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What Are Closing Costs?

All the paperwork is drawn up, inspections have been done, and you are ready to move into your new home. There is one final step, the closing. This is the process when you obtain full ownership of the home. It requires lots of signatures and the payment of closing costs. What are closing costs? Closing costs are the fees charged in excess of the …

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What’s It Like to Live in Redwood City? – Redwood City...

Redwood City, an attractive suburb with a population of a little over 85,000, offers a nice balance of urban and suburban life. While Redwood City used to be more of a quiet suburb, the recent influx of high-end tech jobs has given the area a modern, bustling feel, complete with all the shops and attractions you’d expect from a hot Cali suburb. Employment For …

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Closing on a Home Sale: The Seller’s Point of View

In the United States, there is an average of 14,630 homes sold every day. If you are looking to be one of those sellers this year, you most likely want to know how it all works. The process of closing on a sale may seem daunting but here is an outline of what you can expect. What Is Closing? The term “Closing” refers to …

Top Real Estate Myths

We live in the information age, but sometimes it seems more like the “misinformation” age. There are truths, half-truths, stories and lore all around us. Sometimes, it can be difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Often, it doesn’t make a significant different. When it comes to real estate, however, misinformation can be costly. Here are some of the top real estate myths. 1. All …

Closing on Your New Home: What to Expect When Sealing ...

You’ve bought a house! — or, you almost have. You have carefully selected and evaluated your new property, agreed on the pricing with the sellers, and now you cannot wait to have the keys in hand to start decorating, painting, and planning for this brand-new chapter in life. There is just one last step to undertake—the closing process. The closing process may be unfamiliar …

Do I Need a Realtor?

How is buying real estate different from any other transaction? When you buy a car, for instance, you don’t need an agent to help you find the vehicle, negotiate the price and represent you during the transferal of ownership.  Are real estate professionals really necessary? The answer is clear: Yes. Let’s dig into why — even in a world dominated by free-flowing information and …

More Americans Eager To Buy Due to The Pandemic

The pandemic has made Americans more eager to purchase a home. Why? According to a recent survey, 53% of the 1,000 home buyers recently surveyed say they are most likely to purchase in the next year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Some reasons are: record low mortgage rates, reduced spending has allowed for more saving and reduced home prices have made home ownership more …

Slowing Down But No Stopping

Long-term uncertainty caused by the pandemic has slowed down new listings and purchases. Some restrictions agents need to follow are no paper flyers to hand out, showings by appointment only, no more than two family members in a house. The home must be unoccupied by the seller and safe distancing must be maintained. Lenders, escrow agents and some county clerk offices are functional during …

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