A final inspection of a property before it changes ownership.
Also known as a row house, generally refers to a type of dwelling having two floors, with the living area and kitchen on the first floor, and the bedrooms on the second. Town houses share [...]
An examination of the public records to determine whether the current title is clear or defective.
An insurance policy that protects against losses arising from title defects such as forged or misfiled documents.
To sell a home through negotiation with the bank or lender, who agrees to accept less than the full amount owed to satisfy the debt allowing the debt to be ‘paid off’, short. Short sales [...]
Short refinance is the replacement of a mortgage, usually with a reduced mortgage, when the borrower is already in default. This is done to transition the borrower to a more affordable payment structure. The lender [...]
A single-family mortgage that is 90 days or more past due, or a multifamily mortgage that is two months or more past due.
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Obtaining a new loan to pay off an existing loan. Refinancing is a popular practice when interest rates drop.