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3 Home Renovations To Avoid Before Selling

Should we sell our home or keep it as a rental?

Behind the Scenes of the Home Sale Process

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

Understanding the HUD-1 Settlement Statement

What is Title Insurance? [Infographic]

Understanding the Good Faith Estimate (GFE) [Infographic]

Interest rates now the lowest of 2014

How do you find the best city for raising a family?

myFirstAm® Turns Three! [Infographic]

New forms expected to make comparing mortgage terms easier

NAR Predicts Rise in Home Prices This Year

Report: Fewer Homeowners Underwater in Q4

Attention Real Estate Professionals: School is in Session

Five Reasons to Fall in Love with myFirstAm™

Housing's inventory issue

Helping Buyers Find Homes (and Love) This Valentine’s Day

Ever Feel the Need to Work Easier? [Infographic]

Tips for hosting a successful open house during the winter

Are you eligible for a 1031 exchange?

What you should know about the Good Faith Estimate [VIDEO]

What you may not know about the Good Faith Estimate (GFE)

Happy Thanksgiving from First American!

What is a tolerance cure?

Would you buy a haunted house?

myFirstAm™ Integrates Cloud-Based Information Folders and Storage Locations

10 Steps to Buying a Home [VIDEO] Part 2

10 Steps to Buying a Home [VIDEO] Part 1

10 Steps to Buying a Home [Infographic]

Top 5 things to know about GFE fees and tolerance levels

How does a new-construction home affect the title search process?

Get Pre-approved for Your Mortgage

June Housing Numbers Should Prove Encouraging for Real Estate Service Professionals

New Detroit Development Could Boost Home Closings

Demand for Housing of All Types on the Rise

Closing On A Home? Tips For Understanding the HUD-1

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

Things you should know about your Good Faith Estimate

Shadow housing inventory on the decline in early 2013

Mortgages for One

Avoid Common Mistakes When Displaying Homes for Spring Sale

3 Tips to Make a Positive First Impression with Home Buyers

Housing Market Enters 2013 with Strong Momentum

The Perks of Winter Home Buying

3 Tips to Find Motivated Home Sellers

5 Things NOT to Do During the Closing Process

Buying a Home for Retirement

Rate of Foreclosures Drops in Two-Thirds of Major Metros

Go Slow With a Home Purchase

How to Know When It Is a Good Time to Sell Your Home

Mortgage Closing Terms Every Buyer Should Know

Five Steps to Purchasing Your First Home

Improving Markets Index Remains Strong in May

Improving Markets Index Expands to 41 Metropolitan Areas

Housing Predictions for 2012

What Is Title Insurance, Exactly?

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