I am 33 years old and I started in the title industry purely by mistake. I have been in the real estate world for about 11 years or so. I started my journey at a real estate[…]

As a home buyer, you’ll eventually reach a point where you have to make an offer on a house. The offer will be presented in the form of a purchase agreement, also known as a contract. This[…]

Negotiating your closing costs when buying a home could save you money. But how do you know which closing costs are negotiable and which aren’t? Average closing costs often range from 2% to 5% of the total loan amount,[…]

Pre-approval means the lender is confident you have the ability to make the necessary down payment and an income that can sufficiently cover your future mortgage payments. At this stage, only one concern remains: the lender needs[…]

If you own investment property and are thinking about selling it and buying another property, you should know about the 1031 tax-deferred exchange. This is a procedure that allows the owner of investment property to sell it[…]

Halloween is among us and there’s nothing scarier than the big pile of paperwork between you and your new home. But don’t fret, Expetitle is here to help you get familiar with the key documents you’ll be[…]

Remember when people used to think millennials would never buy homes? Well, surprise! Millennial homebuyers have passed up baby boomers and Gen Xers for the fifth year in a row. While I love seeing more and more[…]

You’ve finally found your dream home and you’re getting ready to make an offer. It’s an exciting time! Congratulations!   Before you submit your bid, it’s important to understand what an Earnest Money Deposit (EMD, or even[…]

Many first-time home buyers are surprised to discover just how many ways a home purchase can go wrong. More importantly, you have to make sure your loan is a sure thing in order to make the purchase[…]

The home-buying process is a high-stakes thrill ride full of exhilarating ups and downs, but unquestionably one of the most deflating moments is when the appraisal comes in significantly lower than the accepted offer. This is, to[…]