Hiring a Real Estate Attorney to Close on your Home

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A real estate attorney is an essential member of a home buyer’s team. Especially in today’s low inventory real estate market, having the best legal representation helps a buyer move from accepted offer to closing. Don’t Hire Just Any Lawyer All good agents and attorneys say the same thing – hire a lawyer who specializes in real estate law.  Some agents and builders may recommend NON-LAWYERS to do your closing such as a notary signing agents(NSA).  When a non lawyer conducts the closing  your questions regarding the paperwork CANNOT be answered nor can anyone give you legal advice in case of a problem. You have a right to an attorney at closing, do not let builders or agents convinces you…

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What is Homeowner Title Insurance?

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When it comes to real estate closings, most fees on the Settlement Statement are self-explanatory, but one question seems to arise from the buyer at most closings, “What is homeowner title insurance and why am I paying for it?” Title insurance is an agreement between the buyer and the title company to hold harmless the homebuyer in case of a loss/law suit caused by certain defects in the title, such as improperly recorded legal documents, Con-artist trying to sell a home they do not own, forged deeds or deeds by minors, errors in tax records or claims made against your home after the closing.  A focus of title insurance is to identify and correct potential issues in title prior to…

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Buying a Home: Do You Have a C.L.U.E.?

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You have just found your dream home, and being a smart homebuyer, you want to make sure there are no costly repairs or problems before you buy. Don’t forget the C.L.U.E report if you really want details of the house you are buying.

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Did you know homes sold in North Carolina are AS-IS?

All homes in North Carolina are sold AS-IS, yet many buyers and sellers are unaware of the clause in Realtor contracts. When purchasing a home make sure you understand, Due Diligence and its role in buying or selling a home

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Wedgewood North’s 25th Anniversary

What Can You Expect When Selling Your Home? Silly  items on your inspection report, that is what:   When your home was built, the real estate industry and buyers were significantly more practical when it came to the purchase of a home.  Everyone understood, if you purchased a home that was not new, you could expect a certain level of wear and tear.  Well those days are gone!  When you sell a home in Wedgewood North, here are items that can derail your sale and/or cause headaches for the new buyers and yourself: • Light bulbs that are not working:   Inspectors rarely test light bulbs and/or fixtures in 2017, if a light bulb is not working,  the inspection report will indicate to the…

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NorthStone Community and Country Club is turning 20!!

Northstone 20 Yer Anniversary

What Can You Expect When Selling Your Home? Silly  items on your inspection report, that is what!   When your home was built, the real estate industry and buyers were significantly more practical when it came to the purchase of a home.  Everyone understood if you purchased a home that was not new, you could expect a certain level of wear and tear.  Well those days are gone!  When you sell a home, here are items that can derail your sale and/or cause headaches for the new buyers and yourself: • Light bulbs that are not working:   Inspectors rarely test light bulbs and/or fixtures in 2017, if a light bulb is not working,  the inspection report will indicate to the new…

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1st time Home Buyers Guide

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Download your free first time home buyers guide developed for North Carolina and the Charlotte Region designed by Executive Sellers Realty

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Benefits of Buying a Home

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Congratulations, you are thinking about purchasing your first home. Many people reach this step; however, due to rumors or fear they never seem to complete the task of buying a home.

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Top 6 Real Estate Secrets

Real Estate Secrets

Real Estate:  Knowing the top 6 real estate secrets, will help you sell your house faster and allow you to get more value from the commission dollars you pay your agent. #1: Real Estate Open Houses Don’t Work. Open houses are a thing of the past. Years ago, when you wanted to sell your home, the only way that buyers could see the inside of your home was to be invited to view your home via an open house or making an appointment with the agent listing your home. Now, if a buyer wants to see your home, they can just go online, to any of a dozen sites, and see the inside of your home without ever having to…

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Commercial Lease, What you need to know

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As your business grows, you may start investigating moving your business from your home to a commercial space and with that comes the commercial lease. For many people this is a new experience and it differs significantly from renting a residential space, as a result, many first time commercial renters sign bad leases. In an effort to clear up the confusion, this article should help you make the right decisions. As always, please consult with a lawyer and/or your Realtor before signing any leases.

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Real Estate SCAM Alert

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The last few years have seen an explosion of fraudulent real estate transactions.  Potential buyers and renters lured by cheap rents or ownership, often jump at opportunities that are not legitimate.  Many homes advertised for sale or rent on Craigslist and other online  sources may not be real.  If the deal is too good to be true,  you are likely dealing with a con artist.  In order to protect yourself,  listed below are tips to help weed out the REAL vs.  FAKE.  If you follow these guidelines and trust your instincts you should be OK. 1)  If you are asked to send a security deposit to another country OR out of the state,  the deal is likely a Scam 2) …

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