Like it or not, Millennials are changing the housing market!

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 It’s long been projected that Millennials are destined to dominate the housing market in upcoming years. Now, new data from Realtor.com reveals that it’s finally happening. Millennials are buying houses. Lots of them.

What’s new is that Millennials also finally surpassed older generations in the total dollar amount of those mortgages. According to the data, Millennials now represent the largest dollar volume by age group as well.

Celebrating the holidays!

LL&TS toasted the holidays with a Christmas party for customers and clients on December 4th, 2018.  The event was held at our office with yummy food, festive drinks, merry fellowship, and even a few gifts from Santa.  Thank you to all of our friends who were able to come and celebrate a successful 2018 with us!

LLTS hosts RCCC Business After Hours

LLTS hosts RCCC Business After Hours

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Lawyers Land and Title Services, LLC along with Kious, Rodgers, Barger, Holder & King, PLLC hosted the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on October 9, 2018.  The Oktoberfest theme incorporated the sights, sounds and smells of the historical food and beer festival.  To create the atmosphere of a biergarten, a large tent was decorated in the traditional blue, white and yellow swags and streamers with lights, Bavarian checkered flags and fall decor.  Tables were lined up like a beer hall, and Polkawagen, a German oompah band complete with lederhosen, provided the background music. Dallas & Jane Catering prepared tasty Bavarian bites including bratwurst and spaetzle, pork schnitzel sliders, German potato salad, jumbo soft pretzels, apple strudel and gingerbread heart cookies.  Three Oktoberfest craft beers and a signature fall cocktail were served up by Julie’s Bartending in souvenir beer steins.  The weather cooperated and it was a fun night of networking, food and fun.  Danke schoen to all who came out and supported us!

 

Americans say buying a home is the most stressful event in modern life.  30% are reduced to tears while buying first home.

Americans say buying a home is the most stressful event in modern life.  30% are reduced to tears while buying first home.

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It’s no secret that buying a home can be a complicated and even confusing process – and now one survey showed just how stressful Americans say that process is.

 

As it turns out, many Americans, about 40%, say buying a new home is the most stressful event in modern life, according to a survey of 2,000 Americans by Homes.com. Another 44% said they felt nervous throughout the home-buying process.

In fact, many say that going on a job interview, hosting Thanksgiving dinner and applying for college are all less stressful life events than buying a home.

“First-time homebuyers are often stressed and overwhelmed when making such a large purchase like a home,” said David Hoegerman, Homes.com senior manager of content. “As a result, they are looking for guidance and assistance to help make the process easier and smoother.”

Here are some of the specific problems buying a home causes, according to the survey:   continue reading

J.D. Kious elected to the Board of Directors for Journeys in Community Living

J.D. Kious elected to the Board of Directors for Journeys in Community Living

We are excited to announce that J.D. Kious was recently elected to serve a 3-year term on the Board of Directors of Journeys in Community Living.  This will mark J.D.’s third term on the Board.  He is also a past Board Chair.  Journeys in Community Living is dedicated to supporting adults with disabilities in choosing and realizing their visions of where and how they live, work, and socialize.

JIJDCL was established in 1975 as the Rutherford County Adult Activity Center. The organization, which changed its name in 2011, provides community participation services, industrial training services, job training and placement services, special services, residential services and transportation services to more than 120 adults with intellectual disabilities in both Rutherford and Cannon Counties in Middle Tennessee.

Journeys operates with the beliefs that everyone, regardless of disability, has the right to live a healthy and secure life; work at a meaningful job which they enjoy; live in a home of their own with whom they choose; have friends and other relationships in their lives; and to participate in and contribute to their communities.