The day has finally come to sign the closing documents for your new home. But wait, you need to find a reliable notary amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In a time where digitization is key, remote online notaries are now available for your closing document needs.
Real estate disputes can be confusing. There are a lot of regulations, rules, and laws that go along with these transactions and the resulting longstanding ownership. We take great pride in our property and home, and it can become quite messy when a dispute pops up.
Buying a piece of real estate is expensive. This is no secret. The property and structure of the new home come at great cost because they are also a great asset. The land on which the home sits will almost always appreciate in value over time. And the structure itself can also appreciate in value with the proper amount of maintenance, upkeep, and additions.
Purchasing a piece of real estate is going to involve the assistance of a lot of different types of professionals. Inspectors, realtors, attorneys — it can become a little overwhelming when you try to take it all in at once.
Closing on a piece of real estate can be an exciting, but lengthy process. There are a lot of important steps to take that can have long-term ramifications. And if any of these important steps either don’t go through correctly or don’t go through at all, the deal can fall apart.
Real estate can be a great investment, but it’s not without risk. Houses burn down. Floods do damage. Tenants refuse to pay. How can you protect your investment?
Perhaps you’ve decided to invest in residential real estate—a home, apartment, or duplex that you’re going to rent out instead of living in. While no one can guarantee success, here are five tips to secure your investment and prevent financial loss.
Birth and death certificates are vital documents that we don't think too much about until we are acquiring the rights of property ownership or trying to prove identity. As crucial as these documents are, they aren't without error. Instances have presented themselves where some of the information was incorrect. False information on a birth certificate could delay access to healthcare or education. Inaccurate information on a death certificate impedes the dividing of assets bequeathed by the deceased — importantly the financial and real estate holdings. Fortunately, major and minor amendments can be made with the support of an experienced attorney.
The closing process is one of the most important aspects of purchasing a new home. It's a life-changing event and if you're reading this because you're starting the process — congratulations! It's the final step of a long journey and comes with a variety of measures to make the entire transaction legal and usually ends with a set of new keys in your hand. The ceremony of events includes the signing of documents and payments. It can take quite some time. Each part is essential, and understanding what you are getting yourself into will make the entire process run a bit smoother. We've answered some of the most common questions about the closing process.
For many years, the U.S. housing market has been climbing at a steady pace. Recent reports are highlighting changes, and in 2018 the purchase and sale of homes has reached a peak. There are a few contributing factors to the plateau such as tariffs on building materials and mortgage rates. Specific pockets of the country are being hit harder than others. So, what does this mean for home buyers and sellers?