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Buying a Home in Charlottesville – Title Insurance

Big thanks to Tim Kelsey with Boyle, Bain, Reback and Slayton in Charlottesville for dropping some title insurance knowledge and advice. I tell my clients that title insurance may seem to be worthless, but … if you end up having a claim against your property, the cost of title insurance will be far outweighed by the cost of hiring an attorney.

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When Buying a Home, Manage your Credit Wisely

But … apparently lenders wont’ have to run a second full credit check before closing on a mortgage : Despite earlier reports to the contrary, it turns out that your mortgage lender will not have to pull a second full credit report on you hours before closing on your home purchase or refinancing. In a clarification of a policy announced earlier this year, mortgage giant Fannie Mae now says that applicants will need to come clean about any debts they have incurred since they submitted their mortgage application — or debts they never disclosed on the application. But a formal pre-closing credit report will not be mandatory to confirm creditworthiness. The chances of everyone in the lending pipeline (underwriters) actually getting this memo: slim to none.

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