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I tell my Buyers that Title Insurance is the best insurance policy you can buy. You only pay for it once and it protects you from a wide variety of possible ills.  1. Property Titles: First, Title Insurance protects you from human error.  Titles to property were kept in book form for most of the ...
"Why didn't my assessed value go down this past year?"  Many people may be asking this question in the Omaha area this June.  There was an article in the Sunday World-Herald this week about home valuations.  Here is the link for the entire article: Assessed values ...
An escrow officer is someone who handles all the money, which makes certain the title of the home is clear and gets you to the closing table on time. It is vital that the Buyer chooses a great escrow company.  Here are three things to consider when making your selection:   Reputation/Reliability:...
"My Uncle is in construction and I want him to do our home inspection.  We're watching our up-front expenses and he won't charge us."  If I had a nickel for every time a Buyer said that to me I'd be a rich woman.  I can't emphasize enough the importance of hiring a professional home inspector whe...
You have found a house you really want. Now it's time to make an offer. Good for you! But heed this warning: Be sure you're serious - it will cost you plenty!  Here are 7 things you should consider before submitting an offer to a Seller. Ask your Realtor to make an analysis of what "like" houses ...

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