Mortgage Applications on the Rise: June Sees a Jump!

Mortgage Applications on the Rise: June Sees a Jump!

Great news for homebuyers and refinancers! Mortgage applications jumped by a lively 15.6% in the week ending June 7, 2024, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). This increase marks a bright spot for those navigating the housing market. The buzz is all...
It’s Been A Roller Coaster Ride!

It’s Been A Roller Coaster Ride!

If you follow our company, Real Title Services (RTS), you know that we provide title searches and document retrievals, and that our livelihood depends on the real estate market.  Boy, the last few years have really been a roller coaster ride for anyone tied to that...
Banned: Hedge funds Owning single-family homes

Banned: Hedge funds Owning single-family homes

This is a very interesting topic about something on the real estate horizon.  For years, I have been hearing about “all the big companies buying up the single family homes of America,” always talked about as one would discuss a nefarious conspiracy.  Now it appears...
Even the Elvis Estate Needs a Good Title Search!

Even the Elvis Estate Needs a Good Title Search!

It seems like even the Elvis Presly estate needed a good title search recently.  From a CNN article:   “Graceland was set to go up for auction under the pretext that the late singer’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, who died in 2023, failed to pay back a $3.8...
Zombie 2nd mortgages are coming to life…

Zombie 2nd mortgages are coming to life…

Zombie 2nd mortgages are coming to life, threatening thousands of Americans’ homes Wow, zombie 2nd mortgages are really scary!  No pun intended.  From an NPR article: “McDonough had fallen victim to what’s called a zombie second mortgage. Homeowners think...