Alliance Nampa hosts 2nd Annual Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser

The Alliance Title Nampa team had a blast hosting the 2nd Annual Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser benefiting the Snake River Stampede for the Cure Foundation — raising $2737.79!

The foundation partners with the Saint Alphonsus and St. Luke’s health systems to raise money for women in the Treasure Valley who are uninsured and underinsured by providing mammograms. All of the funds raised stay in the Treasure Valley.

 

We’re excited for next year and thank you to everyone that participated and helped contribute to a great organization!

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Employee Spotlight – Kathy Takasugi

Kathy Takasugi is a Commercial Title Officer at Alliance’s C.W. Moore office in Boise, Idaho and has been with the company for two years. As a Commercial Title Officer, Kathy demonstrates her stellar client service skills handling responsibilities such as maintaining property profiles and farm reports and performing property research. She also opens new orders, updates commitments, records documents, works up title policies and endorsements and always offers a lending a hand to her team whenever needed.

“Teamwork” is Kathy’s favorite Alliance Core Value, she explains that “our success is truly a team effort. Utilizing the skills and experience of all the Alliance Title employees employees ensures we’re fulfilling our customers’ needs.”

When asked about her favorite part of being a Commercial Title Officer, Kathy says that performing research on property tops the list. “Every property has its own unique history, which makes the work very interesting, diverse and challenging. I also enjoy working with a wonderful group of professionals who are very knowledgeable and always willing to help.”

Out of everyone, Kathy admires her parents the most. “They grew up in the Great Depression and World War II and were successful despite the many adversities they faced.”

“Treat everyone with kindness and respect” is Kathy’s favorite quote. She says that the world would be a far better place if everyone did.

Kathy likes to keep busy when not in the office. Practicing yoga, foraging for wild mushrooms, hiking, traveling and gardening are only a few of the things she enjoys doing.

Kathy looks forward to assisting you on your next commercial real estate transaction!

Alliance – Boise at C.W. Moore
250 S 5th St., Ste. 100
Boise, ID 83702
208.947.9100
888.311.2194

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Efficient House Hunting

The weather is getting warm and houses don’t last on the market long. Apps and online services have simplified house hunting, but some listings don’t always truthfully represent the listing, so checking out a house in person can really be worth your time. Here’s an article from Realtor.com with six helpful tips for more efficient house hunting:

https://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/house-hunting-maximize-your-time/

#alliance #househunting #title #escrow #realestate #homebuyers

Why 20% of Homebuyers May Not Sleep Tonight

Every year about 20% of homebuyers fail to protect themselves by not getting owner’s title insurance. This leaves them exposed to serious financial risk – causing endless worry and regret.

If you’re thinking of buying a home, here’s what you need to know to protect yourself and your property rights, so you can rest assured once you’ve purchased your home:

Looking for Potential Threats

During the home-closing process, your title professional will help transition the home from the seller to you, the homebuyer, by examining public records. Generally, if a problem is discovered, the title professional works to resolve them before you purchase the home.

However, even after a title search is performed and you purchase your home, problems could arise that threaten your ownership rights. Examples include:

  • Undiscovered tax liens
  • Forged signatures in the chain of title
  • Recording errors
  • Undisclosed easements
  • Title claims by missing heirs* or ex-spouses

Getting owner’s title insurance protects your property rights from threats like these. Here’s a real-life example of how it works:

True Story

A family in Missouri unknowingly purchased their home from a seller who had taken out a separate $419,000 loan on the property. But this fact was not discovered during the closing process, and the family’s lender paid the seller directly instead of paying off the existing loan.

Soon, the family faced foreclosure because someone else had claim against their title. Fortunately, the family had owner’s title insurance. So the title company paid the debt and the family kept their home – and peace of mind.

This story has a positive ending, but without owner’s title insurance, the family could have faced serious costs, and even eviction.

Support and Free Information

To buy your home with confidence, you need to work with a trusted title professional. Alliance Title has experts who will help you throughout the home closing process. They will also advise you on how to protect your property rights and avoid costly problems by getting owner’s title insurance. For more information, contact your local Alliance Title representative.

*Actual coverages may vary by state, company or locality. For exact terms, conditions, exclusions, and limitations, contact your local Alliance Title branch.

All publications of the American Land Title Association are copyrighted and are reference herein by specific permission from the American Land Title Association (ALTA). http://www.alta.org/

Your Experience Matters

You know the importance of creating a great experience when working with your own clients and sometimes you only get one chance to make it memorable.

We follow these steps to ensure your experience is top-rate:

1. Alliance Core Values
Staying committed to our Core Values guarantees everything stays accurate and consistent while keeping us accountable throughout the process.

2. Simplify
Buying and selling properties can get complicated for customers and even seasoned agents, so our team works hard to make things easier for everyone without compromising quality.

3. Communicate
We constantly keep an eye out for any changes and communicate the details to ensure a successful closing.

Your experience matters to us regardless of what step you or your customers are at in the process. Choose your local Alliance team and see how we can elevate your next transaction!

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9 Inspection Myths

Home inspections are one of the most nerve wracking parts of a transaction because it could make or break the deal. There’s a lot that goes into a home inspection and what you may think is true might not be so. Take a look at this article from Realtor.com on 9 of the most common home inspection myths:

https://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/home-inspection-myths/

#alliancetitle #realestate #buying #selling #title #escrow

ALTA Core Values

Similar to the Alliance Core Values, the American Land Title Association (ALTA) has Core Values that describe how they operate in order to set an example for the industry. ALTA’s Core Values outline the duties they have to customers and partner organizations to conduct business in a consistent and ethical manner. Here at Alliance, we share many of the same ideals and build on them so we can deliver an equally stellar experience to our customers and communities.

Check out ALTA’s Core Values and how they were developed:

https://www.alta.org/business-tools/our-values.cfm

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Millennials Choose Family Over Location

As the largest portion of homebuyers, millennials are considering buying homes close to their families and friends instead of schools or trendier locations. This piece of data was uncovered by the 2018 Home Buyer and Seller Generation Trends report from the National Association of Realtors. Take a look at this article from MReport for more of the report’s findings:

http://themreport.com/daily-dose/03-14-2018/family-location-millennials

#alliance #businessbuilder #markettrends #realestate #millennials #title #escrow

Employee Spotlight – Jill Nash

Jill Nash, Escrow Officer – Emmett, ID

Jill Nash is an Escrow Officer at the Emmett, Idaho Alliance Title branch and has been with the company for eleven years. One of her main responsibilities as an Escrow Officer is to work closely with her teammates to close real estate transactions. Jill says that meeting new people and the relationships she has built are what makes her job so fun.

Her favorite Alliance Core Value is “Teamwork.” Jill says, “Trust in our teammates is crucial in providing excellent service.”

Jill’s Grandma and Mom are the most admired people in her life. She says they taught her the importance of a positive attitude.

“Treat others as you would have them treat you,” is Jill’s favorite quote because “everyone likes to feel important and worthwhile.”

Jill looks forward to helping you close your next transaction in Gem and Payette counties!

Jill Nash
Alliance Title – Emmett
1312 S Washington Ave., Ste. F
Emmett, ID 83617
208-365-4486
emmett@alliancetitle.com

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Avoiding Wire Fraud

If there’s money involved, criminals usually want to steal it. Since real estate transactions have high dollar amounts going around they become huge targets. Check out this video from the American Land Title Association on how to protect your money and advice on if you’ve been targeted:

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