When you buy or sell a home you must go through a process called “closing.” Closing is simply transferring ownership of the property from one person to another.
It’s normally tricky business to predict the direction that the U.S. real estate market will be taking in any coming year, but in most years, projecting the situation for just a few months in the future puts the experts on safer ground.
It’s one of childhood’s most solemn oaths, still uttered by six-year-olds who hope it will convince one and all of their heartfelt intention to keep a promise. More convincing than “honest to goodness” or “cross my heart,” it is nonetheless a fairly counterproductive pledge. Since it needs to be said in the first place, the assurance can’t help but plant a seed of doubt.
An earnest money deposit is substantial, so buyers should know what will cause their money to be forfeited, and how to avoid (or leverage!) those instances.
Whether moving across town or across the globe, moving is one of life's most stressful events. Here's a guide to make moving as easy as possible!
When buying or selling a home, you're entering into a legally binding contract. We're here to explain real estate contracts, pitfalls, and dates.
A seller of ours tried Zillow’s 'Instant Offer' program, which touts, "skip the hassle, sell to Zillow." Check out Zillow's offer - YIKES!
You've seen the house and it's perfect, you're ready to make an offer! If you're wondering how to make an offer on a house, here are a few helpful tips.
The earnest money put down when buying a home can let the seller know you're a committed purchaser. But how much earnest money is too much?
Do you really need a pest inspection? Some buyers may decide to forgo the pest inspection, but it could end up costing you much more in the long run.
Purchasing a new home can involve many steps - and the process may not always go perfect. When closings go wrong, we will help straighten it all out.
Real estate closings can be an intimidating process, but understanding it makes it much easier. Here's what you need to know about real estate closings.
In the case of a divorce, traditional closing arrangements could create unnecessary stress. But special arrangements can be made to ease the tension.
You’ve finally found the home of your dreams, but it could be hiding serious problems. That’s why finding a good home inspector is crucial to home buyers!
Why the Walk Through Matters for Buyers and Sellers - a key milestone of your real estate transaction is the final walk through of the property.
We urge our clients to have HVAC inspections, and we often get asked "do I NEED an HVAC inspection?" It's not a requirement, but here's why we recommend it!
When you're in the process of selling your home, protect your home during and after the sale with a home warranty.
Rogue movers and moving fraud is a real problem; they hold your items hostage for more money. Here are some tips to help you avoid moving fraud!
What happens when a home appraisal falls short? We've seen it happen a lot lately. When it does, we can steer you through the choppy waters.
You've heard the term 'due diligence', and as a home buyer or seller it's important that you understand the meaning of due diligence in real estate.
Home inspections are a routine part of the home buying process, but some buyers wish to skip home inspections. Find out why we strongly recommend them.
It isn't always easy to tell whether or not you're really getting what you're paying for. Consider these reasons you may want to hire a surveyor.