Showing posts from October, 2019

How to Pick Your Battles After a Home Inspection

Congratulations! You found a wonderful home, and the sellers have accepted your offer. One of the next important steps in your home buying process will be scheduling a home inspection. Home inspectors go into great detail about every flaw and potential issue they find in the home so that you know what you're getting into and can negotiate repairs with the seller. 
As the best title company at the Lake of the Ozarks, Arrowhead Title has a team of real estate transaction experts that know inspection reports can seem intimidating. Your perfect home can suddenly seem like a dump as you look through descriptions and sometimes even pictures of stains, damage, and potential safety risks in the home. Read on to learn how to navigate your inspection report so you know which repairs to fight for, and which are better to do on your own once the sale is final.

Structural Issues vs. Aesthetics
Some loan agencies require that all structural concerns be addressed before they will release the mo…

What Steps Should You Take After You Sell Your Home?

Congratulations, you've sold your home! Now what?

There are a few more steps you will want to take to help ensure a smooth transition. As experts in real estate transactions at the Lake of the Ozarks, Arrowhead Title is here to help! We have several important steps to share with you on what to do after you've signed the papers to sell your home. Read on to learn more, and give us a call to ask any questions you may have.

Cancel Home Insurance
Call your home insurance agent and cancel the policy on your previous home. Even if you've used the same agent for your new home, they will need an official cancellation for your previous home owner's policy. You may have a pro-rated amount returned to you as well.
Closing Escrow
Your escrow account on your old home will likely have an amount remaining in it. 15-30 business days after your payoff date, these funds should be refunded to you. We are escrow experts at the Lake of the Ozarks, so give us a call if you're wondering …