amerititle: Mortgage Fraud Prevention and Detection Resource Guide - 12/07/11 10:46 AM
 
At AmeriTitle, fraud detection and prevention is important to us.  We found this to be a well organized presentation on the topic.  We know this is important to you too so we are passing along the information… 
Mortgage Fraud Prevention and Detection Resource Guide  <-- click for full report
Mortgage fraud awareness and best practice mitigation techniques are critical to combating mortgage fraud.
 
 
 
 
Mortgage Fraud Trends Report for 2011 <-- click for full report
 
Property fraud alerts have grown substantially, however there has been a healthy leveling off of mortgage fraud overall.

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amerititle: What's Happening in Silverton Week of November 15 - 22, 2011 - 11/15/11 08:54 AM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: November 15 – 22Silverton Business GroupThe group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. November leader is Tracy Roberts of Anytime Fitness. On November 16 Bonnie Lester& Hannah Lambert from Whimsy etc. Boutique will present a holiday show-and-tell.Don’t Miss Out! Order Your Holiday Garland & Wreaths NowNow through November 16th order garland and wreaths from the Chamber for your business or home. Cedar or noble garland is $1 per foot and can be ordered in 25 or 50 foot lengths. Wreaths are available in 24, 26 or … (0 comments)

amerititle: AmeriTitle: Frighteningly Fast Customer Service - 10/26/11 05:41 AM
 
Our East Marion team always finds it a treat to serve you with local signings in Silverton /  Stayton / Woodburn / Salem and anywhere in between.  We also have a local title department...  so close you can hear them breathing. 
Have a safe and fun Halloween! 

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amerititle: Upcoming Events & Education (Oregon - Willamette Valley Area) - 09/19/11 08:41 AM
 
Upcoming Events & Education
 
 
If you are looking for credit hours, here is a one stop shop for opportunities in the Willamette Valley (Oregon) area…
 
 Details from OAR:  3 Hour Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC)* 
(New education requirement that started 1.2011)
 
NWAR – Meetings and Events
Up next: 
September 28th - Marketing Rules & Regulations + QR Codes
 
SAR – Classes & Meetings
Up next:
September 22nd - Realtor / Attorney Seminar
October 6th  - Education Seminar
 
PCAR – Events Calendar
Up next:
October 21st – General Membership Meeting
 
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amerititle: How to build your bio and where to share it... - 09/12/11 12:40 PM
Do you currently have a bio or does your bio need to be updated or snazzied up? It's critical to have a polished bio for social media platforms, speaking engagements, press releases, your website, etc. This step by step guide takes the pain out of the creation of this useful marketing tool…
 
How to write a professional bio 
 
Thank you, Stephanie Nivinskus for this easy to use tutorial. Well done!  She has several posts full of useful information. 
 
Now to share your new creation!  A small investment of your time will help people FIND YOU when they are searching for real estate on the web.  … (35 comments)

amerititle: Things to do in Silverton, OR week of August 30 - September 6, 2011 - 08/31/11 12:23 PM
 
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: August 30 – Sept. 6

Very excited to have a new(ish) gallery in Silverton.  Be sure to check out the June Drake exhibit in their new(er) location!  Also, I see a few leaves falling outside our windows at AmeriTitle, which can only mean one thing... Oktoberfest is on the horizon.   We have our camping spot reserved and our volunteer time all lined up. 
Silverton Business Group The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Nicky from the Silverton Inn & Suites is … (1 comments)

amerititle: Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of August 16 - 23, 2011 - 08/17/11 06:33 AM
 
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: August 16 – 23
While many areas have already gone back to school, I'm thankful that Silverton still has a couple weeks of fun left!  Check out the great line up of activities, music, and events.  Be sure to enjoy the farmer's market while it lasts... the countdown is on. 
Silverton Business Group The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Nicky from the Silverton Inn & Suites is the leader for the month of August.  Apple Tree School Supply Drive Apple … (1 comments)

amerititle: Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of August 9 - 16, 2011 - 08/09/11 12:47 PM
 
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: August 9 - 16
Homer Davenport Days were a blast this past weekend.  Thank you committee and volunteers for a wonderful festival.  You don't see this every day...


If you want to relocate to non-stop fun Silverton, let your real estate professional know you choose AmeriTitle to take care of your title and escrow.  We're dedicated to this community and all our furry residents. 
Now the fun...
Silverton Business Group The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Nicky from the … (3 comments)

amerititle: Pump up you knowledge, rev up your marketing, jazz up your social media... - 07/27/11 07:21 AM
We have a fun line-up of both credit and non-credit gatherings available.  If you need to pump up your knowledge, rev up your marketing, or jazz up your social media, take a cruise through some of the offerings from AmeriTitle
 


