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23 Jan The Escrow Process

What Is Escrow? The sale of real property involves transferring large sums of money and signing important documents by you, the Seller and your lender. Escrow is the process in which an impartial third party acts as a stakeholder and facilitator for both you and...

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23 Jan Moving Checklist

Before You Move: Address Change Notification Post office forwarding address Waste disposal service Subscriptions (may take several weeks) Friends and relatives Bank and other financial institutions (for example, loans, credit cards) Insurance Notify carrier of new location for coverage of: life, health, fire and auto Transfer Services All utilities: gas, electric, water,...

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23 Jan Glossary of Real Estate Terms

Note: For statistical term definitions, for such terms as "median price" and "average dollar per square foot" see the link on our Market Dynamics page. Abstract (of title) – A written summary of the title history of a particular piece of real estate. Acceleration Clause – A...

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23 Jan Home Inspections

Buyers are responsible for performing adequate due diligence during the escrow period, which basically means making sure you are getting what you think you are paying for. Along with the careful review of disclosures, documents and reports provided by the Seller and Agents involved, inspecting...

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23 Jan Advantages of a Dedicated Buyer Agent

A Dedicated Buyer’s Agent has a fiduciary responsibility to represent the home buyer’s best interests in all aspects of the purchase process: the home search and property valuation counseling; purchase offer strategy and negotiation; the due diligence phase of disclosure, investigation and inspection; any renegotiation...

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