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Lafayette Title at a Glance

IN BUSINESS SINCE 1987, OUR COMPANY HANDLES ALL ASPECTS OF REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE INCLUDING TITLE INSURANCE, TITLE SEARCH, SETTLEMENTS AND MORE. OUR INNOVATION AND EXPERIENCE DELIVERS QUICK, ACCURATE AND SECURE TITLE SERVICES FOR EVERY REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION.
 
OUR EXPERIENCE IS YOUR KEY TO SUCCESS

ATTORNEYS

Going beyond title insurance Let Lafayette Title develop a title and closing services plan tailored just for you. 
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REALTORS

Your clients are important to you We understand that our performance is a direct reflection on you. 
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LENDERS

Vetted. Compliant. Secure. In today's regulatory environment, we realize the importance of data safety and risk compliance. 
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Featured Title Service

TIDELANDS CLAIMS

For decades Lafayette's Title Examiners have reviewed hundreds of Tidelands issues. Further, we are authorized by the State of New Jersey to teach a real estate CE (continuing education) course on the subject of Tidelands. With 17 of 21 counties in New Jersey subject to Tidelands claims, it is imperative to have a property being bought or sold in New Jersey checked for Tidelands issues, even if that property is not a waterfront property. Equally important is to work with a title insurance company experienced with Tidelands claims. If an issue is found, the Tidelands experts at Lafayette Title can work with you to provide options and solutions to move forward. 
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Latest News and Information

Real Estate
January 21, 2018

Purple Passion: Ultra Violet Named 2018 Color of the Year

Purple lovers rejoice! Pantone has picked 18-3838 Ultra Violet as its 2018 color of the year.

According to an article by Joanne Friedrick at Home Furnishings News (HFN), the blue-based purple is described as “provocative, thoughtful and mystical” as well as “evocative of the night sky and the mysteries of the universe.”

“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute in a statement for HFN. “It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Ultra Violet.”

According to HFN, Pantone points to purple’s correlation to counterculture, unconventionality and artistic genius, evidenced in the likes of music greats Prince, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix, who donned shades of deep purple to express their individuality.

Real Estate
January 19, 2018

Housing Trends for 2018

Overview 
Inventory constraints that have fueled a sharp rise in home prices and made it difficult for buyers to gain a foothold in the market will begin to ease in 2018 as part of broad and continued market improvements, according to the recently released realtor.com® 2018 National Housing Forecast.

The easing of the inventory shortage, which is expected to result in more manageable increases in home prices and a modest acceleration of home sales, is being predicted based on developments first detected by realtor.com® in late summer 2017.

The annual forecast, which is among the industry's bellwethers in tracking and analyzing major trends in the housing market, also foresees an increase in millennial mortgages and strong sales growth in Southern markets.

"[2018] will set the stage for a significant inflection point in the housing shortage," says Javier Vivas, director of economic research for realtor.com®. "Inventory increases will be felt in higher priced segments after the spring home-buying season, which we expect to take hold and begin to provide relief for buyers and drive sales growth in 2019 and beyond."

Real Estate
January 18, 2018

Social Media: Best Times for Real Estate Professionals to Post

It may sound like an easy topic to address, but when you consider the growing number of platforms, real estate professionals need social strategies in place to capture their clientele. This starts with knowing your audience and knowing when they're active online.

As a real estate professional, it's important to be in tune with your community and your personal clientele via social media. Posting about local events and goings-on is one of the easiest ways to get social media engagement. But, there are some general social media facts to be aware of, like how 80 percent of the country's population live in the Central and Eastern time zones. Take timing into consideration when posting. Also, if your audience is older, you probably shouldn't post after 10 p.m. or 11 p.m., when most of your audience is already asleep.

With such a variety of social platforms now at your disposal, it can be dizzying trying to make sense of the best times to post. Here are some tips to follow for the most popular social media sites/apps:

Real Estate
January 5, 2018

2018 Forecast: Is Inventory Relief on the Way?

Ask the 60-some percent of brokers in RISMedia's 2017 Power Broker Survey: Almost every housing market is plagued by short supply. In fact, inventory nationally for pre-owned properties is at 3.9 months, down 10.4 percent from last year, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently reported.

The challenge, according to realtor.com®, could moderate in the next year. Groundbreaking is projected to ramp up 3 percent, with single-family starts up 7 percent, realtor.com's 2018 National Housing Forecast reveals.

The catch? Activity won't kick up until later in the year, and many builds will be higher- and/or mid-priced—not an ideal scenario in the short term. Lower-priced homes, which were hit hardest in the recession, will be the last to recover.

"We are forecasting 2018 to set the stage for a significant inflection point in the housing shortage," says Javier Vivas, director of Economic Research for realtor.com. "Inventory increases will be felt in higher-priced segments after home-buying season [in the fall], which limits their impact on total sales of the year."

Real Estate
January 2, 2018

Social Skills: Using Snapchat in Your Real Estate Business

For the most part, social media platforms tend to promote permanent content. But there's one app that stands out for its ability to create an air of mystery by adding a shelf life to what you post: Snapchat. Although initially promoted as a social media platform for millennials, Snapchat is now being used by consumers of all ages, as well as real estate professionals. Here's how you can use Snapchat to increase your referrals and return real estate business.

Start a Following
Unlike Instagram, where you can view other people's posts without having that person follow you back, Snapchat users must follow each other in order to share content. This makes Snapchat a unique experience that tends to be more personal than other social media channels. Once you have a loyal following, you can start sending snaps to individual clients to continue building those relationships, or you can add content to your Story if you want to share en masse and set yourself up as a source for real estate information.

Real Estate
December 29, 2017

Top Free Apps for Real Estate Professionals in 2018

It's time for REALTORS® to review their 2017 business year and determine what needs to be done for an even more successful 2018.

With the proper apps in place, your business needs can match your on-the-go lifestyle, saving you time and improving your workflow.

Here are the top apps for 2018!

MailChimp
MailChimp lets you create, manage, and send email campaigns to all of your clients from one place. Create an email template that fits your brand's look and feel, customize email campaigns to target clients, and manage all your email lists and subscriptions to better suit your campaigns.

Pricing: Free "New Business" account, other plans starting at $10/month

 
Why choose Lafayette Title?
Transfers of title can be complex. But the process for home buyers and sellers should feel seamless and simple. This is where Lafayette Title excels. Our seasoned staff doesn't just identify problems, we assist attorneys and real estate agents in actually solving them, ultimately delivering a better closing experience. That is our key difference.
 
 
 

TESTIMONIALS WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT OUR SERVICES

"We have been using Lafayette's closing services for over 5 years and it's been amazing! We started when I became pregnant and my office couldn't handle the workload, and two kids later we are still using Lafayette for all of our closings. Wouldn't think about doing our closings any other way!"Real Estate Paralegal
 
"This is the best title company that my law firm has worked with, and Patty in their closing department is the greatest. She is the most efficient, attentive and accommodating processor. Would recommend her and Lafayette to any other real estate office."
Real Estate Paralegal
 
 
"Lafayette professionally handled all of my closing paperwork without a glitch. As a first time homebuyer, I felt very secure with my transaction. Even six months later when I had a question, they were there for me."
Homebuyer
 
"Lafayette General Title Agency is chock full of diligent, hard-working people who actually care about exceeding your business expectations. Lafayette General is among the elite in the title and customer care industries, and it is a great pleasure working with the company."
Attorney