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Friday, September 22, 2017

When to Call A Plumber

Plumbing is often a household chore that isn't thought about until it's obvious it needs to be done. Your basic homeowner can operate a plunger and some drain cleaner, but that's usually about as far ...  Read More

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

How to Handle A Home Left in A Trust

If you're lucky enough to inherit a house from my home trust it will no doubt be a tricky situation. No matter if it's from a parent, sibling, or other benefactor you will need to know the ins and ...  Read More

Closing Expectations for Sellers

When closing day finally arrives, all those involved in the sale and purchase of the property meet at the designated place or office to close the deal.  The seller can expect to sign just a few documents – the HUD-1 verifying the terms of the sale and notices of monies owed or due is the primary one of concern.  Your REALTOR should have already given you a preliminary copy of this document.  Therefore eliminating any surprises.  Other documents will be signed as well, but not nearly as many as the buyer, if a mortgage is involved. 

You may then turn over the keys to the buyer if arrangements have been made.  Please make sure you’ve contacted the utilities to arrange for a smooth transition between you and the buyer.