Entries by Gary Landau

More of Your Real Estate Questions Answered

  Question: My mortgage broker tells me there are many mortgage options. How do I know which to choose? Answer: In recent years there has been an explosion in the number of mortgage types available. You must work with a lender or mortgage broker to determine the loan that is best for you; however, there are some […]

Real Estate Questions Answered by Gary Landau

  Question: My real estate agent is urging me to use the title company she recommends. Is there a benefit – or a risk – in doing so? Answer:  Sometimes real estate agents push buyers to use a specific title company to handle the closing. Buyers often don’t know that many of these title companies are actually […]

More Real Estate Questions Answered

  Question: My recent closing on a home I was buying was scheduled for 5:00 pm. At 4:00 pm when my bank was closing for the day, I still did not know how much money I needed to bring. I was unnerved and furious. Why couldn’t my closing agent get me a figure hours, or even […]

Your Real Estate Questions Answered

    Question: I am selling my house and the closing is set for Friday afternoon. The buyers need to move out of their home Friday morning and want to move their things into my house before the closing.  Since we are closing that afternoon, it seems fine to me. Is there a downside? Answer: It is […]