Buying a Home in CaliforniaBy Rick Campbell
Buying a home in California is different. So what else is new? Isn't all of California different? Well, let's stay away from all that for the time being and only talk about the home buying process.
First of all, we don't use attorneys to consummate real estate sales, which is common practice on the East Coast. We do use something called escrow. After you've found the home and begun negotiations, you'll begin hearing about "opening escrow" and "closing escrow". We'll talk more about escrow further on.
Also, forget about having a final closing meeting. Very rarely do the buyers and sellers even meet each other.
- Real Estate Agents
- Finding the Right Home
- Making an Offer
- The Counter-Offer
- Opening Escrow
- Buyer's Inspections
- Title Report and Title Insurance
- Loan Approval
- Close of Escrow
- To Wrap up...