Amitree Home Buyer's Guide

The Amitree Home Buyer's Guide has been built to help you through your homebuying process. Browse or search the articles below to learn more about all the various aspects of buying your home.

Glossary

Acceptance (of a contract)
Act of sale
Appraisal
Appraisal Contingency
Appraisal Contingency Date
Appraisal Deadline
Appraisal Objection Deadline
Asbestos Inspection
Attorney Review
Attorney Review State
Broker
Buried Oil Tank (heating)
Certificate of Occupancy
Cesspool Inspection
Chimney Inspection
Closing
Closing Agent
Closing Costs
Credits
Deposit
Disclosure Package
Disclosures
Downpayment
Drywall Inspection
Due Diligence
Due Diligence Deadline
Due Diligence Documents (Colorado-specific)
Due Diligence Documents Objection Deadline (Colorado-specific)
Due Diligence Fee
Earnest Money
Easement
Effective Date
Engineer's Inspection
Escrow Agent
Escrow Process
Escrow State
Fee Simple
Final Inspection
Finalized (referring to a contract)
Final Walkthrough
Financing Contingency
Financing Deadline
Flood Insurance
Flood Search
Flow-Factor Appeal
General Contractor Inspection
General Contractor Inspector
Gift Letters
Good Faith Deposit
Good Faith Estimate (GFE)
Hazard Insurance
Home Inspection
Home Inspector
Homeowners' Insurance
Home Warranty
HUD-1
Inspection
Inspection and Report Period (Virginia-specific)
Inspection Contingency
Inspection Contingency Date
Inspection Objection
Inspection Objection Deadline
Inspection Period
Inspection Resolution Deadline
Lead Paint Inspection
Leasehold
Lender
Loan and Insurance Contingency
Loan Application
Loan Commitment Letter
Loan Commitment Period (Florida-specific)
Loan Contingency
Loan Contingency Date
Loan Objection Deadline
Loan Officer
Mold Inspection
Mortgage Bank
Mortgage Broker
Mortgage Commitment Date
Mortgage Contingency
Option Period (Texas specific)
Personal Financial Disclosures
Pest Inspection
Pre-Approval (of a borrower)
Pre-Approval (of a loan application)
Pre-Qualification
Proof of Homeowners' Insurance
Property Insurance Objection Deadline
Property Survey
Radon Inspection
Ratification (of a contract)
Real Estate Attorney
Recordation
Repair Limit
Request for Title Commitment
Residential Service Contract
Roof Inspection
Septic Certification
Settlement
Settlement Agent
Settlement Date
Sewer Inspection
Smoke Detector Certification
Staking (of a property)
Termination Right
Termite Bond Contract
Termite Inspection
Time Reference Date
Title Commitment
Title Company
Title Insurance
Title Search
Water Rights
Well Test

Home buying process by state

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