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Why Foreign Investors Choose Commercial Real Estate in Arizona

Ever since Arizona experienced a turnaround from the 2007-08 financial crisis, foreign investment in our state’s real estate market has increased. Many attribute this injection into local projects as integral to the state’s continued growth since the downturn. Our geographic and cultural connection with Mexico provides for one close means for foreign investment, but Canadian, […]

10 Top Tips for Staging Your Home

If you are thinking about putting your house on the market, winter is the perfect time to get the wheels in motion. That means come spring you’ll have laid the groundwork to hire a listing agent and you will be ready to open your house up to potential buyers. An important part of preparing your […]

The Rise of the Urban Core(s)

This year could shape up to be a very exciting time for growth in metro Phoenix. In recent reports from the Phoenix Business Journal, this year’s new projects are centered on development of the ‘Urban Core’. Scottsdale Fashion Square’s owner Macerich has made an entitlement proposal for a 150-foot mixed-use extension that will incorporate commercial […]

Why CRE Brokers should utilize the Internet

We now live in an age where an almost endless amount of information is only a short click and a browser search away. The Internet Age has revolutionized the way people work, communicate, play, and interpret information. This includes the work that commercial real estate brokers take on when establishing themselves as a point of […]

Why it’s prime time to buy & sell residential real estate in metro-Phoenix

The percentage of new home permits for Phoenix-area construction shows robust growth with a staggering 77 percent increase from October 2014 to October 2015. In October 2014, builders took 710 permits, while this year it was reported in Scottsdale real estate research firm’s RL Brown Housing Reports that more than 1,250 permits were taken for new construction. […]

Home Projects to Tackle in Preparation for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it is the biggest and busiest weekend for travel across the country. Before your clan descends on your property and bring everything minus the kitchen sink, here are a few projects you should consider tackling prior to their arrival. Take care of the plumbing It is inevitable that […]

Landmark Title Secures Closure in Major Deals

As a Phoenix-based title company we are involved in a wide variety of real estate deals that involve varying degrees of complexity. Due to the nature of our business we are often unable to make an official announcement when a deal closes. While we have closed many deals in the last year, there is one […]

What is the role of an escrow agent?

Congratulations, you have sold or purchased property! Your next step is signing papers to enter into escrow with an escrow agent, also known as the closing agent. The meaning of escrow is: a deed, deposit of funds or any other instrument by one party for the delivery to another party upon completion of a circumstance […]

Why is there a Demand for Airport Real Estate?

When it comes to land near an airport, we often think of noise pollution and traffic-heavy thoroughfares that make life more difficult. While not always ideal for residential development, these spaces can be especially lucrative in terms of commercial real estate. Offices close to major airports benefit from being a short distance away, which is […]
A Look at the Latest Commercial Real Estate Transactions in Metro Phoenix

A Look at the Latest Commercial Real Estate Transactions in Metro Phoenix

We are seeing commercial real estate development continue to soar in the city of Tempe , along with buying and selling of a number of commercial properties in the area. The 128-room Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, located at 1520 W. Baseline Road in Tempe, recently sold for $11M, equating to a little over […]

How 3D Printing will Change the Face of the Home Construction Industry

China was the first country in the world to produce the first 3D printed home, but they didn’t just produce one house, they printed 10 in one day, each measuring just over 2000 square feet and costing only $4,800. Architects and home builders around the globe are now racing to follow in the footsteps of […]

A look at the Phoenix Housing Market

Although Texas leads the way, Phoenix ranks sixth on the list of best U.S. real estate markets. The current median sales price is up by a 14.8 percent y-o-y increase. So, if you’re looking to make an investment, indicators suggest now is a good time. According to Senior Real Estate Reporter, Catherine Reagor of The Arizona […]

Understanding TRID for Homebuyers

If you’re planning on buying a home this fall, you’ll likely see two new forms along with some new procedures surrounding the loan-closing process – as mandated by TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule, or TRID. According to a recent article on AZ Central, the new documentation will mean a more transparent lending process, as the new […]

Understanding TRID for Homebuyers

If you’re planning on buying a home this fall, you’ll likely see two new forms along with some new procedures surrounding the loan-closing process – as mandated by TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule, or TRID. According to a recent article on AZ Central, the new documentation will mean a more transparent lending process, as the new […]
Title Insurance

Why Have Title Insurance?

When purchasing a house or property, most buyers don’t know why they must enlist a title company. The simple reason is that, when they purchase a property, they are actually buying the title. Title, which is essentially recognition of ownership, gives the owner the right to hold and use the property. Sometimes unbeknownst to the […]
Office Space

How to Fung Shui your Office Space

The ancient Chinese practice of feng shui is based on the idea that everything in a person’s surrounding environment affects his or her inner life. The principle of the practice is to arrange the physical objects in your environs to attract positive energy. Practitioners believe that if there is good chi (life force) flowing, whoever […]
Investor Mistakes

Top 5 Real Estate Investor Mistakes

Real estate continues to offer appeal to investors looking for a good return. While the market has yet to fully recover from the recession, there are a number of promising indicators in both the residential and commercial sectors. According to Joel Cone at U.S. News & World Report, home values and sales are expected to […]
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How to Choose the right Office Space for your Business

Landmark Title Assurance Agency recently moved to a new offices. They are now located at 2555 E. Camelback Rd. The new space is close to the firm’s previous offices at the Esplanade, just further west on Camelback. When looking to move to a new location, a business owner or manager must consider the decision from […]
Selling Your Home

