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What to expect at closing

You've survived house hunting and the bidding and negotiating on your new home, and now it's time to make it yours. But to do so, you have to sit down with various people, which may include the seller, your real estate agent, title and mortgage company officials...

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Buyer's remorse

Buyer's remorse -- we've all experienced it as some point in our lives. That's when you think you've found exactly what you want -- whether it's a home, a car or a new piece of furniture -- but once it's yours, you second guess yourself. Did I really make...

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Everything you need to know about deeds

For the home buyer, the deed is the heart of the real estate transaction. Your real estate contract will specify the terms of the sale, but it's actually the signed deed that will transfer ownership -- called "title" -- of the home from the home seller to...

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Things not to do before closing escrow

You're about to buy a home, and are now "in escrow," the homestretch of the home-sale process. During this period, you as the buyer will provide the needed funds for the home (most likely from your lender and with your down payment), the owner will transfer...

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Calculating closing costs

One of the most confusing things about the process of closing on a home is the variety of closing costs. The costs can include points, financing costs, title insurance and taxes. These costs can vary across the U.S., can vary by lender, and can also be higher...

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