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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 When Is the Time to Buy?

Typically, the purchase of a new home is one of the largest financial transactions and investments of one’s life. Whatever home you purchase should work for you now—fulfilling your basic housing requirements at an affordable monthly cost. Ideally, it goes beyond the basics and even beyond...

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23 Jan What Does a Good Agent Do?

In one of the largest, most complicated financial transactions of your life, what exactly does a good real estate agent do when you're buying a home?   A good buyer’s agent… Cares more about your priorities and goals than their commission. (The smartest agents know that if you...

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23 Jan The Home Search

First Suggestion: Find a Good Agent to Help You Even if you're just beginning, tentatively, to begin the home search process, the sooner you find a competent, dedicated, knowledgeable agent to work with, the sooner they can provide you with valuable help, guidance and information to...

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23 Jan Steps to Obtaining a Home Loan

This booklet issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau contains much useful information: Your Home Loan Toolkit, a Step by Step Guide Step 1: Review Financing Options Financing your new home purchase begins with a consultation with a qualified loan agent. You will want one with strong, local...

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