Did you know that 95%* of our customers would recommend Alliance Title to a friend, colleague or real estate professional?

Here is what else our customers are saying…

We were treated so wonderful and fair. – C. H.

Thanks for all the help! I appreciate you guys. – Blair H. & Ann M.

Quick, easy and straightforward closing of my home sale. Thanks. – William H.

We live in Washington, and we had an easy transfer with everything! – Gregory & Peggy M.

Your services are very good and complete. – Joseph G.

Because of “the system,” closings are always finicky in that the lender, builder and escrow company all have to coordinate, and by definition it usually is fairly complex with lots of balls in the air (having had quite a few over the year). But, this one went extremely well without any last minute hitches. Excellent experience. – Barry M.

Excellent service and professionalism from start to finish. – Devin M.

*Based on customer satisfaction survey responses.

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Our customers read online reviews, and so do we. Rate the service you received at your local Alliance Title branch on Facebook or Google+.

 

 

To write a review on Facebook

  1. Sign into your Facebook account from your desktop or mobile device. Don’t have one? Create an account here
  2. Search for Alliance Title & Escrow Corp
  3. Select your local Alliance Title branch
  4. On the left side of the page’s timeline, click Reviews
  5. Choose a rating by clicking on the gray stars, then write a review
  6. Select your audience by clicking the
  7. Click Done

For more information, please see Facebook’s help article here

 

 

To write a review on Google

  1. Sign into your Google account. Don’t have one? Create an account here
  2. Open Google Maps or Google+ from your desktop or mobile device
  3. Search for Alliance Title & Escrow Corp
  4. Select your local Alliance Title branch
  5. Click Write a Review and select the stars to score our branch

For more information, please see Google’s help article here

FHA to Reduce Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced that they will be reducing the annual mortgage insurance premiums for most new FHA-insured homeowners who close on or after January 27th. The premiums will decrease from 0.85 to 0.60, which would result in an average $500 savings per year. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro stated, “After four straight years of growth with sufficient reserves on hand to meet future claims, it’s time for FHA to pass along some modest savings to working families.”

The lowering of the FHA mortgage insurance premiums comes as mortgage interest rates have begun a steady incline. According to the National Association of Home Builders Chairman Ed Brady, lower premiums have the potential of making buying a home more affordable for creditworthy first-time homebuyers and young families.

Several industry experts weighed in on the FHA’s announcement. Read more about what they had to say at http://bit.ly/2j7dMCk.

Upcoming Continuing Education Course – February 9th in Meridian, Idaho

An Overview of the Title and Escrow Process continuing education class, IREC course E0341, will be held February 9, 2017 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at:

Alliance Title & Escrow Corp.
2965 E Tarpon Dr., Ste. 180
Meridian, ID 83642
208-846-8558

The course is free and 2 CE elective credit hours will be offered. Seating is limited. To register, click here or contact your local Alliance Title branch.

Plan Your 2017 Vacation Getaway in Idaho

Looking for a fabulous vacation spot in 2017? According to Vogue, the top travel destinations around the globe this year include places like Sri Lanka, Oman, Malaysia, and Idaho. In their “The 10 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2017” article, the fashion and lifestyle magazine identified only 1 state in the United States to make their list. While the ranking seemed to come as a surprise to many, Vogue pointed out specific cities and areas in Idaho that would appeal to the savvy world traveler.

Boise was touted for the 190 miles of hiking trails in the nearby Boise Foothills and the city’s “hip lodging like the Modern Hotel + Bar, indie coffee shops, creative hubs, distilleries, and a serious craft beer scene.” But, Vogue also pointed to the first-rate ski resort in Sun Valley and the heli-skiing trips offered in the Idaho panhandle. Read the full article at http://bit.ly/2iZ8NkI.

Employee Spotlight – Jackie Hackney

Jackie Hackney – Administrative Assistant, Boise, Idaho

Jackie Hackney joined the Alliance Title team in June 2015, and she works out of our downtown Boise, Idaho branch as an administrative assistant. Some of her responsibilities include opening new orders, ordering assessments, greeting incoming customers, answering phone calls, and keeping the office neat and organized. What she enjoys the most about her work is seeing the excitement in the faces of new homeowners after their closings.

