Understanding the Escrow Process and Requirements

Buying a house is full of complications that most people do not understand and are unprepared for. One of those mysterious elements is being "in escrow," which occurs between the time a seller accepts the offer and the buyer gets the keys to the new house. Below is a 10-step walk-through of the process, so [...]

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4 costs you haven’t factored into your homebuying budget

Other out-of-pocket costs that crop up during the purchasing process, or even when you're moving in, can put an unexpected strain on your already-hurting bank account. For starters, you'll need to budget between 2% and 5% of the home's purchase price for closing costs, including appraiser, lender, and title fees. New regulations passed last year [...]

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5 Ways You Can Improve Your Credit Score

According to a survey done by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, more people are embarrassed to admit their credit score than their weight. Much like losing weight, improving your credit score does not happen overnight. It takes time, determination, and lifestyle changes. Making monthly payments on time does not mean your credit score will [...]

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Traveling During Escrow

If you are leaving town during your escrow, please address the following items so you can fully relax while away: • Seller sign in advance. • Buyers and sellers leaving town should have their Attorney or Escrow Officer prepare a Power of Attorney specific to the transaction. If you have a Power of Attorney, submit [...]

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Rising house values prove real estate can be a smart investment

House values matter It’s not easy being a buyer in a seller’s market. With house values rising and selling prices soaring, it can be hard to find and afford a home today. The good news for house hunters is that owning provides more than a roof over your head. You also stand to profit from [...]

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