You learn a lot of new terms when you buy a house. One of those terms is “escrow,” and you’ll run into it twice: Once when you pay a deposit on the home you want to buy and again when you work with your lender.
You can learn everything you need to know on the Internet – including how to sell your home, right? From YouTube to how-to websites, there’s a wealth of information online to teach you how to do just about everything. Can a few hours spent reading
Easements and encroachments both involve use of one person’s land by another, but they’re not the same. An easement, as you learned here on the blog a couple of weeks ago, is an authorized right to use one person’s property that is granted to someone else.
You don’t have to get a survey done when you’re buying property, but having one done now can save you headaches down the road. A survey will tell you where the boundaries of the property are and whether anything is encroaching on your property –
Shopping for a new home is exciting! It’s fun to tour homes and dream about how your family could live there someday. But going house shopping isn’t the first step in the home-buying process, and starting there is a mistake many buyers – especially first-time
In everyday conversation, the word “tenant” usually refers to someone who is renting a property. In real estate, a “tenant” is an owner of a property. There are four common types of tenancy that you should know about if you’re buying a house: Sole Owner
As we discussed here on the blog last week, an easement is a general term for someone’s right to use a portion of your property for a specific purpose. One of the most common types of easement is a right of way. Right of way
You’re about to close on a new home – do you know whether there are any easements on the property? Generally, an easement is the right to use the property of another person. In most homeowners’ situations, an easement allows a neighbor to pass through
Last week, you learned that a deed is a document that transfers ownership of a property. Both the seller and the buyer will need to sign the deed, and it will be notarized and filed with the county where the property is located. There are
To transfer ownership of the property you’re buying, you and the seller will both need to sign a document called a deed. The deed must be notarized and filed with the county in which the property is located. A deed is a legal document that