sgWhether you’re a first-time homebuyer, an experienced investor, or a real estate professional, will give you comprehensive and easy-to-understand information you can use to help successfully open–and close–your real estate deal. is a one-stop resource to help simplify your real estate transaction–from the Purchase Agreement, Contingencies and Inspections, Mortgages, Closing Costs, Title Insurance, Liens and Easements, Holding Title, and Taxes, to the steps necessary for a stress-free closing.

Sandy is a freelance reporter and columnist for The Washington Post, and covers current real estate topics and offers practical advice every homeowner can use. With over 20 years experience in real estate, Sandy is a former escrow and title officer, an author, and a licensed sales associate. Sandy is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Editors, the National Association of Realtors, and serves on the advisory council for the Escrow Career Center.

Her best-selling book, The Complete Guide to Your Real Estate Closing is considered “the bible of escrow” and is used nationwide as an essential guide to closing a real estate transaction. Written for the layperson but detailed enough for the experienced professional, it contains sample forms and instructions in a step-by-step format everyone can understand.

From negotiating the Purchase Agreement to signing the Closing Documents, gives you the resources and easy-to-follow advice you need to make sure your purchase or sale goes smoothly–and hopefully save you money in the process.

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A Foreign Buyer Brings Complications to a Real Estate Deal

If you find a foreign buyer for your property, you may be concerned that selling to a non-U.S. citizen might complicate the closing process. Will additional paperwork be required? Will there be problems with clearing the buyer’s funds? Are there unusual challenges if the potential buyer intends to obtain a mortgage?

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