The First American Blog

First American's History of Strength and Innovation [Video]

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As First American celebrates its 125th Anniversary, join us for a look back at highlights from our rich legacy of strength and innovation.
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myFirstAm® Turns Three! [Infographic]

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Happy third birthday to our favorite technology, which is “growing up” before our eyes! This year has been a big year for myFirstAm®, First American’s innovative Web portal and mobile app for real estate transactions.

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Five Reasons to Fall in Love with myFirstAm™

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February is here, along with all the hearts, chocolates and roses that Cupid tends to send our way this time of year. At First American, what we LOVE most is making the home-buying process easier for buyers, sellers and real estate professionals. That’s why we created myFirstAm.

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Ever Feel the Need to Work Easier? [Infographic]

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We did. That's why we at First American Title created myFirstAmTM. This convenient platform for real estate transactions gives you powerful information and convenient alerts – wherever you are, on any device. 

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How Errors in Public Records Can Affect Your Home's Title

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Although the property you just purchased is new to you, it has a history, and sometimes, these histories can include unwanted baggage. During a real estate transaction's closing process, a title search on the property is completed to determine whetherthere are title defects that can have an effect on the purchase. 

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Five Steps to Purchasing Your First Home

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There are many reasons why the real estate market may be somewhat appealing to some right now. For the first time since the recession, there has been steady and consistent growth that has investors cautiously optimistic about getting back into the market. With additional government tax incentives for first-time buyers and a significant portion of the population considering purchasing a home to be a wise investment, quite a few will be looking to take advantage of near-record-low interest rates.

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Tags: Title Insurance, Homebuyer and Seller Education, New Home Buying

What Is Title Insurance, Exactly?

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You probably have a lot of questions if this is your first time buying a property. One query you may not have considered is who owned the property or condo unit before you. It may be an odd question to have, but past owners have the potential of influencing your future - unless you have purchased title insurance.

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