Monthly Archives: May 2017

Real Estate Term of the Week

Escrow: A neutral third party or attorney that handles the exchange of money and documents once mutual acceptance is reached on an offer. Escrow handles the transfer of the buyer’s loan documents and property...

Home Selling Tips for Summer

It’s the time of year when “for sale” signs pop up in home owners’ yards as fast as the grass grows. If you’re considering putting your home on the market this summer, make sure...

Real Estate Term of the Week

Lien: A legal claim on a property granting the holder a specified amount of money upon the sale of the property. Liens in real estate are often used to ensure the payment of a...

Items You Must Review on a Title Report

Getting a title report early on in the home buying process helps ensure both buyers and real estate professionals can verify that a property’s title is free and clear to transfer and that they...

Real Estate Term of the Week

Home Energy Audit: Is also known as a home energy assessment and is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes. The person performing the audit evaluates what measures you can...

Buyer Tasks After A Home Closing

After all the paperwork has been signed and you have the keys in hand, you’ll probably feel happiness and relief that the process of home buying is complete. While you have good reason to...

Real Estate Term of the Week

Deferred Maintenance: The practice of postponing maintenance activities such as repairs on a home. Examples are broken windows, missing shingles, peeling paint, broken guttering, crumbling concrete steps, and other property defects that have not...