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How to Calculate Escrow

How to Calculate Escrow

The process of buying a house is stressful for most people. It requires paperwork and large sums of money to cover expenses like the downpayment and closing costs, not to mention packing up and moving everything you own. Getting a mortgage also involves some new...

Benefits of Having a Business Escrow

Benefits of Having a Business Escrow

You took the time to grow your business, nurture it, and now you’re prepared for the next step. Are you ready to sell your business? Before the sale, you’ll need to make sure you’re armed with as much knowledge as possible to protect your investment. One way of doing...

Key Points to Sell a Floating Home

Key Points to Sell a Floating Home

Floating homes are quickly gaining in popularity, and there are good reasons why. Homebuyers want a new experience, and the status quo simply isn’t enough for them. Floating homes are something a little bit different, plus they have benefits, such as greater energy...

What to Consider When Buying a Floating Home

What to Consider When Buying a Floating Home

Tiny living has turned into a movement that’s not going away any time soon. From the curious to the quaint, people are taking up residence in yurts, and converted grain silos, and even trees. Really, it’s no surprise floating homes have become so popular. If you’re...

Quick Tips for Real Estate Agents

Quick Tips for Real Estate Agents

Working in real estate is a high-pressure career, but it’s not without its perks. Who wouldn’t want to set their own schedule, and make good money while helping people? So what separates top real estate agents from the competition? Whether you’re thinking about...

3 Things to Know About REO Properties

3 Things to Know About REO Properties

Home foreclosures are not uncommon in our economic market, but when a foreclosure sale is unsuccessful, the bank retains ownership. These properties are “real estate owned,” or REO properties. However, lenders don’t want the added responsibility of upkeep and...

What Sellers Need to Know About Closing Day

What Sellers Need to Know About Closing Day

What is closing on a house? Closing day is a meeting that finalizes a real estate transaction. It officially transfers ownership of the home over to the buyer, and the seller receives payment for the sale. But before this can occur the buyer and seller need to go...

Should You Use Escrow When Buying a Car?

Should You Use Escrow When Buying a Car?

Escrow services aren’t just for new homeowners. An escrow account protects both people involved in a financial agreement. So do you need escrow when buying a car? Not if you’re driving it right off the lot. But if you’re buying a car from a stranger, an auction site,...

How to Spot a Real Estate Scam

How to Spot a Real Estate Scam

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for home buyers to get caught up in a real estate scam. Thousands of victims have reported housing fraud to the FBI via their Internet Crime Complaint Center. Get savvy about the telltale signs. Here are five common real estate scams...