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Recapped: IMN SFR East 2023

SFR in 2023: Optimizing operational efficiency & preparing for 2024

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Recapped: NRHC Industry Leaders Conference

Staying Ahead of the Game in the Single-Family Rental and Build-to-Rent Sectors Last week, our team attended the National Home Rental Council's Industry Leadership Conference in Nashville. It was a great opportunity to have conversations with other industry leaders and clients within the SFR sector, and stay ahead of the game when it comes to what’s next. And of course, we made time for plenty of BBQ and live music!

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SpruceProtect: HOA Guarantee Q&A with VP Jonathan Gearhart

In the world of real estate investment, hidden rental restrictions within Homeowners Associations (HOAs) can be a costly and frustrating surprise for investors. Until now, there hasn't been a solution that provides financial protection for investors facing rental restrictions due to HOAs. Enter SpruceProtect – the first and only offering of its kind designed to provide investors with a safety blanket to protect them from potential losses.

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The Top Five SFR States for Long Term Return

When looking to invest in single family rental properties (SFR) within the United States, location is a key component of making the best decision for the long term. Our team analyzed SFR activity across the nation, identifying the top five SFR states based on a weighted ranking of various factors

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Recapped: ICE Experience 2023
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Employee Spotlight: Joe O'Brien
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Employee Spotlight: Tasha Harville
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Spruce’s Brittany DiPietro Named HousingWire 2022 Tech Trendsetter
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Recapped: IMN SFR West 2022
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Employee Spotlight: Abby Larsen
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Standardizing Title and Closing Costs Nationwide
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What I’ve Learned in the Past Five Years Working for a Title Startup
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The Cost of Waiting on Title & Closing Upgrades
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A Conversation With: Kiavi
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Spruce + Mobility: Moving Relocation Services Forward Pt. 2
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Employee Spotlight: Susan King
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Is Instant Title Really Instant?
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Spruce + Mobility: Moving Relocation Services Forward Pt. I
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Welcoming Peter Gulliver as Chief Financial Officer
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Employee Spotlight: Andrew Geller
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A Conversation With: Lisa Robertson
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The Toolbox for Scaling Your SFR Portfolio
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Employee Spotlight: Iriana Portillo
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Where is eClosing with Remote Online Notarization Available?
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3 Things Our Clients Have Taught Us About Territory Expansion
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Why Scale Your Title Business With a Partner?
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Introducing Spruce Mobility, Relocation Services Reimagined
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Meet The Team: Mobility  
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Spruce’s Enhanced Bulk Transaction Capability
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Welcoming Craig Cotton as Vice President of Product
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Spruce Included in Forbes 2022 America's Best Startup Employers
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Spruce CEO Patrick Burns Featured on HousingWire’s Housing News Podcast
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Spruce Recognized in HousingWire’s 2022 Tech100 Awards
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Spruce 2021 Year in Review
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Welcoming Brian and Blair to our Customer Service Team
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5 Factors That Can Impact Your Clear to Close Timeline
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Welcoming Brittany, Debra, and Susan: Spruce Growth Fueled by New Strategic Hires
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Homebuyers Care Most About Affordability, Transparency, and the Time it Takes to Close
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Pride is Both a Celebration of LGBTQIA+ Identities and an Ongoing Opportunity to Create Impact
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Spruce Announces $60M Series C Funding Round
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Spruce’s Tess Bettenay Named HousingWire Rising Star
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What is Earnest Money and How Does it Work?
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Simplist Partners with Spruce to Slash Closing Times in 2021
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What is a Land Survey, and Do I Need One?
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Who Pays for Closing Costs and Title Insurance?
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Mortgage Tax Deductions You Should Know about this Season
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Spruce Rolls Out Exclusive Automated Underwriting Model
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Spruce Partners with FirstFunding’s FlexClose to Improve Loan Funding Process
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What Are Liens and How Can They Impact Your Property?
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Spruce Wins HousingWire’s 2021 HW Tech100 Award
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Spruce Automates Earnest Money, Lowers Costs for Real Estate Investors
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Meet SprucePowered, Spruce’s new Managed Title and Closing Solution
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Spruce Survey: Homeowners Frustrated with Closing Process, Open to Tech Solutions
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Spruce Year in Review 2020
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Happy Thanksgiving Message from Spruce CEO & Co-founder Patrick Burns
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Spruce Webinar: How to Implement a Mortgage Tech Adoption Roadmap
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Spruce CEO Patrick Burns on “DealMakers” with Alejandro Cremades
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Refinancing? Ask for the Reissue Rate on Title Insurance
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Spruce Partners with Munich Re to Offer New Consumer Pricing Fueled By Automation
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Spruce Named to the 2020 CB Insights Fintech 250
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Can I Refinance a Property that’s Held in a Living Trust?
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Should I Transfer the Title on My Rental Property to an LLC?
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Spruce CEO Talks Mortgage Tech Adoption on “Clear to Close”
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How Does a 1031 Exchange Work for Real Estate Investors?
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Spotlight: Rich Shapiro, RealEZRealty
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How Do Title Binders or Hold Open Policies Work for Investors?
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Spruce VP of Product Named HousingWire Rising Star
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Spruce CEO Talks Title on “The Remote Real Estate Investor”
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Spruce Raises $29M to Power Online Real Estate Transactions
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Spruce Launches New Dashboard for Mortgage Brokers
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COVID-19 Update: Actions We're Taking at Spruce
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How Does eClosing with Remote Online Notarization Work?
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Spruce Featured in Redfin Article for First-Time Homebuyers
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Spruce Receives HousingWire Tech100 2020 Award
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Spruce VP of Engineering on “Building Your Product” Series
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What Is a Title Insurance Company Responsible For?
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Spruce Expands Into California and Opens Sacramento Office
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How Much Will My Title Insurance Policy Cost?
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Spruce Year in Review 2019
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What Does Title Insurance Cover and Protect Against?
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Happy Thanksgiving Message from Spruce CEO Patrick Burns
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How Spruce’s Title & Closing Services Work for Local Realtors
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Spruce CEO Patrick Burns on the “Future of Home Transactions"
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Are Owner’s and Lender’s Title Insurance Policies Required?
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Northpointe Bank Gains Competitive Advantage with Spruce
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Spruce Director of Design Featured in Built in NYC's 'Women in Tech'
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Two Terrifying Title (Insurance) Tales
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Spruce Featured in "NYC Real Estate Startups Worth Knowing"
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Spruce EVP of Real Estate Operations Named HousingWire Woman of Influence 2019
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Spruce CEO & Co-Founder Shares Insights on the Future of Closings at Inman Connect Las Vegas
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What is the Right of Rescission?
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Spruce CEO & Co-Founder Named 2019 HousingWire Rising Star
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How Diversity Drives Better Products at Spruce
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Spruce CEO & Co-Founder to Speak on Panel at Florida MBA Conference
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Spruce Named to HousingWire Tech100 2019
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Women of Spruce
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Spotlight: Jennifer Tierney
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How the New Tax Law Will Impact Homeowners this Year
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Why We Write Micro-Services in Kotlin
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Looking to Refinance in New York? You Might Save Money with a CEMA
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Spruce Attends the NEXT Mortgage Conference
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Spruce Named in Built in NYC's 50 Startups to Watch in 2019
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Spotlight: Cindy Scholz, Compass
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Power of Attorney Forms Used in Real Estate Transactions