Summertime . . .
Posted August 2, 2021 in Real Estate Trends
. . And the Living is Easy. That song lyric is 85 years old this year!
Here’s some more-recent news: real estate remains hot. June saw 221 new homes sell and 1041 sales of existing homes, and 1207 residential refinance loans. So far this year, both new home sales and existing home sales are up about 40% from last year. The increase in refinances, while less spectacular, is still up 5.25%. How long our strong market will last is a little like asking how long summer will last. The weather looks great right now, but it will cool down sometime. So, whether you plan on selling your house or getting a tan, the best bet is to make plans to do it sooner than later.
If your plans include buying, selling or refinancing, remember that you can pick which title company you want to work with, just like picking your Realtor and lender. We work behind the scenes to make sure everything gets done right. We don’t represent any party to the transaction, serving instead as a neutral third-party. We get paid at closing, so there’s rarely an up-front charge to get our assistance early in your transaction.
When I say “get our help early,” what am I referring to? Our Customer Service Department can supply information on property like maps, deeds and property details. Our Builder/Developer Department can advise you on the process for creating additional lots, building, or adjusting the boundary lines. If you’re buying or selling, typically our Title Department will get involved once you sign a Purchase and Sale Agreement.
We take pride in the professionalism of our staff, the depth of experience and our willingness to assist. In a competitive real estate market, we strive to provide the very best service possible to Realtors, lenders, and the principals to the transaction. We work as a team with other professionals to help you achieve your goals.
Let us be a part of your real estate team to make this summer a great season to buy, sell or refinance. Please call our friendly, professional staff—we’re open, ready and happy to help!