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The buying and borrowing transactions are handled simultaneously by a closer . She will take the down payment , typically in the form of a certified check from the buyer , and the check from the lender for the amount of the mortgage . She will then take title from the seller and re-register the property in the name of the buyer . Finally , she will hand over the monetary proceeds to the seller . If the parties want to make absolutely sure of the validity of the transaction , they will close in escrow . For most transactions , such a level of detail is not necessary .
It is said that the three basics of real estate are location , location , and location . That is true , all other things being equal . It means that you should not buy in a poor location . But it is also does not mean that you should necessarily “ pay up ” for the best . Just as with stocks you can make money from an expanding multiple ,as well as from rising rents . Some of the best multiple plays are in neighborhoods where the economies and the quality of the tenants is improving . These situations are most often found in large metropolitan areas like New York City .
The best deals can be obtained from motivated sellers , sometimes colloquially as “ don’t wanters .” Such a person may have recently gotten divorced (or married , or had a new child born ) , and no longer finds the house the right size . Otherwise , they might have been transferred or lost a job and want a house with lower payments . The classic case is someone on the brink of foreclosure . some investors check court records of divorces arrearages , and upcoming bankruptcy proceedings to find such people . Others will go to banks or savings and loans and ask to see a listing of the “ real estate owned ” (i.e. repossessed real estate ) . In the latter case , the bank may be holding property that it is willing to sell for a discount , because a down payment and part of the mortgage have been paid , rather than holding and managing the real estate .