Buying

July 27, 2017

How to Buy a Foreclosed House from Auction

How to Buy a Foreclosed House from Auction

Buying a foreclosed house on auction is a fantastic way to get a really good deal. In fact, many real estate investors use this method as a way to purchase a house to rent, sell, lease purchase option or live-in. You may find yourself a nice house to live in ...

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March 29, 2017

Understanding the Escrow Process

Understanding the Escrow Process

Escrow is a process where the Buyer and Seller create instructions and deposit documents and funds with a, neutral, third party until the instructions are fulfilled. In a real estate transaction, these instructions relate to the sale of a property. The Buyer doesn't pay a Seller directly for the property. The ...

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March 29, 2017

Understanding Title Insurance

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When a piece of real property is financed, purchased or sold, a record of that transaction is generally filed in public archives. Other events that may affect the ownership of a property are also documented and filed. These may include liens, levies, encumbrances, etc. When a Buyer purchases title insurance ...

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March 29, 2017

Title Insurance FAQs

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To help you understand how title insurance protects you and your property, here are common questions and answers regarding Title Insurance.

What is Title?

Title is your right to own or use your property. Title also establishes limitations, if any, to those rights.

What is a Title Search?

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March 29, 2017

Moving Checklist

Moving Checklist

Planning to move? Use this moving checklist provided by The Adair Real Estate Team.

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The Adair Real Estate Team

Picture of The Adair Real Estate Team who are Realtors in Coeur d'AleneThe Adair Real Estate Team is a team of real estate agents in Coeur d'Alene ID, brokered by Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty. We are full service Realtors ...

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March 29, 2017

Key Personnel in Real Estate

Key Personnel in Real Estate

Real Estate Agent
A Person with a state license to represent a Buyer or a Seller in a real estate transaction in exchange for a commission.

Buyer's Agent
An agent hired by the Buyer to find them a home that matches their needs and manage the transaction documents. Generally ...

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March 29, 2017

Understanding Closing Costs: Who Pays What

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This chart indicates who customarily pays what closing costs. Closing costs are not set in stone and not all listed below apply to every real estate transaction. You and your Realtor should discuss closing costs that relate to your specific transaction.

TYPE OF FINANCING

CASH

FHA

VA

CONV

1. Downpayment ...

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March 28, 2017

Terms to Know for Real Estate

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Amortized Loan: A loan that is paid off - both interest and principal - by regular payments that are equal or nearly equal.

Amendment: A change - to alter, add to, or correct - part of an agreement without changing the idea or essence.

Appraisal: An estimate of value of property resulting from analysis ...

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March 6, 2017

10 Common Title Problems

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Ever wonder why you need title insurance? Your home may be new for you, but every property has a history or prior ownership. Even New Construction. A thorough title search will help uncover title defects tied to you property. Subject to the terms of the policy, your title insurance can ...

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Jan. 29, 2017

How to Hire the Right Realtor when Buying a Home

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Step 3 in The Home Buying Process Blog Series

As a buyer most real estate services are FREE. Not many people know this. When buying a home, the home seller pays the agent(s) commission. With that said there is no reason for a buyer to not hire a real ...

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