Tag: Down Payment

2020 November 5

Top 7 Tips for Closing on a House

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After months of hard work and searching, you’ve finally gotten to the last step: closing on a house! This might sound like a relief, but there are some steps that you should keep in mind before this home finally becomes yours. How Long Does Closing Take? Usually, the entire closing process can take up to a month

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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 6

Earnest Money vs. Down Payment: What’s the Difference?

The movement of money is undoubtedly the most constant element of any house buying or selling process. Earnest money and down payments are two major components of facilitating the close of properties, but they can often get confused. In this article, we are taking a look at some of the key similarities and differences between

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