What is Homeowners Insurance? Homeowners insurance is a specific type of insurance policy that protects homeowners against losses and damage caused by perils such as fires, storms, or burglary. It also covers legal costs if someone is injured in your[…]

Anyone who has sold real estate or obtained a mortgage in Florida has experienced the need to have a notary public acknowledge the execution of the deed or mortgage. For many, finding a qualified notary public can[…]

The word “homestead” may conjure up images of pioneers staking their claim on the open prairie, but for legal purposes, a homestead simply means a person’s primary residence.  The homestead exemption generally protects a primary residence from[…]

If you’re a homeowner and are thinking about moving, you may be wondering if you should look for a new home before selling yours or sell your home before you buy. Oftentimes, the timing in these situations[…]

The bill for closing costs is the final hurdle between home buyers and their new homes, and it can represent a surprising chunk of money. Closing fees run between 3% and 6% of the mortgage; that’s around[…]

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[…]