Closing
Important Factors in a Home Appraisal

Important Factors in a Home Appraisal

A home appraisal serves the important purpose of providing an accurate measure of a property’s value. This valuation is essential for a mortgage lender because it ensures the organization that it isn’t letting homebuyers borrow far more than what the house is actually worth. This measurement doesn’t just affect the

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Choosing a Homeowners Warranty

Choosing a Homeowners Warranty

When homebuyers are going through the home closing process, they’ll typically come across what is called a homeowner’s warranty. This warranty is a protection plan that covers a significant portion of the costs if certain appliances malfunction or stop working completely. Having a homeowner’s warranty can certainly be beneficial for

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Common Home Offer Contingencies

Common Home Offer Contingencies

Once you reach the point of making an offer on the home, there are a number of very important factors to consider, including whether or not to make the offer contingent on one or more conditions. In fact, contingency clauses are very common when making an offer on a home.

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When Can You Move In After Closing?

When Can You Move In After Closing?

From the very first time that you see your future home and throughout the negotiating process, you are most likely daydreaming about the day you can move into it. You may be counting the seconds until closing day, planning the ways you will decorate it and how your family will

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Your buyer asked you to pay closing costs. Now what?

Your buyer asked you to pay closing costs. Now what?

Say that you received an offer on your home, but your buyer is asking you to cover all the closing costs. What are your options in this type of situation? You generally have three choices: accept, reject, or respond with a counter offer. If you’re confident that you are in

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When to Set Your Closing Date

When to Set Your Closing Date

The closing date is the end goal of any real estate transaction, but it is a day that needs to be  established at the start of purchasing a home. There tends to be confusion for homeowners regarding when to set the closing date. These tips will help you establish a

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Frequently Asked Questions About Closing

Frequently Asked Questions About Closing

The closing of a house is an important milestone for anyone, whether it is buying one’s first home or investing in a dream home for retirement. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions and answers about the closing of a home. What Happens Prior to the Closing of

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Home Sellers Checklist for Closing on a Home

Home Sellers Checklist for Closing on a Home

Selling your home can be a long and complicated process. If you have entered into an agreement for the sale of your home, you are almost to the finish line! The last step in the process should be closing on a home. This is where title to the home is

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Timeline for Closing on a House

Timeline for Closing on a House

There are a few steps that you will need to navigate as you prepare and complete a closing on a new home. Below is a timeline you may want to consider so that you will be ready for the closing 30-45 days after your offer letter has been accepted. Negotiate

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Ways to Minimize Closing Costs

Ways to Minimize Closing Costs

Many homebuyers save up significant amounts of cash in order to make down payments on their new homes, only to be surprised by how much additional cash they need at closing. Closing costs can vary depending on several factors, so it can be difficult for homebuyers to determine exactly how

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