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16 Sep Posted by in Buying | Comments

Why You Don’t You Get The Keys To Your New House…

You are at the attorney’s office, you just signed a bunch of paperwork promising to pay your mortgage.  So, why aren’t you getting the keys? Quite simply, the house isn’t yours…yet.  When you go to the attorney’s office and do all the paperwork that is called “settlement.”  The house isn’t your until “closing.”  Closing is […]


09 Sep Posted by in Buying | Comments

How to Get More Dirt on Any House Than What is Online

Finally, you think you have found the house you want to buy!  It is in your price range; it has the fireplace you dreamed of, and it is close to work.  The house looks good, but you aren’t sure what the neighborhood is like.  Do they socialize? Are they fun?  Does everyone keep to themselves? […]


02 Sep Posted by in Selling | Comments

Do you have to disclose that?

Do you remember the board game “Clue?” It’s where players including Miss Scarlet, Mr. Green, and Professor Plum move from room to room in a mansion trying to solve a mysterious murder that has taken place there by asking questions and revealing answers to each other. It’s no secret  that a murder has taken place, […]


26 Aug Posted by in Selling | Comments

Selling Your House and Keeping Your Valuables Safe

Look around your home. No, not at your big screen TV, or the china in the cabinet. Look at the less obvious things. Your laptop sitting in an office. The bucket of lose change you keep on your dresser. A beautiful jewelry box filled with priceless heirlooms and sentimental treasures. These could all fall prey […]


13 Aug Posted by in Buying | Comments

What is PITI?

The real estate and mortgage industry have their own language. I guess that is true of most industries. Sometimes we do a bad job of making sure others understand what the heck we are talking about. PITI is one you should know if you have a mortgage, are thinking about getting a mortgage, or if […]