FAQs for Homebuyers
Buying a home is an exciting, yet oftentimes stressful process filled with many new and unfamiliar experiences that spark many questions from homebuyers.
At New England Title and Escrow Services, we’ve overseen thousands of successful real estate transactions and guided many buyers through the process.
Here are some of common, and not so common, questions we’ve encountered that we thought were worthwhile sharing.
If you have a question not covered below, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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Buying a home is expensive enough! Do I really need to hire an attorney for my real estate closing?
What do I need to know about buying a home online, at an auction or in foreclosure?
We just put an offer in on our first home and were surprised to learn that not all of the appliances are included in the sale. Our realtor explained that only fixtures are included. What are fixtures?
We’re buying our first home and couldn’t be more excited, but who are all these people calling us and asking for information?
I built a shed last summer and discovered, after the fact, that half of it is on my neighbor’s lot. We’re good friends so he told me not to worry about it, but should I?
Help! I can’t find the original deed to my property. Do I need my original deed to sell my home?
I’m selling my home in Massachusetts and see a line item on my closing documents called an Excise Tax. What is this and why am I required to pay it?
We’re so excited! We just received notice from our bank that our mortgage has been paid in full. They sent us a Notice of Discharge. What is this and what should we do with it?
Are there programs to make home ownership more affordable?
Additionally, New England Title and Escrow Services is proud to offer the Hometown Heroes Appreciation Program, a unique program offering substantial discounts on closing costs as well as donating a portion of the proceeds of new and refinanced home loans of qualifying military, medical, fire, police and teaching professionals. Check out our Hometown Heroes Program page for more details.