Every year, we look back to see what the Top 10 Posts of the year were for the website. Some stalwarts always remain, but the old make way for the new and this year, we find quite a few newer posts making the list of the Top 10 Posts at Kimberly Howell Properties for 2016. We encourage you to read some of the posts you may have missed and let us know what your favorite posts were – both on this list and off. Drop by in the comments below or head over to the Kimberly Howell Properties Facebook Page and leave a comment there. In the meantime, we’ll continue seeking out great topics and writing all about real estate in San Antonio and surrounding areas. See you soon…
Top 10 Posts in 2016
#10 – Construction Loans, Lot Loans, and Interim Loans – Written by agent Linda Mosse, this post first appeared back in 2013, but continues to be one that people turn to when they need information about lot, interim, or construction loans.
#9 – Title Commitment vs. Title Policy – Which One is Which? – We found that many people didn’t know the difference between a title policy and a title commitment, so we decided to provide some information on both to help.
#8 – Closing on a Home While You’re Out of Town? – What do you do when the boss tells you that you need to be out of town on the day your home is going to close? This post gives you the answers.
#7 – Buyer Representation Agreement: A Closer Look at Contracts – An older post about the Buyer Representation Agreement, this post helped start our regular feature of breaking down some of the forms we use in real estate to help you understand them before you’re sitting in front of one with a pen in your hand.
#6 – Who Pays For the Survey? – In a residential contract, there are several choices as to who pays for the survey, but there are also some performance items that are tied into some of these…miss a timeline and the survey may be paid for by someone other than who you expected.
#5 – The Option Period: Termination and Timelines – The option period is easily one of the greatest tools for a buyer in a real estate contract and with this post, we show you how it all works.
#4 – Third Party Financing Addendum for Credit Approval – Real Estate Contracts – We have written a newer version of this post, but this one remains popular. It now contains a link to the newer post so that you’re getting the most up to date information.
#3 – Flood Zones and FEMA Mapping – No one likes to hear the dreaded words “flood zone,” but they do exist here in San Antonio and you need to be aware of them and what they mean for you.
#2 – What’s a T-47 and Why Do I Need One? – The T-47 is probably the most misunderstood form in real estate. We break down the form and why it’s used in this post from earlier this year.
#1 – What If Your Property Survey is Incorrect? – This one generated a lot of discussion in the comments and it appears that incorrect surveys are more common than you would think. Know what to do if you suspect your survey is wrong and how you can go about getting it corrected.
So there it is, this year’s Top 10 Posts list. What would you have put on it? What were your favorites? What posts will come along next year to compete with these articles? You’ll have to stick around to find out…
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