Homeowner Guide

Home Buyer Guide

Buying a home is a mix of emotions no matter if it’s your first or your fifth time. This guide will help you better understand the title and escrow part of buying a home, provide important information you need to know, and offer some handy tricks to keep in mind along the way. 

In this guide you will find information on:

  • What title and title insurance are
  • The difference between title and a deed
  • What escrow is and what an escrow holder cannot do
  • Who pays what when it comes to closing costs
  • How to read a preliminary title insurance report and what to look out for
  • Guidance on how to hold (i.e. vest) title
  • How to close successfully and without tax penalty
  • A moving checklist to best prepare yourself for the big day

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