All About Title Insurance: A Guide for Home Buyers & Sellers

When you sit down at closing, you’ll see two title insurance line items on your cost sheet. The first one will say, “lender’s title insurance” and the second will say “homeowner’s title insurance.” This post will define what both types of title insurance are, will explain what they’re for and will explain who pays for what. 

Home Seller’s Guide: When & How to Use a Notice to Perform

Inspections, appraisals, and escrow deposits all have deadlines. Perhaps the most important deadline in your real estate agreement is your closing date. But what happens if a deadline comes and goes and your buyer doesn’t keep up their end of the deal? There’s a tool you can use called a notice to perform. Let’s take a look at […]

All About Escrow Fees: What They Are & Who Pays What

There are lots of costs and fees associated with buying or selling a home, and frankly, it can be confusing. What goes to who? Who pays what? What’s this or that fee for? Understanding what you’re paying for will help you feel more confident throughout your real estate transaction. Today, we’re going to take a look […]

Confused About Escrow? Here’s the Simple Version.

One of the most common questions we get from sellers who are listing FSBOs is, what’s the deal with escrow? Sellers often ask what’s involved, how long the process takes and what they can expect. This post will answer all those questions and more. Grab your pen and paper to take some notes, then read […]

Escrow Timeline: A Guide for California Home Sellers

Selling a home is a process made up of four basic steps; listing, accepting an offer, escrow and closing. This post is going to explain what escrow is, how it works and what you can expect to experience throughout the process. To start, let’s take a detailed look at where the word escrow comes from […]