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Contingency in the Real Estate Buying Process
December, 28 2018

Contingency in the Real Estate Buying Process

Every real estate purchase is made with the involvement of a real estate contract, also known in residential real estate [...]

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When a Real Estate Contract Becomes Binding
December, 27 2018

When a Real Estate Contract Becomes Binding

At Topouzis & Associates, P.C., we understand that, for many potential parties to a real estate transaction, the nature of [...]

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The Mortgage Commitment Letter—and its Expiration Date
December, 26 2018

The Mortgage Commitment Letter—and its Expiration Date

There are a number of steps to the real estate transaction process, which end with closing, which is where we [...]

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To Buy or Not to Buy: For Sale By Owner?
December, 25 2018

To Buy or Not to Buy: For Sale By Owner?

In the hunt for a home it is not uncommon for potential buyers to encounter a home that is for [...]

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Paying the Real Estate Agent—Whose Responsibility is It?
December, 24 2018

Paying the Real Estate Agent—Whose Responsibility is It?

Real estate agents in all three of the markets we serve—Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Florida—mention from time to time how [...]

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Whether or Not to Buy a Fixer-Upper Property
December, 21 2018

Whether or Not to Buy a Fixer-Upper Property

There are among the prospective buying set a certain subset of individuals who consider themselves handyman deal-hunters—those who will make [...]

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Where Prospective Buyers Sometimes Get it Wrong
December, 20 2018

Where Prospective Buyers Sometimes Get it Wrong

Every real estate transaction is in some ways unique—as unique as the personalities of the buyers and sellers—but there are [...]

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Getting Familiar with the Real Estate Purchase Agreement
December, 19 2018

Getting Familiar with the Real Estate Purchase Agreement

In every residential real estate transaction, before the parties can close they must enter into a real estate purchase agreement [...]

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Costs to Buy a Home Beyond the Down Payment—and Why They are Necessary
December, 18 2018

Costs to Buy a Home Beyond the Down Payment—and Why They Are Necessary

Prospective homebuyers are sometimes surprised by the costs and fees that must be paid in addition to the down payment [...]

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Considering the Investors-Only Short Sale
December, 17 2018

Considering the Investors-Only Short Sale

Occasionally one will encounter a listing labeled an “investors-only” short sale. This can at times turn prospective home-buyers away, believing [...]

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What are Short Sales and How do They Affect Title?
December, 14 2018

What are Short Sales and How do They Affect Title?

When a home goes through a short sale, it generally indicates hardship for those on the selling end of the [...]

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What Are Some Potential Delays to the Mortgage Closing Process?
December, 13 2018

What Are Some Potential Delays to the Mortgage Closing Process?

While it does take some time to close on a home under even standard circumstance.s—a scenario that we described in [...]

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