3 Tips to Attain a Higher Home Appraisal

January 30, 2015

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Somewhere between applying for a home loan and the close of escrow comes a most crucial step: the home appraisal. Since the transaction that got you to this point is one in which a buyer and seller agreed on a price, an actual market dynamic, the appraisal is likely to match the purchase price. In [...]

Homebuyers Behaving Badly – And How to Avoid Being One

January 9, 2015

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When a home is on the market, the seller’s privacy goes out the window. It is almost guaranteed that some buyers will open drawers, peek inside cabinets and touch items that are obviously personal and not included in the sale. Coming home from work to find that the impeccably-made bed you left in the morning [...]