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Realities of Real Estate: Road to settlement may be bumpy

Whether you’re buying a house or selling a house, signing the contract is only the beginning of what can be a long and sometimes arduous journey to the settlement table. Normally, it all goes off without a hitch, and the typical real estate transaction can usually be completed in less than a month. But there are other times when the unexpected can pop up and threaten to derail even the best-laid plans.

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Realities of Real Estate: Don’t be addendumb on your contract

So, you’re out house shopping, you find your dream home and want to buy the place. What happens next? When you make an offer on a house, there’s a lot more involved than a hearty handshake. That may be a friendly gesture with the seller, but in real estate, nothing counts unless it’s in writing.

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