How Much Does Title Insurance Cost and Is It Required?

Published on September 28, 2021 by Mekaila Oaks When the seller accepts your offer, the closing process requires verification that the seller is the sole owner of the home’s title. This is called making sure you have a “clean title” and no one else has a legal claim...

What Is a Co-Op? The Pros and Cons of Housing Cooperatives

Published on October 1, 2021 by Mekaila Oaks Updated on October 6th, 2021 Investing in a housing cooperative can be a rewarding alternative to the traditional homebuying process. But buying a co-op comes with particular considerations and consequences.  This article...

Renovating A House Checklist: Where to Start

Published on October 13, 2021 by Ana de Guzman Home renovations provide homeowners with the opportunity to take their house and turn it into a home they’ve always dreamed of – all while increasing the home value.  And, with the change of seasons, maybe...

Is Earnest Money Refundable? Here’s What to Know

The earnest money deposit—the cash you as a buyer offer to essentially call dibs on real estate—is one of the most important and misunderstood parts of the home-buying process. Naturally, you probably have a few questions: When can the seller keep earnest...

7 Home Insurance Myths Debunked

Published on August 12, 2021 by Julia Weaver Updated on September 9th, 2021 You never know when a disaster will strike and damage your home – whether it be storm damage, fire damage, or a burglary. One way to ensure you have financial protection in case of...