Closing Costs Close-Up

Closing costs are miscellaneous fees charged by those involved with the home sale (such as your lender for processing the loan, the title company for handling the paperwork, a land surveyor, local government offices for recording the deed,etc.).  The average closing costs percentage is usually about 2-5% of the purchase price (e.g., ~$4500 on a

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CRS, ABR and SRES – what do they mean?

Those designations after my name – Regina Acosta Tobin, CRS, ABR, SRES – they’re a good thing! The Certified Residential Specialist® (CRS) is the highest designation awarded in the residential sales field. Essentially, it’s like a Master Degree for real estate agents. CRS agents must meet stringent education and experience requirements. For buyers and sellers, that’s important —

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