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We Learned Lessons the Hard Way in 2020 — And Made the Most of Them

Posted by Phil Archer on Dec 4, 2020 1:45:00 PM

About this time last year, I was planning and forecasting for a banner year — and, in fact, most of the first quarter of 2020 lived up to my expectations.

We all know what happened next.

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Tags: Letter From Phil, Phil Archer, COVID-19

Get Ready to Roll With It This Fourth Quarter

Posted by Phil Archer on Nov 4, 2020 3:10:00 PM

When I look at national home building and selling trends, there’s always a caveat listed: These numbers apply everywhere except Idaho.

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Tags: Letter From Phil, Phil Archer, Marketing, inHERE

Need an Ace Up Your Sleeve? Check Market Stats

Posted by Phil Archer on Oct 5, 2020 10:40:00 AM

If you feel like you’re just barely staying afloat in this dynamic market, it’s time to build your own life raft with market stats.

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Tags: Letter From Phil, Phil Archer, Stats, market outlook, Market Update

The Pandemic Just Threw Our Market a Curveball. Here’s How You Can Knock It Out of the Park.

Posted by Phil Archer on Sep 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM

A flurry of surveys about how the pandemic has changed buying habits dropped last month, contributing to a growing body of evidence that the housing market is nothing like it was even a year ago.

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Tags: Letter From Phil, Construction, Phil Archer, Marketing

Crazy. Insane. Hectic. Unstoppable. We’re Running Out of Words for This Market

Posted by Phil Archer on Aug 6, 2020 2:30:00 PM

The Treasure Valley housing market has smashed every expectation for yet another month, and I am in the very weird place of sounding like a broken record of optimism.

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Tags: Letter From Phil, Phil Archer, Market Update

Now, You Can Deposit Earnest Money On the Go!

Posted by Phil Archer on Jul 4, 2020 10:00:00 AM

We don’t say this lightly: The newest addition to our already successful tool, startSafe, is a game changer. Starting soon, you’ll be able to deposit earnest money in seconds using a mobile app — just like you do for your own checking account. It’s simple. It’s intuitive. And it’s about to save home buyers and sellers a whole lot of hassle.

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Tags: Letter From Phil, Phil Archer, Security, Earnest Money, startSafe

Despite Everything, We’re Busier Than We’ve Ever Been. Here’s Why.

Posted by Phil Archer on Jun 4, 2020 10:12:00 AM

After months of uncertainty, it is time to get excited! We are busier at Fidelity National Title than we have ever been, and that’s great news — it means our market has made an almost immediate bounceback from the slowdown this spring.

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Tags: Letter From Phil, Phil Archer, market outlook

This May, We’re Looking at Lessons Learned and Finding Our Way Forward

Posted by Phil Archer on May 4, 2020 1:15:00 PM

It’s almost surreal to look back at the way I was living my life in February and early March. My family and I were constantly on the move — not only was I busy with work, but my wife was busy handling the packed schedules of five kids. Our lives were a nonstop race to the next event, the next deadline, the next goal.

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Tags: Letter From Phil, Phil Archer, Coronavirus, Safety, Health

Let’s Control What We Can Control

Posted by Phil Archer on Apr 6, 2020 2:08:00 PM

When we were planning this newsletter, I thought I would write about current market conditions. But, as you know, the only thing we can be certain about right now is uncertainty. (Don’t worry, I promise this column won’t be all doom and gloom.)

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Tags: Letter From Phil, Phil Archer, Coronavirus

The Last Few Weeks of the Legislature Could Have a Big Impact On Your Business

Posted by Phil Archer on Mar 4, 2020 10:14:00 AM

We’re almost to the end of another Idaho Legislature session, and our lawmakers are still considering several bills that could have major impacts on our industry. We’ll walk through the basics of those bills in just a moment, but before we do, I’d like to extend a friendly reminder.

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Tags: Letter From Phil, Phil Archer, Legislature, Property Taxes

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