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This is a long one so I am going to devote one blog to the closing and the other to the HUD 1 which is the balance sheet on which all of the numbers ar collected and tallied. The closing is held at a Title Company, all of the parties need to sign the papers to transfer the title to the new owners...
12/07/2010
The day is finally here, all the inspections are completed and all the paperwork is at the Title Company. Only one last thing to do before we close,we need to take one more look at the property before we sign the papers. Usually the walk through is done right before the closing, but it can be don...
12/07/2010
Well we are almost to the finish line, but wait, your mortgage company won't let you close on your new home until you insure it. Sounds easier than it really is. In Florida there are several different kinds of Insurance you will need, specific to the Tampa bay area. First you need your basic Fire...
12/06/2010
The inspections went well on you home, but the inspector noted that many of the items in your home are getting old and you should start budgeting for replacement of these items. Wow, what did I get myself into? There is a simple and relatively inexpensive way to guard against unexpected expenses....
12/06/2010
After you get an accepted offer, you have an opportunity to have your home inspected, please, please, please, have the home inspected. It may seem like a lot of money, $300 to $500, to have an inspector look at your home, but remember, this may be the biggest investment of your life and if you ge...
12/03/2010
Congratulations! They accepted your offer, now we need to give an escrow deposit. I find there is a lot of confusion about the deposit, so let me devote this post to this very important aspect of the home purchase process. When writing an offer for Real Estate, you include a deposit, this serves ...
12/03/2010
Many buyers ask me," how much should we offer?" My answer, list price is always good, some take that advise, but truth be told, very few want to pay full price. So, Let's negotiate. Generally a good guideline is the MLS statistics, most homes in our area sell for 97.75% of asking price so, if you...
12/02/2010
Now, you found the house you want, it fits into your price range and has everything you are looking for in amenities and location. Now What? It's time to write the offer. An offer is just what it's called, an offer to purchase the property, in it you give a price and a closing date, these are the...
12/02/2010
Let's continue with our search, you have your down payment locked up, you know how much you want to spend each month on a home, we figure out how much house you can get for that payment. Now the most important choice you will make, where do you want to Live? Using the IDX feature we discussed in ...
12/01/2010
I almost forgot a major step in the process, the one that I am personally involved in, the hunt for your new home. After you do your counseling and talk to your lender to find your price range, I will assist you in finding the perfect property. Be aware that in this market, the perfect home may n...
12/01/2010
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