As we show you in this video, an escrow account is an account, established by your lender, to set aside a portion of your monthly mortgage payment to cover annual charges for homeowner's insurance mortgage insurance (if applicable), and property taxes. Escrow accounts are a good idea because they assure money will always be available…Read more
What Are Real Estate Commissions?
Like the video says - real estate agents aren’t paid by the hour!They’re paid a percentage of the purchase price in a successful real estate transaction. When one agent represents the sellers and another represents the buyers the commission is typically split between them. In the US, real estate commissions are commonly 6% of the…Read more
What Makes Up Closing Costs?
What you’ll see in this video is, there may be closing costs customary or unique to a certain locality but closing costs are usually made up of the following: Attorney's or escrow fees (Yours and your lender's if applicable) Property taxes (to cover tax period to date) Interest (paid from date of closing to 30…Read more
What Do I Get At Closing?
For most real estate loans, you will receive a Closing Disclosure 3 business days before loan consummation – which frequently happens at the closing meeting. At the meeting itself you should receive a copy of your Mortgage Note – your obligation to repay- your Mortgage or Deed of Trust the binding Sales Contract and –…Read more