When you begin your search for a new home, you’ll start hearing all kinds of new terms and language that you may not be familiar with. We’re here to help you understand the vocab and guide you through the process!
Preliminary evaluation stating how much a lender is willing to loan you for a new home
A new loan with new terms, interest rates, and monthly payments that completely replaces your current mortgage.
The rights of ownership recognized and protected by law. It is a combination of all elements that constitute the highest legal right to own, possess, use, control, enjoy, transfer and dispose of real estate
Document that conveys title of real property
Conditions of Sale
A condition that must be satisfied before a contract is binding. For example, an offer may be contingent upon buyer obtaining financing
Property is being sold in its existing condition with no obligation to the seller to make repairs or upgrades
Foreclosure vs. Short Sale
Legal process in which mortgaged property is sold to pay the loan of the defaulting borrower
Sale of a home for less than the balance remaining on the homeowner’s mortgage
Professional review of the property to determine it’s condition and any potential issues and problems
An estimate of the property’s value – typically requested through the buyer’s lender
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