Insurance coverage that in the event of physical damage to a property from fire, wind, vandalism,
or other hazards.
A mortgage loan, usually in second position, that allows the borrower to obtain cash
drawn against the equity of his home, up to a predetermined amount.
A thorough inspection by a professional that evaluates the structural and mechanical condition
of a property. A satisfactory home inspection is often included as a contingency by
A nonprofit association that manages the common areas of a planned unit development
(PUD) or condominium project. In a condominium project, it has no ownership interest
in the common elements. In a PUD project, it holds title to the common elements.
An insurance policy that combines personal liability insurance and hazard insurance
coverage for a dwelling and its contents.
A type of insurance often purchased by homebuyers that will cover repairs to certain
items, such as heating or air conditioning, should they break down within the coverage
period. The buyer often requests the seller to pay for this coverage as a condition
of the sale, but either party can pay.
A document that provides an itemized listing of the funds that were paid at closing.
Items that appear on the statement include real estate commissions, loan fees, points,
and initial escrow (impound) amounts. Each type of expense goes on a specific numbered
line on the sheet. The totals at the bottom of the HUD-1 statement define the seller's
net proceeds and the buyer's net payment at closing. It is called a HUD1 because
the form is printed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The HUD1
statement is also known as the "closing statement" or "settlement sheet."