seen as a negative customer experience because it was so time-consuming and there were many opportunities for error. Technological innovation has allowed this process to turn automated, and today there is even more… Read more »

Is the Housing Market Breaking Speed Records?

Is the Housing Market Breaking Speed Records?

Last month, homes in the U.S. housing market sold at the fastest rate on record, according to Redfin, which first began tracking this data in 2010. The typical home in May was under a sales contract in just 34 days, two days fewer than in April. April had been the record-breaking month until May figures… Read more »

June Is National Homeownership Month

June Is National Homeownership Month

It’s National Homeownership Month, and at Champion Title, we’re proud to be part of the industry that makes homeownership a reality for so many Americans. “Homeownership serves as an enduring symbol of security and prosperity, and it provides many Americans with a legacy they can pass down to their children and grandchildren,” said HUD Secretary… Read more »