Chapter 1 Housing & Human Needs

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Buying A Home
50 Lessons Over Easy
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FINANCIAL & LEGAL
MATTERS TO SETTLE WHEN
BUYING A HOME
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• Write “housing options” in the center of a piece
of paper. Add the following terms around the
edges: Condo, Single Family, Apartment,
Manufactured/Mobile home, Townhouse.
• Summarize what you know about each option, as
well as the advantages and disadvantages of each.
• Share answers in small groups.
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Assignment: Site Zone
• Students will take the handout and use the
crayons, markers, and/or map pencils
Public Areas = Green
Private Areas = Blue
Service Areas = Yellow
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Purchase Agreement
• A contract that is signed when both the buyer
and the seller have reached an agreement on the
house purchase.
• This contract should include the description of
the real estate, its location, the purchase price,
and the possession date.
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Abstract Title
• A title is the tight ownership of a particular piece
of property.
• An abstract title is a summary of the public
records relating to the ownership of a particular
piece of property.
• This document shows that the seller is the legal
owner of the home.
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Survey
• This document or map shows the
measurements and boundaries of the
property.
• It is often required by the lender
before they will lend money for the
real estate.
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Mortgage
• A lone for a home is called a mortgage.
• Most people have to loan money from a
lender to purchase a home.
• It is paid in monthly payments over a set
of several years.
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Appraisal
• An appraisal is the estimate of the
value of the real estate.
• Most lenders will require it before
getting a loan.
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Closing Cost
• These are fees that must be paid off before the
sale of the home is final.
• Closing costs can include: abstract of title,
survey, appraisal, recording the mortgage,
recording the deed, documentary stamps, escrow
fees and attorney’s fees.
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If you were single, just graduating from
college, would you rent or buy? In both
cases, what are the requirements? If you
had a small family, would you choose to
rent or buy and why? Why might people
choose to rent a home their entire life?
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Video: HGTV.COM
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RM 5-1…Hunting for Housing
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Video: HGTV.COM
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Assignment:
Buying or Renting
Activity C…Buying or Renting
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Guest Speaker
• Real Estate Agent
• Activity D: Real Estate
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