Paving the way to a smooth
sure you get a good inspector -- Three out of four home buyers
hire an inspector to examine the house. They are wise to do so --
but an inspector won't check everything.
you need an attorney? -- Yes, when buying a for-sale-by-owner
and outs of title insurance -- Title insurance can protect you
insurance in place ahead of time -- After a disaster is a little
late to find out what is and what is not covered by your policy.
Everything you need to know about closing
the closing process -- Everything you need to know about the
big day -- the day you close on your new home.
you should know about escrow accounts -- These accounts frequently
protect both you and the lender from . . . you.
to the bottom of those closing costs -- Understanding the four
categories of closing costs and how to make sure you don't pay them
happens at closing? -- What you can expect at a real estate
closing, from setting the date to signing papers and potential last-minute
It ain't over until it's over
to avoid last-minute snafus -- Caught in a mortgage-closing
trap? We show you how you can step away from it.
good appraisals go bad -- What do you do when the appraisal
doesn't meet the sales price? It can happen, and it can foul up
between two houses -- There are ways
to handle either a gap in homeownership or an overlap in ownership.