The Complete Guide to Your Real Estate Closing

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McGraw-Hill Companies,Incorporated, Aug 21, 2002 - Business & Economics - 300 pages
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The first simple guide to understanding the real estate closing process

Closing and escrow are among the most important­­and least understood­­components of a real estate transaction. The Complete Guide to Your Real Estate Closing takes the mystery out of the confusing, expensive process by giving real estate professionals, investors, and consumers a step-by-step explanation. In simple, everyday language, the book explains closing documents and paperwork, what to do when something goes wrong, mortgage options, how to save money on title insurance, problems that can occur on a title report,

and much more. With sample forms, work sheets, and more, this sophisticated but accessible book covers:

  • Insider tips on how to save money­­from a closing professional
  • Who does what: the real estate agent, lender, title company, closing officer, attorney
  • State-specific information for all 50 states

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Sandy Gadow is a nationally recognized expert on escrow and closing practices. A title and closing officer for over twenty-five years, Sandy has participated in thousands of real estate closings. She is also a licensed mortgage broker and real estate agent, and a writer, researcher, and analyst for the real estate industry. She operates the popular Web site and

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