Home is where the heart is, but do you know the definition of family? Apparently, it’s whatever we think it is – and the government, businesses and marketers are officially recognizing six different family types. The U.S. Census Bureau classifies families as: Traditional, multi-generational, single-parent, same sex, blended, older parent with young children and boomerang (families where adult children have returned home). When it comes to real estate, we need to think about how to help, serve and talk to these groups. At GCS Title, we partner with our Realtor and Loan Officer colleagues to help promote homeownership. These new officially-recognized family units all have different needs – that’s why I reach out to the public, even though title is really more of a like a “wholesale” aspect of a real estate transaction compared to Realtors and lenders being the “retail” parts. At GCS, we’ll answer any questions you have about buying or selling and help connect you with Realtors and Loan Officers who can address your specific needs.
~Charlie Lawson, GCS Title