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Stephanie Crawford

Agent

BROKER, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, GRI (12 years experience)

38 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

Advice

  • (83 Contributions,
  • 2 Best Answers,
  • 12 Helpful)

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What about purchase home in cash? I get beter price?and what about closing cost

Answer

Closing costs are significantly less when paying cash, but there are still costs involved - particularly if you still require title insurance or an appraisal. Those fees can be negotiable, but more areas have protocols that are normal and expected. They can very significantly from region to region. 

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Trying to figure out buying a first house, need some help!

Answer

You shouldn't focus on how much you can spend, but on the payment you can comfortably afford monthly based on your reserves.  You'll want to consult with a lender first thing. Here are [hotlink deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]

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How is home ownership transferred in Davidson County, Tennessee? Are Title Companies or Escrow Compa

Answer

Most people here close at title companies and the earnest money is typically held by the listing agent's brokerage. These title companies run the title search, issue the title insurance, and prepare the settlement statements. Attorneys are not required, but most title companies are owned by attorneys. Locally it is quite common for the buyer and the seller to close with different title companies. I'm a fan of Rudy Title and Escrow. 

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