Is Goldman Sachs a Real Estate Barometer?

It’s easy to get all hot under the collar when discussing Goldman Sachs. You remember Goldman, right? Back in 2006, the firm began to hedge its exposure to home loans and managed to get rid of all of its mortgages and mortgage-backed securities before the bottom fell out of the subprime market. As a result, …

Understand Settlement Costs in Video?

The Real Estate Confusion? The settlement process, from “who pays what”, to “why title insurance”, to “what documentation is needed where”, starts to become perplexing and profoundly unfamiliar.  Kind of like your first day in a Mandarin 101 class?  Well maybe not that tough but the settlement process has it’s own language. From HUD-1s, to …