Category Archives: Buyers

Home Inspection, what to expect.

Now that the seller has accepted your offer you have a contractually agreed upon timeline to remove your home inspection and other contingencies. The California Residential Purchase Agreement stipulates that the house you bought is sold in “AS IS” condition. In other words you accept the house in its current condition at the time of…

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Purchasing A Home; Make it a Stand Out Offer

It’s a mad, mad world in the Orange County real estate market right now, particularly if you are attempting to purchase a home. A lack of inventory has produced a spike in multiple offers. How can you possibly differentiate your offer from the other bids the seller will be considering? First, have your Realtor contact…

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Termite and Pest Inspection

As part of your offer, you may require a termite and pest inspection. This company not only inspects for termite damage and pest infestations, but also inspects for dry rot and water damage, among other things. The company that performs the inspection is important to you as a buyer, because you want to be sure…

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Title Insurance

  Title insurance is important because, by providing you with an Owners Policy, they insure that you have clear title to the property. If there are any problems later, you can always go back to the title insurance company and have them clear it up. Since it is customary for the seller to pay for…

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Escrow and Settlement

  For example, you are going to need an escrow or settlement company to act as an “independent third party” between you and the seller. Without having a third party involved, how do you know that when you fork over the money, you are going to get the deed? This is the type of service…

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You and the Seller Must Agree

Buying a Fountain Valley home does not occur in a vacuum, involving only you and the seller. There are all kinds of people and services involved behind the scenes to make it happen. Since some of these services affect both you and the seller, there will have to be an agreement on which companies you…

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