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Posted by Jon Crandall on 8/6/2020


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There are a variety of different terms that you must become familiar with as you purchase a new home. You have to pay an application fee, underwriting fees, titles fees and more. But one that seems to leave many buyers scratching their heads is the recording fee. A recording fee is a normal part of the closing costs due when purchasing a home and may be paid by you or the seller.

What is a Recording Fee?

Recording fees are charged by a government agency whenever you need to register or record a real estate purchase. These fees allow the purchase to become part of the public record and are typically charged by the county in which the home was purchased, as this is where all records of property purchases and sales are maintained. Recording fees can vary greatly from county to county.

How Are Recording Fees Determined?

Different agencies can issue their own guideline for submitting documents and recording fees based on each document type. While the recording fee may be $10 in one county, it could be $16 in another neighboring area. Some agencies may charge a recording fee based on the size of the document submitted. For example, you may be charged $30 for the first page of the document, plus an additional $3 for each page that follows. In addition to the title for a property, your local county will also record any mortgages and liens against your home. Therefore, the final cost of recording fees required by the county will depend on the type and overall complexity of the real estate deal.

When a property is sold, a recording fee is usually included as part of the closing costs. Depending on how the sale of your home is structured, these closing costs may be the responsibility of the seller, or they could fall on you to cover before you get the keys. However, it is very common for the buyer to pay for the recording fees so their new mortgage and deed can be entered into the legal records.

Try Not to Stress Over Closing Costs

If you’re having a conversation about closing costs, that means you’re close to finally owning your new home. There are many costs associated with purchasing a home, but at the end of the day, a recording fee shouldn’t be something to be too stressed over.




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Posted by Jon Crandall on 8/4/2020

Wow! Wonderful expansive ranch in Great Commuter location, only 5 minutes from route 3, This spacious home boasts an Award Winning Kitchen by G.M. Roth Kitchens, featuring Stainless Steel appliances, Double Oven, Cherry Cabinets with glass doors on cabinet tops, Cooktop, Granite countertop and tiled floor & more, Must be seen, The formal dining room is a great size for amazing dinner parties and family gatherings and has a fireplace! The oversize family room warm pine flooring features a King Rumsford size Cobblestone Fireplace and leads to the cathedral year round Sun Room with gas fireplace, The Master bedroom is also very large and has beautiful yellow pine floors, two closets and a full bath with brand new shower stall, Through the Master closet you enter the Family room/office/or potenttial aupair suite, there is also a wet bar area that is roughed in as a future full bath, Plus 3 bedrooms all with hardwood flooring, Oversize 2 car garage w/3 doors and storage bay, New Septic Plus

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Posted by Jon Crandall on 8/4/2020


446 Forest Street, Dunstable, MA 01827

Single-Family

$549,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Exceptional expanded 4 br ranch in great commuter location offers tons of flexibility for the family wanting an A+ school or the folks who love to entertain. Home is situated on a level lot with large front and back yards that offer safety for young ones to play or hosting BBQs. This spacious home boasts a GM Roth award winning kitchen featuring high end stainless steel appliances, double convection ovens, Wolf cooktop; cherry, granite, and tile. Entertainers will love dining next to the bay window and brick fireplace, gathering in the front to back family room with warm pine floors and remarkable rustic cobblestone fireplace, or peaceful 4 season sunroom. Massive master suite with large bedroom with beautiful wide pine floors and a full bath also has a bonus room with limitless potential as an office, nursery, or gym; convert the wet bar to a laundry or extra bathroom to turn it into an in-law with it's own entrance. A 2 car garage w/ storage bay, new septic, and much more await.
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Posted by Jon Crandall on 8/1/2020


446 Forest Street, Dunstable, MA 01827

Single-Family

$549,900
Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Wow! Wonderful expansive ranch in Great Commuter location, only 5 minutes from route 3, This spacious home boasts an Award Winning Kitchen by G.M. Roth Kitchens, featuring Stainless Steel appliances, Double Oven, Cherry Cabinets with glass doors on cabinet tops, Cooktop, Granite countertop and tiled floor & more, Must be seen, The formal dining room is a great size for amazing dinner parties and family gatherings and has a fireplace! The oversize family room warm pine flooring features a King Rumsford size Cobblestone Fireplace and leads to the cathedral year round Sun Room with gas fireplace, The Master bedroom is also very large and has beautiful yellow pine floors, two closets and a full bath with brand new shower stall, Through the Master closet you enter the Family room/office/or potenttial aupair suite, there is also a wet bar area that is roughed in as a future full bath, Plus 3 bedrooms all with hardwood flooring, Oversize 2 car garage w/3 doors and storage bay, New Septic Plus
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Posted by Jon Crandall on 7/30/2020

A home inspection may prove to be exceedingly valuable, particularly for a homebuyer who is on the fence about whether to purchase a particular house. In fact, a house inspection may raise a number of questions that a buyer will need to consider to make an informed decision about whether to proceed with a home purchase.

Some of the key questions that a homebuyer needs to consider after a house inspection include:

1. What do the inspection results reveal about the overall condition of a house?

A home inspection represents a learning opportunity for a buyer. After the evaluation is finished, a buyer will receive a report that outlines a home inspector's findings. This report usually is available within 24 to 48 hours of an inspection and can make a world of difference to any buyer, at any time.

As a homebuyer, it is essential to review the results of a home inspection closely. That way, you can learn about any underlying issues with a home and map out the best course of action.

If you find that a home has a variety of problems, you may want to ask a seller to complete myriad house repairs before you finalize your home purchase. Or, if you are satisfied with a home after an inspection, you may want to continue with your house purchase.

Keep in mind that you can always walk away from a home sale after an inspection too. In this scenario, you can simply reenter the housing market and continue your search for your dream residence.

2. After reviewing the home inspection results, am I comfortable with a house?

Oftentimes, it helps to consider the prices of possible home repairs after you complete an inspection. If you analyze these potential costs and find they exceed your budget, you should plan accordingly.

Home repairs sometimes can be expensive and time-consuming. As such, if you are uncomfortable completing a broad assortment of home repairs on your own, you'll want to account for these repairs as you decide how to proceed with a house following an inspection.

3. Is a house a viable long-term investment?

The decision to purchase a home is a life-changing choice. Therefore, you should consider the results of a home inspection to ensure you can maximize the value of this potential long-term investment.

Remember, a home inspection gives you an opportunity to assess any structural issues with a house prior to finalizing a house purchase. If you have any concerns about a possible home purchase following an inspection, you should address these concerns before you complete your transaction.

When it comes to conducting a home inspection and reviewing the assessment results, it generally is a good idea to work with a real estate agent. This housing market professional can help you find an expert home inspector to analyze a residence both inside and out. Plus, a real estate agent will offer tips about what to do following an inspection and ensure you can achieve the best-possible results throughout the homebuying journey.




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