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Cash to Close: How Much Is Enough?

Cash to Close: How Much Is Enough?

When you buy a new home, realtors throw a lot of phrases around that are confusing. One of them is “Cash to Close.” Another is “Closing Costs.” It’s easy to think that these terms mean the same thing, but they don’t. So precisely what does “Cash to Close” include and...
3 Scenarios You Need A Real Estate Attorney

3 Scenarios You Need A Real Estate Attorney

Every state has its real estate laws and regulations that affect how you buy and sell houses. Some states require a lawyer while making real estate transactions. Texas does not require a lawyer, but real estate lawyers are far from obsolete. There are at least three...
Deed of Trust vs Mortgage

Deed of Trust vs Mortgage

The term “mortgage” is confusing because it can mean different things. Almost everyone who buys a home takes out a loan. Taking out a loan is the same thing as applying for a mortgage. But what is a Deed of Trust vs Mortgage? No matter where you live when you take out...