Tag: Homeowners

Post-closing tips for refinances

Here are some tips on what you should do after your refinance closing is over: Save your closing documents Remember when all everybody talked about was reducing paper and going green? Well, the mortgage and real estate industries never...

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Deed transfers among joint tenants… explained

Each week this office receives several inquiries from homeowners seeking to transfer title to their property. The scenarios include transferring title between spouses, between ex-spouses, between and among family members, transferring title...

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Standard v. Enhanced: Building permits

Part 3 of a series So you’ve just completed the purchase and closing on your new “fixer-upper” home. Now it’s time to hire an architect and spend countless hours planning for a new addition to the family room. You submit an application for...

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Why condo owners need an HO-6 policy

Last week we posted a pretty lengthy article about insurance for condo owners entitled, “Condo insurance considerations.” The piece delved into the differences between a Master Policy, which is what your condo association carries...

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Condo insurance considerations

While the need for casualty and other insurance in connection with single-family homes is obvious, the issues that confront condominium owners need just as much scrutiny. While the condominium association’s “master policy” may...

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Transfer taxes, real property taxes… Explained

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes," Ben Franklin once famously said. Yet when it comes to taxes on real property – especially for first-time homebuyers – we find much uncertainty and confusion exists....

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House tries to speed up short sales

Short sales. These two words strike fear in buyers, agents and title companies. Whenever we receive a contract for a short sale, there is an immediate push to get out the seller HUD-1 to the short sale lender, ASAP! We get calls from everybody...

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