5 Steps to Selling your Home

Spring and summer are primetime when it comes to buying and selling homes in most parts of the country. As the Phoenix market begins to see an upswing, sellers need to be prepared for more of a sprint than marathon. If you are planning on listing your home this spring, it is imperative that you […]
Commercial Title Officer

Commercial Title Officer Added to Landmark Title Team

Landmark Title Assurance Agency is excited to announce it has recently hired a new commercial title officer, Josh Conant. As a title officer, Josh will be researching properties to ensure there are no claims that might jeopardize an owner or buyer’s rights. Josh got his start as a title officer in 2002 with Fidelity National Title. […]
Scottsdale Fashion Square

Attempted Hostile Acquisition of Scottsdale Fashion Square Ends

After terse deliberations, Simon Property Group abandoned their attempt to acquire Scottsdale Fashion Square from Santa Monica-based Macerich Co. Macerich Co. reported on Wed., April 1 that their board unanimously rejected Simon Property Group’s offer, despite the falling value of the company’s stock, which closed at $78.73 on April 1. Simon Property Group offered to […]

Top Mobile Apps for Home Buyers and Sellers

Buying or selling a home can be a long and intimidating process, especially for first timers. From choosing an agent to asking the right price to hosting an open house, there are many things to consider. Continued advances in technology and the increased use of mobile devices are changing the home buying and selling process. […]
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In Comparison: Arizona Versus the National Commercial Real Estate Market

At Landmark Title Assurance Agency we deliver clients expertise derived from over four decades of experience in commercial real estate. In order to keep delivering exceptional service, we believe it is essential that we stay abreast of industry trends, and have a clear understanding of the 2015 outlook. According to the Emerging Trends in Real […]
Real Estate Professionals

Eight LinkedIn Groups Real Estate Professionals Should Join Now

  Whether you’re a real estate agent, broker, appraiser or involved in some other facet of the industry, it’s important to keep up with what’s going on and to consistently make new connections. LinkedIn is a valuable networking tool among real estate professionals, yet it is often under-utilized. After updating or completing your LinkedIn profile, […]

Arizona to receive a $21.5 million settlement from Standard & Poor’s

The 2008 sub-prime mortgage collapse is not something title companies like to talk about, but every cloud has a silver-lining, and this one comes in the form of a settlement payment from a rating agency tied to the collapse. Standard & Poor’s, which was accused of issuing inflated ratings on securities that contributed to the […]
Disclosing facts about your property in Arizona

What is Luxury in Today’s Real Estate Market?

  Nationally, luxury home sales have remained high despite the ups and downs of the real estate market over the past several years. So what qualifies as luxury real estate in 2015? While price point serves as simplified definition, let’s consider the characteristics that qualify a home as luxury. Location – As you might expect, […]

Q&A with Jonie Alden, Senior Escrow Officer at Landmark Title

Jonie Alden leads our Landmark Title residential title and escrow team. As a senior escrow officer, Jonie provides realtors, builders, mortgage brokers and their clients with her attention to detail and in depth knowledge to make each transaction as seamless as possible. Under Jonie’s direction, our residential team leverages their experience to offer our clients […]

Tempe Rising Brings Economic Boom to the City

  In July of 2013, it was announced that three major projects for Valley development and commercial real estate would be constructed, resulting in more than $1B in economic impact. Dubbed “Tempe Rising”, these projects will include a $350M mixed-use development by USA Place, LLC, located at the SEC of Mill Avenue and University Drive […]
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Round Up of 2014 Commercial Real Estate Sales

  The final quarter of 2014 is generating a lot of excitement in Arizona’s commercial real estate sector, particularly in the Phoenix metro area. Research from Colliers International shows that in Q3 the greater Phoenix office sector posted another quarter of improvement. Vacancies tightened (ending the third quarter at 18 percent), rent continued to rise […]

How to Choose a Mortgage Broker

Many people turn to a mortgage broker when purchasing real estate. A broker can conduct market research to find the best rates and loan package options and offer extensive market knowledge. Choosing the right mortgage broker is important, as they are facilitating one of the largest purchases most people make in their lives. Here are […]

5 Mistakes First Time Homebuyers Make

For most people, a house is the largest and most important purchase they’ll ever make. It can also be the most intimidating. In order to save yourself from unnecessary stress, or avoid making a huge financial mistake, it’s important that you do your research and take your time. Here are four mistakes to avoid: Spending […]
LTAZ Shares Tips for Investing in Real Estate

Top Tips for Investing in Real Estate

  Real estate is an excellent way to diversify your portfolio. However, it is important to do the necessary groundwork before making an investment. You must first ask yourself what your end goal is. If you’re looking to get rich quick that is not likely to happen when you invest in residential real estate. But, […]
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Is Choosing a Title Company that Important?

Choosing a title company may not be at the front of your mind when purchasing commercial or residential real estate, but it is more important than you may realize. The right title company can work quickly to give you peace of mind to close your deal and help avoid any future real estate disputes. According […]

Welcome to Landmark Title

Welcome to the Landmark Title Assurance Agency. We will be regularly posting information about commercial real estate, investing, the residential real estate process, and further explanations of our services. Our blog posts will include a mixture of updates on commercial and residential real estate news and trends, valuable information on investing, tips on buying and […]