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Whether you're purchasing your first home or your fifth, knowing what to expect when you close on your new house can reduce the anxiety that can come with the homebuying process. If you’ve done your homework and understand the costs associated with buying and protecting your home, it will not only ease your stress — it can also save you money.

At Home Closing 101 you will find the information you need to prepare yourself for closing day. By becoming familiar with topics such as title insurance, escrow fees and closing costs — when the time comes to sign on the dotted line, there won’t be any unwelcome surprises. Instead of worrying, you can focus on the more important things . . . like who to invite to your house warming party.

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