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  • Understanding the Legalities of Buying & Owning Property

    Homebuyers and sellers often deal with minor issues that may seem impossible to overcome. The legalities regarding home buying and ownership may seem confusing, but many of them are fairly straightforward and easy to understand. Learn more about the common...
    By Finn Orfano October 9, 2011 

  • Important Facts On How to Use Escrow to Settle a House Payment

    Have you ever asked the question: "Can I use my escrow to pay my house payment?" If you have, you can find answers in this article, which provides information about conditions that allow the use of escrow funds to settle an obligation...
    By ciel s cantoria September 13, 2011 

  • Selling Undervalued Real Estate

    Home values have plummeted and more homeowners are finding themselves underwater on their mortgage. Many are wonder if they can sell their home for more than the appraisal value. While it is possible, there are some problems that must be taken into consideration...
    By Finn Orfano September 4, 2011 


  • Ending the Uncertainty: Preventing Foreclosure

    Understanding the various options that are available is an important first step towards ending the uncertainty of foreclosure. Homeowner's should be aware of which programs are available to help them save their home once the foreclosure process has...
    By Finn Orfano August 31, 2011 

  • Paid In Full! Mortage Completion and Deeds

    It is a pretty exciting time. After many years of paying your mortgage payment every month, you now own your property outright and have paid off your entire mortgage. Every lender handles property deeds and mortgage payoffs differently; we will tell...
    By Finn Orfano August 14, 2011 

  • Owning Property With Children as Co-Owners

    For those who are considering adding their children to their home title via a quit claim deed, you should understand the potential legal and tax complications associated with doing so. Here, we answer the question, should I put my children on the title...
    By Finn Orfano August 13, 2011 


  • Exploring the World of Property Deeds

    Property and real estate deeds—there are many—but what deed is needed or used for different circumstances? Here, find a list of common property deeds, along with what they mean in easy terms you can understand.
    By Jean Scheid July 24, 2011 

  • Information Needed From a Seller at Closing

    You have finally found a buyer for your home and have been informed that they have their loan approved and are ready to close. You breathe a sigh of relief, your end of the deal is finally complete. Not so fast! There will be information needed from...
    By Finn Orfano June 29, 2011 

  • How Long Should Closing On Your Home Take?

    There are several factors that can delay a home loan closing. The number of parties involved in a home sale loan closing include the buyer, seller, real estate agents, appraiser, inspector and lender. Here, we'll explore the home seller closing process...
    By Finn Orfano June 29, 2011 

  • Homeownership Responsibilities

    While a person who rents a home may not have to be concerned with property taxes, homeownership involves the added responsibility of maintenance, taxes and water bills. Failing to pay these bills can put homeowners at serious financial risk if they are...
    By Finn Orfano June 29, 2011 
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