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What You Need To Know About Appraisals

If you are buying a home and need a mortgage, the lender will require a property appraisal — comparing the sales price you have negotiated to other comparable homes that have sold in the area. If you are thinking of buying a new home or refinancing your home, you will also need an appraisal. Here are some things you need to know: Who Pays For the Appraisal? If the buyer of your home needs ...
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Why There Is a Shortage of Real Estate Appraisers

Normally this is would be an article that we send out only to realtors to help them understand the mysterious third party that can make or break their deal, but after writing it we realized that this information can be useful for all sides of the transaction. For as long as we've been in the business we've found a reliable bunch of appraisers to work with that will usually get an appraisal to ...
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Five Things That Could Decrease The Value of Your Home

If you are thinking of selling your home somewhere down the road, there are a couple of things that the experts suggest that you NOT do because it could actually decrease the value of your home and make it less appealing to potential home buyers. I wanted to share some of them with you.   Bold Paint Colors: When buyers view your home, bold colors may stick out like a sore thumb and...
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