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Real Estate Basics: Getting Started With Financing

Real Estate Basics: Getting Started With Financing

Thinking about how you can buy your first home? Regardless of price, buying real estate takes a lump of money up front, but it may not be as much as you think. Things to consider: How much of a down payment will you need? How […]

Real Estate Basics: What Is Escrow?

Real Estate Basics: What Is Escrow?

When real estate agents talk about “Escrow” what we’re really referring to is the escrow period in a real estate transaction – the period of time between having an offer accepted and the closing or finalizing of the sale. During this time, a title company […]

Real Estate Basics: What Is Earnest Money?

Real Estate Basics: What Is Earnest Money?

Earnest money is good faith funds the buyer deposits into an escrow account when their offer to purchase a home is accepted. It acts as an assurance for the seller that the buyer is not entering into multiple purchase contracts at once, and more importantly […]

Real Estate Basics: Who Pays the Realtor?

Real Estate Basics: Who Pays the Realtor?

A really common question that people don’t like to bring up is “who pays the realtor?” While it’s common in our culture to feel awkward about topics like this, no one should be afraid to speak frankly about money, especially when a house might be […]


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