Tag: closing

  • Escrow -- It's What Happens After Your Homebuying Offer Is Accepted

    Escrow: What Happens Next After Your Offer Is Accepted

    The hard work isn't over when your offer on a home has been accepted. In fact, it's only beginning. Continue Reading

  • What a Homebuyer Should Know Before Closing

    What a Homebuyer Should Know Before Closing

    By Leonard Baron It's hardly page-turning literature, but there are many reasons why you should read these documents before making any property purchase: • Title abstract • Title insurance policy and schedule of exclusions • Plat or a survey while you walk the property boundaries •... Continue Reading

  • Homebuyer's Remorse: How to Avoid and Cure

    Homebuyer's Remorse: How to Avoid and Cure

    You've just bought a house. Friends and family are congratulating you and sending housewarming gifts. Everyone else is popping champagne corks, but you just feel queasy. What's going on? You could be suffering from buyer's remorse, that nagging feeling that perhaps you made a mistake, got in over your head,... Continue Reading

  • Real Estate Terms and What They Mean

    Real Estate Terms and What They Mean

    Jaime Uziel knows that as a real estate attorney his clients depend on him to interpret the legalese that's part of any real estate transaction. He's happy to do that, he says, but he also tries to educate his clients about real estate terms and what they mean. "They are the ones signing these documents, and... Continue Reading

  • Closing Costs: Settlement and Escrow

    Closing Costs: Settlement and Escrow

    Set with solid jobs, nice cars and a baby on the way, there was only one thing Liz and Wes Clayton were missing: the perfect house. They had no problem tracking down the ideal three-bedroom ranch in Fairfax, Va., negotiating a price or securing a loan -- it was the closing costs that left them less than... Continue Reading