What is a First-Class Closing?

July 15, 2021Business, General

Here at TitleSmart, every closing is a first-class closing. Plain and simple. But, how does a first-class closing differ from a regular closing? In a first-class closing at TitleSmart, we make sure everything is easy, friendly and special down to the smallest detail. From the second you walk in, to your final goodbye, we have … Read More

The Benefits of Being a Smartie

July 6, 2021Business, General, Inspiration and Fun, Prof. Development

Here at TitleSmart, we are incredibly grateful for our hard-working and dedicated employees. And we show our appreciation through a robust benefits program that includes comprehensive medical and dental insurance, a life insurance benefit policy, gym membership subsidies, and homebuying discounts, just to name a few. Everybody knows that one of the most important aspects … Read More

Settlement vs. Mortgage Statements: Why is the payoff on my settlement statement higher than the balance on my mortgage statement?

May 7, 2021General, Inspiration and Fun

  You’re selling your home or refinancing your mortgage and at closing, you see that the payoff amount is a bit higher than the principal balance. Why don’t the two numbers match up? This is a common question we receive. Here’s the relatively simple answer.     The number you see on your mortgage statement … Read More

Combating The Winter Blues

January 6, 2021General, Inspiration and Fun

  Midwest winters are not for the faint of heart—especially in “Minnesnowta” where a foot of snow can fall one day, and the wind chill temps can rival Antarctica the next. Getting through the cold and dark season, which usually feels like it spans half the year from October to April rather than its allotted … Read More

‘PUPPA THE SAILOR’ DOG TO SERVE AS OFFICIAL MASCOT FOR SPARE KEY’S “HOPE ON THE RIVER” RAFT TRIP DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER

August 4, 2020General, News

TitleSmart sponsors Puppa mascot to support Spare Key and the “Hearts for Elizabeth” Fund (Saint Paul, MN) A Minnesota based non-profit’s effort to keep its mission alive with a desperate 1,700 mile, 10-state, two-month raft trip down the Mississippi River will get a boost from an official mascot. Spare Key, www.sparekey.org, is a Minnesota based … Read More

Road Trip Essentials

August 1, 2020General, Inspiration and Fun

Late summer is the perfect time for planning a road trip adventure! Once August rolls around, most of the busy holiday travel weekends have passed so the roads aren’t as packed, and the weather finally starts to temper out from the stifling humidity of July to bring us pleasantly warm sunny days and cooler, campfire-ready … Read More

Summertime Scavenger Hunt

May 14, 2020General, Inspiration and Fun

Looking for a fun way to kick off summer with the kiddos? Challenge yourself with a scavenger hunt! Screenshot this graphic or download our printable version of the list and have some fun! Once you’ve finished all 5 tasks, tag us on Facebook or Instagram with your photos of the challenges and we will draw … Read More

Staying Connected

May 4, 2020General, Inspiration and Fun

  Living in an age with so many technological advances is truly amazing when you think about it! Even when you’re stuck at home, you can hang out with your friends with the help of a webcam or go on a tour of your favorite museum. Staying connected is part of what makes us human … Read More