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10 Terms Every First Time Home Buyer Needs To Know
An agreement between a buyer and a seller to purchase real estate. Also known as sales contract or purchase agreement.
Offer on a home as been accepted, but finalized sale is pending upon certain criteria. Typically appraisal, home inspection and mortgage approval are the major contingencies.
Fees paid at the end of the transaction either by the seller, buyer, or both. They include the taxes, title search fees, and any other lender expenses.
Deposit made to a seller showing the buyer's good faith in a transaction. This money is held in the trust account of the real estate brokerage.
Examination of the property's condition. Highly recommended to be performed by a qualified home inspector of your choice. Visit my previous blog titled Home Inspector vs. Appraisal.
A bundle of rights in a piece of property. This title is recorded by the title company on the day of closing.
Property and/or land valuation completed by an appraiser who determines the market value. This process can take 2-4+ weeks. Visit my previous blog titled Home Inspector vs. Appraisal.
Choose your homeowner's insurance and provide the information to your lender. Be sure to gather 3 or more quotes before choosing.
You will sign a whole stack of documents at closing. These documents transfer ownership to the buyer. You will then receive the keys! REMINDER: Bring your ID to closing.
The new deed with the buyers name will be recorded into the city/county records.
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OfferAn agreement between a buyer and a seller to purchase real estate. Also known as sales contract or purchase agreement.ContingentOffer on a home as been accepted, but finalized sale is pending