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Buying a Home Part 1


Buying a home is an exciting time, but the homebuying process can also be complex. Many factors affect how long the purchasing process actually takes, but there are a few steps that are universal in most home purchases:

  • Decide if you’re ready: determine your financial readiness and become a good mortgage candidate.
  • Get a pre-approval letter and set your budget: a preapproval letter tells sellers that a lender believes you qualify for a specific mortgage, thus speaking to your buying power.
  • Decide on a property: A real estate professional can help you narrow down potential properties after you determine your budget and what you really want in a home.
  • Make an offer: Your budget isn’t just about price; you can also negotiate necessary repairs, which party pays for closing costs and other items.

Buying a Home Part 2

What is Title Insurance

The Cost of Title Insurance

Types of Title Insurance

The Title Search Process

Common Title Problems

How to read a Commitment for Title Insurance

What is Escrow Part 1

What is Escrow Part 2

Good Faith Estimate

Understanding the HUD 1