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Your Home Buying Team

Buying your first home? Here are three real estate professionals who will play a big role in your leap from renting to owning your own home:Mortgage loan officer. Before you look at a single home, you should get pre-approved for financing from a reputable mortgage company. Once you’re pre-approved, you can begin your home search. By visiting with a lender first, you’ll know how much home you can reasonably afford and you’ll be able to make legitimate offers on any homes that meet your criteria.Real estate agent. There’s a reason that nearly 90 percent of home ...

September 23rd, 2017 | Home Inspection, Home Buying Tips, First-Time Homebuyers, Real Estate Agents, Appraisals, Title Insurance, Your Home Buying Team

Appraisal anxiety got you down? Here’s how to cope

If you’re buying or selling a home, you may be worried about the appraisal. What should you do if the appraisal comes up short?  Here are some options for both buyers and sellers: For sellers: • Walk away. If the appraised value comes in lower than what a buyer is willing to pay,  that buyer may want you to lower your price. You can do that, or you can walk away and put the property back on the market with hopes that a new buyer, new lender and new appraiser could yield different results. There is a chance, of course, you’ll end up in the same situati...

April 12th, 2015 | Home Values, Appraisals, Appraisal anxiety got you down? Here’s how to cope