Issues Home Inspectors Look For

Issues Home Inspectors Look For

Home buyers will hear that it is essential to enlist the services of a home inspector — this crucial step, they’ll be told, prevents them from being met with nasty and costly surprised after they have already closed on the home. What can home inspectors see that...
3 Things You Should Know Before Opening Escrow

3 Things You Should Know Before Opening Escrow

Closing on a home can be intimidating as well as exciting. Before opening escrow, which exists to keep all parties’ funds safe, you should know that regulations vary from state to state. The escrow agent is a neutral party equally responsible to both sides. In some...
Who Pays Escrow Settlement Fees?

Who Pays Escrow Settlement Fees?

An escrow agent will hold the funds for a real estate transaction as a neutral third party until the conditions of the contract and sale have been fulfilled by both parties in full. These agents can be a person or an entity, and they function as a safeguard to protect...
Who Hires an Escrow Agent?

Who Hires an Escrow Agent?

In the process of a real estate sale, escrow agents are third parties, either an individual or an entity such as Vision Escrow Group, who are hired to keep the funds for sale of the property in trust until the transaction is finalized. This is in case of any...
Preparing Your Home to Sell

Preparing Your Home to Sell

Once you have decided to sell your home, there are steps you must take to ensure the process will be smooth from start to finish. A good real estate agent will walk you through each step, but preparing on your own before hiring one will also make life easier. The most...
What is Escrow?

What is Escrow?

When you sell or buy a home, near the end you will be caught up in escrow. It’s not as scary as it sounds. Escrow, in very simple terms, is this: a buyer gives a check to a third party (the escrow company) who holds the check until all the paperwork has been cleared...