What Do I Get At Closing?

  For most real estate loans, you will receive a Closing Disclosure 3 business days before loan consummation – which frequently happens at the closing meeting. At the meeting itself you should receive a copy of your Mortgage Note – your obligation to repay- your...

What Is An Escrow Account? Do I Need One?

  As we show you in this video, an escrow account is an account, established by your lender, to set aside a portion of your monthly mortgage payment to cover annual charges for homeowner’s insurance mortgage insurance (if applicable), and property taxes....

Title Insurance Explained Visually

  What is title insurance and why should any buyer get it when purchasing a home (single family, townhouse, condo, apartment, or whatever format your home purchase takes)? Doesn’t the attorney or settlement company handling the closing see to it that you have a...

Closing Costs Explained Visually

  Purchasing a home is exciting. Once escrow begins, the excitement can change to frustration, particularly if you are not ready for the closing costs that quickly accumulate. Closing costs simply refer to the fees associated with various things associated with...

What Are Real Estate Commissions?

  Like the video says – real estate agents aren’t paid by the hour!They’re paid a percentage of the purchase price in a successful real estate transaction. When one agent represents the sellers and another represents the buyers the commission is typically...

What Makes Up Closing Costs?

  What you’ll see in this video is, there may be closing costs customary or unique to a certain locality but closing costs are usually made up of the following: Attorney’s or escrow fees (Yours and your lender’s if applicable) Property taxes (to cover...