Don’t overpay for title insurance

Don’t overpay for title insurance Many refinancing borrowers continue to overpay for title insurance because they don’t know enough to ask. Not everyone is eligible, however. Cutoff dates In most states, insurers set a cutoff on how old a mortgage can be to be eligible for a reissue rate. The most common cutoff is 10 …

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Forgo final property inspection at your own risk

Sellers don’t always play by rules when moving out Purchase contracts often include a provision for the buyers to walk through the property with their real estate agent about five days or so before closing. This is not a contingency of the contract. It provides the buyers an opportunity to confirm that the property is …

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Who’s responsible for defects discovered after closing?

Home buyers who buy during the dry season can be in for an unpleasant surprise when the roof leaks or the basement floods after the first rain. Who is responsible for damage caused by water intrusion and for making the necessary repairs to prevent it from happening again? It’s possible that you are responsible if …

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Short Sale Delays Drive First-Time Buyers From Market: Survey

Processing delays have taken their toll on first-time homebuyer interest in short sales, according to the latest HousingPulse Tracking Survey released by Campbell Surveys and Inside Mortgage Finance Monday. First-time homebuyers were a part of 39.7 percent of the short sale transactions completed in August, the HousingPulse survey found. That tally marks a three-month slide …

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