Timely Tuesday Title Tips…Gimme Five…!!!


Ok it is Wednesday but here are Tuesdays title tips from Fran The Title Man but its worth the read.


From time to time I like to pass on some practical suggestions that we glean from seeing a number of Real Estate closings pass through our system…  

Keeping in mind ‘Real Estate is local’, and as such, real estate transactions are subject to local laws and customs…thus, practices may differ from region to region even within a State…!  

1. If you hire an attorney to guide you through a transaction, be sure to employ them BEFORE you sign any legal documents, especially an agreement of sale…!!!  ar12409282139862

2. Be prepared to document all funds required in a transaction…’mystery’ monies often will negate a transaction from closing…so providing bank statements detailing recent deposits will expedite greatly your closing time…!  

3. When shopping for a mortgage, please don’t use ‘quoted interest rates’ as the sole determinant of your final choice of lenders…interview loan officers until you find one you trust…then stick with him/her…!  

4. Select your own choice of settlement service providers…don’t buy into that ‘one stop shopping’ ploy…if someone wears more than one hat in a real estate transaction, chances are they have multiple agendas, which may not place you at the top of their ‘care list’…!  

5. In real estate transactions, where so much of your time and money are invested, there are no such thing as ‘dumb questions’…there are, however, ‘dumb answers’, so don’t be afraid to ask questions of the many real estate professionals involved in a typical real estate transaction…and don’t wait until the last minute…if something is bothering you that you don’t fully understand, raise a flag and get an answer…  

Finally, use these tips and be assured that in spite of what you may read or hear about real estate professionals, the majority are concerned consumers just like you and me…!!!



 brought to you buy Dee Dee Jones The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

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Contact me for all you real estate buying and selling needs in VA, DC, and MD. Need to find an agent in a different city- contact me and I can also help you relocate Nationwide! Let me give you the Red Carpet Treatment! I have been a Real Estate agent since 1996 previously licensed in California and Illinois, and currently licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. I am a mother of three and a Navy spouse, as your agent I am committed to exceeding your expectations. Whether you are a first time home buyer or some one who has bought and sold several homes I offer all my clients the benefits of professional customer service, industry experience, and innovative marketing. If you work with a church or non-profit group and would like me to host a home buying course. Please feel free to contact me! DeAndrea Dee Dee Jones Principal Broker DC, MD Realtor VA Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc HBM2, Inc. DJonesRealEstate.com

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