The Learning Center

California Natural Hazard Disclosure Report 101

SnapNHD is dedicated to providing home buyers and sellers with comprehensive natural hazard disclosure reports. In this post, you'll learn what a natural hazard disclosure (NHD) is, what the report covers, and what to look for. 

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10 Steps to Successfully Close Escrow

Wondering how escrow works and what's involved? You're in the right place! This post will explain what you can expect throughout each of the stages of escrow. The escrow process begins just after you accept an offer and ends when the buyer receives possession of the home. Let's take a look!

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Must-Have Escrow Checklist for Home Buyers

Closing escrow entails filling out and reviewing paperwork, scheduling appointments and staying on top of deadlines. With so many things at play, buyers usually find it extremely helpful to have a thorough checklist to help guide them through the process. Read on to see what you'll experience as you head into escrow and use this list as a resource to simplify the process!

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Must-Have Escrow Checklist for Home Sellers

The escrow process entails filling out and reviewing paperwork, scheduling appointments and staying on top of deadlines. With so many things at play, sellers usually find it extremely helpful to have a thorough checklist that helps guide them through the process. Read on to see what you'll experience as you head into escrow and use this list as a resource to simplify your home sale!

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Disclosing a Death on the Property

It may sound strange, or even unreasonable, but a death on a property is considered a material defect that must be disclosed to the buyer, according to many state laws. Read on to learn more about disclosing a death.

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How Long Does it Take to Close?

The time it takes to close can vary from a few days for all-cash buyers to a few weeks for buyers who need to obtain a loan… or longer, if the buyer isn’t ready to move. This post will explain what happens during the closing process and will explain several things that can impact your closing timeline.

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Mortgage Fees: Defined & Explained

As you likely know, there are a number of fees involved in a real estate transaction. Mortgage fees fall into that category. This post will explain what mortgage fees are, what they cover and who pays them. 

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How Does Escrow Work?

Wondering what escrow is, how it works, who is involved and what impact it has on your home sale? Read this for a short and sweet explanation.

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Escrow Fees: Defined & Explained

As you've probably figured out, there are a number of fees involved in a real estate sale - one of which is the escrow fee. This post will explain what an escrow fee is, what it costs and who pays for it. 

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Home Appraisal Fees: Defined & Explained

During escrow, after the home inspection has been completed and the buyers have received conditional loan approval, there's usually an appraisal conducted to determine the value of the property being sold. Read on to learn what's involved in an appraisal and what it costs. Read More