Category: Down Payment

2021 February 19

How Escrow in Real Estate Works and How Having an Account Can Help You

How Escrow in Real Estate Works and How Having an Account Can Help You

Having an escrow account is a very helpful way to get through the home closing process, which consists of many sensitive elements. It can also be helpful after this process is over by helping you pay off your real estate taxes and insurance. Here is how escrow in real estate works and what having an

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2021 February 5

13 Essential Real Estate Terms You Should Know

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Your Real Estate Terminology Cheat Sheet Like most people, you may be unfamiliar with real estate lingo. Are you looking to buy, sell, or learn about real estate in general? If you want to know the basics of real estate, look no further.  Let’s start with what real estate is.  Real estate is land, property,

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2020 October 15

Identifying and Preventing Escrow Fraud

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Picture this: You’ve been swindled out of your down-payment, it’s too late to get it back, and you lose your house right as you’re passing the finish line of closing escrow. Surprisingly, situations like this happen all the time as a result of real estate wire frauds.  The first step in preventing escrow wire fraud

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2020 September 14

How to Calculate Escrow Fees in California: A Complete Guide

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Calculating escrow fees in California can sometimes feel so arbitrary. How do you know exactly what you will be paying? What about fees you might be unaware of in the escrow process? With all the unanswered questions, it can seem impossible to budget for this important expense when selling a home. In this article, we

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2020 July 24

The Close of Escrow: Process & Fees to Expect

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When people exchange hundreds of thousands of dollars in real estate transactions, there are bound to be some fears about the whole process. For instance, how can you be sure the buyer has enough money to buy your home? You can’t always take someone’s word for it. That’s why the escrow closing process is an

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