Teamwork is Jackie’s favorite Alliance Title core value. She said, “I feel that a successful team is one that offers thorough training to teammates and communicates well with each other.”

When asked who she admires the most, Jackie said, “My mom. She has been amazing, strong, and an awesome role model to me and my sister.”

Outside of the office, Jackie loves spending time with her daughter, Makayla, and their Weimaraner, Lola, and attending wild and crazy family functions. She also enjoys taking spontaneous road trips with her mom and sister and scrapbooking the photos they take along the way.

Jackie’s favorite saying has a special meaning for her. She explained, “After high school graduation, my grandpa and I were discussing my future plans, and he told me that ‘a rolling stone gathers no moss’. I can still visualize and hear him saying that in the back of my mind when making important decisions.”

Upcoming Continuing Education Course – February 7th in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Title Explained: The Benefits of Understanding Title Insurance continuing education class, IREC course E0442, will be held February 7, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at:

Alliance Title & Escrow Corp.
2157 N Main St.
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
208-667-3402

The course fee is $20 and 4 CE elective credit hours will be offered. Lunch is included, but seating is limited. To register, click here or contact your local Alliance Title branch.

Congratulations to IHFA’s 2016 Top Lending Partners and Individual Loan Originators

Throughout the State of Idaho, the Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) recognizes their top lending partners and individual loan originators each quarter and at year end. These professionals are celebrated for not only closing the most IHFA loans in their respective regions, but for their hard work and ongoing commitment to the IHFA’s home loan programs.

Please join Alliance Title and the IHFA in congratulating the top lending partners and individual loan originators for year-end 2016:

  • North Idaho – Mountain West Bank
    • Top Loan Originator – James Costello, Umpqua Bank
  • Lewis Clark Valley – HomeStreet Bank
    • Top Loan Originator – Gina Lewis, HomeStreet Bank
  • Southwest Idaho – Guild Mortgage Company
    • Top Loan Originator – Sam Newell, Evergreen Home Loans
  • South Central Idaho – Idaho Central Credit Union
    • Top Loan Originator – Deborah Owen, Guild Mortgage Company
  • Southeast Idaho – Idaho Central Credit Union
    • Top Loan Originator – Dave Christensen, Citizens Community Bank
  • Eastern Idaho – Idaho Central Credit Union
    • Top Loan Originator – Joni Fleenor, InterWest Mortgage

Title Insurance is the Foundation You Can Build Your Business On

At Alliance Title, purchase, sale and refinance transactions start with a title commitment and end with a title policy. Title is the foundation that your clients rely on to protect their property rights during the time that they own their home. Although often understated, accurate title is essential for a successful closing.

Because it matters, Alliance Title has built the largest title plant in the Pacific Northwest with over 100 title professionals throughout our company. The size of our title department affords your clients the strength and stability they need for their real estate transactions.

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES:

Comparison of Coverage

Silver, Gold and Platinum Owner’s Policy Options

Title Insurance is Not “Just Another Fee”

Ask your local Alliance Title representative about title and why it is vital to the closing process.

 

New Single-Family Home Sales Surged in November

Coming on the heels of the National Association of Realtors’ positive report on November existing-home sales, the US Census Bureau and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s latest press release on new single-family home sales was encouraging.

Nationally, new residential sales climbed by 5.2% compared to October on a seasonally adjusted annual rate. Single-family home sales were also 16.5% higher than the same time last year. In the western part of the country, new single-family home sales grew by 7.7% month-over-month and were 10.8% higher than in November 2015.

Median and average sales prices of new homes also made gains in November. The median sales price was $305,400 compared to $302,700 in October. The average sales price climbed to $359,900 from $354,700 the previous month.

New single-family home inventory dipped slightly in November to a 5.1-month supply at the current sales pace. In October, the inventory was reported at a 5.2-month supply. To read the entire press release, visit http://1.usa.gov/10tP2Rv.