AGENDAS & BOOKING INFO
One-on-One  |  Small Group  |  Large Group
 
Topic:
Foreclosure Sale & Short Sale  |  Title & Escrow Process
1 Continuing Education Credit Hour
Agenda:
· Foreclosure sale transaction statistics in our area
· The title and escrow process for bank owned / short sale transactions and how they differ from other transactions
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amerititle: Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of July 26 - August 2, 2011 - 07/27/11 05:14 AM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: July 26 – August 2 Silverton Business Group The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Lisa Davis from Larsen-Flynn Insurance is the leader for the month of July.  Watch your email for a change in the deadline to get your information into this email due to timing constraints at the Statesman Journal which prints the posters for What’s Happening. Chamber All Member Summer Picnic Thursday, July 28, 5:30 – 7:00 pm Members are invited to an old fashioned picnic hosted by the Chamber in … (0 comments)

amerititle: Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of July 19 - 26, 2011 - 07/19/11 12:18 PM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: July 19 - 26 Silverton Business Group The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Lisa Davis from Larsen-Flynn Insurance is the leader for the month of July. Lisa will also present the program, “Client Centered Selling”. PLEASE VOTE TO HELP BUILD THE SILVERTON SKATEPARK!!!  Spread the word because we are on…http://www.refresheverything.com/search/?q=skatepark You may vote from each email you have (plus your facebook account) once per day.  The Oregon Garden Resort: Live Music, Seven Days a Week in the Fireside Lounge at the Oregon Garden … (2 comments)

amerititle: Commence holding your breath while you wait for the... appraisal - 07/19/11 05:22 AM
 

You have an accepted offer.  Now, commence holding your breath while you wait for the appraisal…
 
(Scary music plays in the background….)  Dun dun daaahhhhhh…..
 
We had two deals terminate JUST today.  Accepted offers rolling toward the closing gates but the buyer cannot get a loan on a property if the appraiser doesn’t say it’s worth what the buyer would like to borrow.  This makes sense…  lending money can be risky business, so lenders have to exercise some caution.    
 
There is a lot of time and energy (not to mention emotion and excitement) that … (0 comments)

amerititle: Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of July 12 - 19, 2011 - 07/12/11 12:35 PM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: July 12 - 19 Silverton Business Group The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Lisa Davis from Larsen-Flynn Insurance is the leader for the month of July. The program is “Personal Accountability” by James Dooley, Larsen-Flynn Insurance. PLEASE VOTE TO HELP BUILD THE SILVERTON SKATEPARK!!!  Spread the word because we are on…  Click to VOTE!  Art in the Park! Art in the Park takes place every Tuesday night in July & August 6:00 – 8:30 pm outside at the Silverton Arts Association (rain-dates will … (0 comments)

amerititle: AmeriTitle - Stats Junkie: Market Action Report - June 2011 - 07/12/11 04:09 AM
 
Residential Sold Statistics by Area
Marion / Polk Counties, Oregon
June, 2011
 
Market Action Report – Silverton / Stayton / Woodburn
Market Action Report – Areas 90 & 95
Market Action Report – Salem Area
 

 
 
Do you have a specific need for area trends or statistics in the Willamette Valley?  We have all sales (including FSBO sales) at our fingertips and we’re happy to help.
 
 
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amerititle: Silverton Skate Park - 07/11/11 09:43 AM
 
Silverton has an opportunity to receive a grant for $50k to go toward building a Skate Park.  This is not "just a skate park" but a gathering place for the whole community.  You can vote daily in July at the Pepsi Refresh Project. 
 

The stated mission of the project organizers...   "The Goal of this project is to construct a skate park in Silverton Oregon and provide a facility for area youth and families to gather, socialize and perform skating and cycling skills in a safe, family-friendly environment."
 
This sounds like an improvement over kids wandering around … (7 comments)

amerititle: Gathering LinkedIn Recommendations - 07/05/11 09:44 AM
Online recommendations are huge.  In today's internet research market, you ARE what people are saying about you.  Some glowing recommendations from clients on the web can help a person searching for you make that decision to pick up the phone and connect. 
"How do I invite my client to recommend me on LinkedIn?"  This is a question that comes up frequently.  I am a big fan of utilizing LinkedIn as a place to collect client recommendations.  Here are two different methods for doing so... 
 
Request Recommendations on LinkedIn
One of the very best uses of LinkedIn is as a place … (7 comments)

amerititle: Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of July 5 - 12, 2011 - 07/05/11 09:01 AM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: July 5-12 Merchant Meeting is Now Silverton Business Group The new name better reflects the makeup of the group meeting every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Lisa Davis from Larsen-Flynn Insurance is the leader for the month of July.  Forum Lunch Friday, July 8 – Forum Lunch is scheduled from 11:45 – 1 pm in the conference room above the Birth Center at Silverton Hospital. Cost is $10 with a reservation by Wednesday, July 6. Sponsor this month is Maps Credit Union. Speaker is Jan Meekcoms … (0 comments)

amerititle: Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of June 28 - July 5, 2011 - 07/01/11 12:14 PM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: June 28 – July 5 Summer Hours at the Chamber The Silverton Chamber office is open Saturdays from 10 am until 3 pm for the summer months. Merchant Meeting is Now Silverton Business Group The new name better reflects the makeup of the group meeting every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Jose De la Rosa is the leader for the month of June.  Speakers this week are the VanNattas from VanNatta Public Relations, Inc. with a program on branding. Oregon's Hometown Phone Book for 2011-12 deadline … (0 comments)

amerititle: Discounted Escrow Fee for Active US Military Personnel and Veterans - 06/29/11 02:48 AM

 
To celebrate the beauty of homecoming... get out your box of tissues for these amazing reunions.
 
 
 
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amerititle: Tuesday Tech - Jing - 06/28/11 01:50 PM
There is tech you play with from time to time... play with it for a while and then get bored with it.  Then there is tech that you use every single day and can't live without it.  Jing is that kind of tech for me. 
Good tools that gets used everyday generally have a few, simple criteria...
Easy to use Free or very low cost Adds value or saves time
 
I use it primarily to grab screen shots.  It is quick and easy and creates a high quality picture from your screen.  It's also very easy to add arrows … (1 comments)