Tri-County Alliance News

Getting ready for “Old Man” Winter!

On October 20, 2015, Posted by , In Specialty Corner, With No Comments

With the cooler weather already upon us, Tiger Home and Building Inspections recommends we prepare certain items for the winter season that will be here before you know it! Here are a few things to give consideration to: Has your furnace been serviced for the coming heating season? Has your…

The 4 C’s of Mortgage Underwriting

On October 20, 2015, Posted by , In Lender Corner, With No Comments

Loan approval is based on several criteria that the underwriter analyzes during the underwriting process. It is important that all 4 are meet in order to secure a mortgage.   Credit Scores and Payment History of the borrower play a big role in the mortgage approval process. Credit is the…

Probate Fees Now A Lien To Be Dealt With Before Transfer

On October 20, 2015, Posted by , In Attorney Corner, With No Comments

Frequently when the Seller is a surviving spouse of jointly owned property or a tenant in common, or one with a life use that has passed away – an “ownership interest in real property” – I am assured that the Seller’s have addressed everything necessary with the Probate Court to…

Scary Real Estate Stories: The House Is Vacant, But Someone’s Home…

On October 20, 2015, Posted by , In Realtor News, With No Comments

The Halloween decorations have already been up in my neighborhood for about a week, announcing that the season for spine-tingling ghost stories has arrived. To get in the spirit, we asked real estate professionals to share their creepiest stories from the field. Your clients may not want to know what’s…

In a Fairytale World

On September 21, 2015, Posted by , In Specialty Corner, With No Comments

In a fairytale world the beautiful young maiden leaves her bungalow home, marries the handsome prince, moves into the dream castle and lives happily ever after….or do they? While we would love to have this fairy tale experience, what happens when the “castle” is no longer the perfect fit and…

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BASE ABOUT THE BASE NO TROUBLE

On September 21, 2015, Posted by , In Lender Corner, With No Comments

Databases are the way to higher customer retention I have three girls 10, 6, and 2. Between the 2 older ones singing the Meghan Trainor song and my youngest putting on her dance moves, I hear most days that “It’s all about the bass”. In real estate it’s the same…

OMG – the TRID is coming !!!

On September 21, 2015, Posted by , In Attorney Corner, With No Comments

Like all changes in real estate procedures, we will survive and adapt and, in a couple of years, we will wonder what all of the fuss was about!! BUT, the real key to the TRID changes is going to be client expectations. It will be vital for all of us,…

Let’s All Open Doors for REALTOR® Safety

On September 18, 2015, Posted by , In Realtor News, With No Comments

Let’s All Open Doors for REALTOR® Safety It takes a whole community to ensure safety. Here’s how lenders and title and escrow companies can get involved in the effort. May 2015 | By Sam DeBord It happened again last month. A real estate agent took a call from a potential…