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Resources for Buyers and Sellers

Buying or selling a home is not easy. There are a lot of steps you must take to ensure your home purchase is a success. However, if you have the right people working for you, the home buying and selling process can be a very rewarding experience. With SETCO, you can relax.

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Selling Your Home: Can You Really DIY?


For sale by owner. One sees that sign far less often than you’d expect to. In this modern day and age, many people take tasks that were previously only done by experts (such as travel planning and creating legal documents) into their own hands. Yet people still rely heavily on realtors to sell their houses. Why is that?

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Don't Get Stuck in a Housing Trap


The idiom definition of “Be Careful what you wish for” is “If you get things that you desire, there may be unforeseen and unpleasant consequences.”  While this is not always true, unfortunately for James R. Williams of Cincinnati, OH, this turned out to be the case.

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Title Insurance: What it is and Why You Need it


When you buy a piece of land, you don't get handed the piece of land -- you are given title. Title is the owner's right to possess and use the property. How a home is titled can vary. For example, title might be held as tenants in common, as joint tenants, there may be a right of survivorship, or there might be a life estate in the home.

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Closing Resource Center

HUD/Census Bureau Releases Limited 2017 AHS Data

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development released summary tables and microdata this week from the 2017 American Housing Survey. Commonly referred to as the AHS, this survey is a biennial look at in-depth information across many aspects of housing in the United States.

Increase Curb Appeal on the Cheap

Author J. K. Rowling says “A good first impression can work wonders.” Robert Cheese, athlete and motivational speaker is fond of saying “Go out of your way to make an outstanding first impression.” When you are trying to sell your home, you want to work wonders with the curbside appeal of your home, because if […]

Paper Trail: What Mortgage Documents Do You Really Need?

If you’re like most people, you have folders stuffed full of papers you don’t need, drawers overflowing with receipts, boxes with old files you’re hanging on to, just in case. Life generates a lot of paperwork, and one of the things that generates the most documents is closing on a mortgage. There are certainly some […]

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