If you’re buying or selling a home in Aspen, there are a lot of terms you’ll have to learn – especially if this is your first home.
Here’s what you need to know.
7 More Real Estate Terms You Need to Know
Earnest Money Deposit
An earnest money deposit – sometimes called a good faith deposit, is money you show the seller to let him or her know you’re serious about buying a home. You’ll get this money back to pay for closing costs, to contribute to your down payment or cover other expenses.
Equity is the difference between a home’s fair market value and the unpaid balance of the mortgage. If the home is worth more than you owe, you have equity in it. If it’s worth less, you have “negative equity.”
Escrow is an account set up by the lender or the broker to hold money until the transaction is complete.
A home warranty protects the home against future issues. Usually, this type of warranty requires the owner to pay a deductible toward repairs.
Interest is the cost the lender charges you for borrowing money.
The MLS is the multiple listing service, which is an organization that shares home sale information with its members.
A mortgage broker is an entity that brings borrowers and lenders together.
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