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As home prices continue to rise and inventory levels stay low, our current seller’s market signals stronger competition with more buyers fighting for fewer homes. In this scenario, making a perfect offer is key to securing a house. So what factors make your offer stand out from the rest? Cash Offers Rule If you can … Continue reading How to Make Your Offer Stand Out


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If you are a first-time homebuyer, you might think that the price tag on the home is the only cost involved for a mortgage. However, there are other expenses that might catch you off guard. If you’re shopping for your first house, prepare for these additional, and often unexpected, homebuying costs. Home Inspections After your … Continue reading 3 Hidden Homebuying Costs


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When you’re buying, refinancing, or selling your home, a home appraisal will always be one of the key components of the transaction. Simply defined, a home appraisal is an unbiased opinion from a professional appraiser on a home’s value. Home appraisals are done to determine whether the home’s contract price is appropriate given the home’s … Continue reading Everything to Know About Home Appraisals!


Landscaping Can Add Value to Your Home

An article recently published by a real estate appraiser stated, ”A good landscape can add value to your home, and if you’re planning on selling it can reduce the number of days the home is on the market.” It’s commonly called “curb appeal,” and it’s the way your home makes a good “first impression.” While … Continue reading Landscaping Can Add Value to Your Home


50 Common Mortgage and Real Estate Terms You Should Know

Real estate professionals, mortgage lenders and lawyers often speak a different language, it seems, when they’re working with clients. The following glossary of some of the most widely used terms will help you understand what they say, what they mean and how it may impact your home search or mortgage loan application. Abstract of Title … Continue reading 50 Common Mortgage and Real Estate Terms You Should Know


Real Estate Appraisals…Some Points To Consider

As some home sellers have discovered the hard way, listing their home at an unrealistic price pretty much guarantees a longer stay on the market. In an effort to obtain top dollar for the sale of their home, many properties “for sale by owner” are very often priced too high. As a result, there seems … Continue reading Real Estate Appraisals…Some Points To Consider


Appraisal Theory – The Appraiser As Artist Or Scientist?

For the past several weeks we’ve been talking about building your new dream home and going over the details and questions you will need to consider before getting heavily involved.  At the end of last week’s post, I mentioned something about Appraisal and Value, perhaps the foundation of the entire real estate development process, whether … Continue reading Appraisal Theory – The Appraiser As Artist Or Scientist?