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Think surveys are too expensive?

July 19, 2021 8:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Sadly, we only see about 25% of owners purchasing a survey when the buy their home. Why? Surveys can run about $500-700 and there is a long wait for them to come in before closing. However, I cannot underestimate how important getting a survey is! Not only does it show you the boundary of your... View Article

Property Tax bills are just plain confusing

July 16, 2021 6:19 pm Published by 1 Comment

It’s true. One of the most contentious things I’ve seen happen in a closing is when the seller (typically an engineer) reads that North Carolina Property taxes are assessed by the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) but collects the bills on a calendar year (January 1 to December 31). (For the most recent... View Article

Choosing a closing date

July 16, 2021 6:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

So many people think that the end of the month is the best time to close because you will pay less money. I’m not really sure where this myth came from but I know it’s been around since at least the early 90s. I think it may have something to do with per diem interest.... View Article


July 13, 2021 6:49 pm Published by 1 Comment

Here’s just a little space where I like to “drop some knowledge” and share some of our experiences in the title and residential real estate world. We don’t do closings, but are right there with you when things go sideways. I’d like to share some of our stories so that you can avoid mistakes of... View Article