escrow

During your escrow process, you will be asked by your agent, lender and/or escrow officer how you plan to hold title.  There are several options for California residents.  Before you choose, it is best to confer with your expert advisors, including your attorney and accountant.  How you hold title can have significant implications on your estate (if your property transfers upon your death) and on your taxes.  
The common ways of holding title for co-owners includes (but is not limited...

This article was written by Stacey Lamirand.
Purchasing a home is a large investment and buyers are advised to do a careful investigation of the property.  There are six areas of potential trouble that should be thoroughly investigated by a licensed home inspector. Sometimes cracks, bulges and spots are an indication of trouble, sometimes they are not.  Better to be safe than sorry--hire a licensed contractor to inspect your property before you complete while you are in escrow.
1).  The...

Here is an article that Paula Siegel, a wrote, published in the For Buyers section.  It explains what happens from an escrow officer's point of view.  Of course, the Buyers will be conducting inspections and working with their lender or mortgage broker to obtain financing, too.  This article describes the escrow process

This entry was written by Paula Siegel, Escrow Officer with Fidelity National Title.  She can be reached at psiegel@fnf.com

You’ve done all the hard work – if you are the buyer, that means weekend drive bys, selecting a realtor and negotiating the financing. The sellers will also have selected a realtor, decided on the asking price and spent time preparing the property for sale. Suddenly your offer is accepted and you are in escrow! Congratulations! So what does that...

Most disclosure packages in San Francisco are prepared and presented to interested buyers so they can review these disclosures prior to writing an offer. There is a lot of important information in these packages, and although some of them look big and imposing (especially for some condominiums), it is important to read all of the documents. If you have any questions while you are reading, note them and be sure to discuss any questions or concerns with your agent.
Most of the documents fall...

Syndicate content