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N agrees to purchase G’s property for $85,000. N deposits the purchase price with V, and G deposits a warranty deed for the property with V. V is instructed to record the deed in N’s favor when G shows good title to the property. V is also instructed to pay the purchase price, less some agreed pro-rations, to G when N has received the deed. This transaction is called

a. provisional sale
b. escrow
c. installment sale
d. option
b. escrow
At the closing, F’s attorney informed him that he would be giving credit to T, the buyer, for certain accrued items, These items represent

a. bills related to the real estate that have already been paid by the seller
b. bills related to the real estate that have not been paid as of the time of the closing
c. all of the seller’s outstanding bills
d. all of the buyers outstanding bills
b. bills related to the real estate that have not been paid as of the time of the closing
The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) applies to the activities of

a. licensed real estate brokers when selling commercial and office buildings
b. licensed securities salespeople when selling limited partnership interests
c. lenders financing the purchase of a borrower’s residence
d. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when purchasing residential mortgages
c. lenders financing the purchase of a borrower’s residence
The details of a sales transaction are always governed by

a. the wishes of the seller as expressed orally
b. the wishes of the buyer as expressed orally
c. the escrow instructions that both the seller and the buyer sign
d. the terms of the properly executed purchase contract
d. the terms of the properly executed purchase contract
At the closing, the real estate broker’s commission generally appears as a

a. credit to the seller
b. debit to the seller
c. credit to the buyer
d. debit to the buyer
b. debit to the seller
The condition of the seller’s title is generally determined from a

a. title commitment or title insurance policy
b. physical inspection of the property by the buyer
c. closing statement prepared by an escrow agent
d. escrow report prepared by an attorney
a. title commitment or title insurance policy
The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) provides that

a. all real estate purchasers must receive their closing statements
b. real estate advertisements must include the annual percentage rate, including all charges
c. the borrower must be given an estimate of the closing costs before the time of the closing
d. real estate syndicates must comply with the disclosure of “blue sky” laws
c. the borrower must be given an estimate of the closing costs before the time of the closing
The accrued interest on an assumed mortgage loan is entered on the closing statement as a

a. credit to the seller and a debit to the buyer
b. debit to the seller and a credit to the buyer
c. credit to both the seller and the buyer
d. debit to both the seller and the buyer
b. debit to the seller and a credit to the buyer
As provided in a valid purchase contract, the real estate transaction must be closed. This means all of the following EXCEPT that

a. the seller must clear the title so that the condition of the title complies with the terms of the contract
b. the purchaser must pay the balance of the purchase price to the seller
c. the broker must attend the closing to receive any commission
d. the seller must deliver the deed to the purchaser
c. the broker must attend the closing to receive any commission
The process by which expenses are handled at the settlement of a real estate transaction so that both the buyer and the seller pay their respective portions of the debts is called

a. assessment
b. pro-ration
c. balancing
d. reconciliation
b. pro-ration
The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) may apply to a loan assumption if the

a. terms of the assumed loan are modified by the lender
b. lender charges less than $50 for the assumption
c. buyer must be qualified by the lender for the assumption to occur
d. seller does not want to be liable for the loan in the future
a. terms of the assumed loan are modified by the lender
The principal balance on an assumed mortgage loan is entered on the closing statement as a

a. credit to the seller and a debit to the buyer
b. debit to the seller and a credit to the buyer
c. credit to both the seller and the buyer
d. debit to both the seller and the buyer
b. debit to the seller and a credit to the buyer
The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) is a regulation of the

a. state government
b. federal government
c. Department of Housing and Urban Development
d. Department of Veteran Affairs
b. federal government
Which of the following items is not usually prorated between the buyer and seller at closing

a. recording charges
b. real estate taxes
c. rents
d. utility bills
a. recording charges
The closing statement involves the debits and credits to the parties in the transaction. A debit is a(n)

a. refund
b. expense
c. adjustment for an expense paid outside of closing
d. pro-ration
b. expense
In a closing statement, an accrued item is a(n)

a. item paid in advance
b. item that is unpaid but is due
c. prepaid expense
d. pro-ration
b. item that is unpaid but is due
The real Estate Settlement Procedures Act requires

a. that the closing of a transaction be held within 90 days of the date of the sales contract
b. that the disclosure be made of all closing costs prior to the closing
c. the lender to disclose the annual percentage rate the borrower will be paying
d. that lenders follow certain advertising procedures when advertising credit
b. that the disclosure be made of all closing costs prior to the closing
All of the following are required by the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act EXCEPT

a. lenders must provide borrowers with a good faith estimate of closing costs
b. a uniform settlement form must be used at loan closings
c. the borrower may cancel the loan transaction within 5 days after settlement
d. no kickbacks may be paid to any party I connection with a loan transaction
c. the borrower may cancel the loan transaction within 5 days after settlement
An example of a kickback that is prohibited by RESPA is

a. a fee paid by Broker A to Broker B for referring a buyer to Broker A
b. a share of the commission paid by broker A to her salesperson
c. a fee paid by a surveyor to a broker for a lead on a property to be surveyed
d. a flower arrangement that a sales person sends to the buyer as a housewarming gift
c. a fee paid by a surveyor to a broker for a lead on a property to be surveyed
Services offered by computerized loan origination (CLO0 systems are permitted under RESPA as long as certain conditions are met. These conditions include all of the following EXCEPT

a. the broker may charge whatever fee the broker determines is fair for the service
b. the borrower must pay whatever fees are charged for the service
c. the mortgage broker may pay a referral fee for the mortgage loan
d. the broker is required to disclose the existence of the other loan products that are not part of the CLO
c. the mortgage broker may pay a referral fee for the mortgage loan
Real estate firms are often affiliated with title insurance companies or mortgage brokers. These business arrangements are permitted by RESPA as long as

a. consumers are unaware of these arrangements
b. consumers are required to use the services of the affiliated companies
c. the companies pay referral fees between them
d. the companies make a written disclosure of their relationship with one another
d. the companies make a written disclosure of their relationship with one another