Selling your home

Selling your home

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Understanding Appraisals

Everything You Need To Know About Appraisals and Real Estate Value Assessments
Home appraisals are a key step in any home buying or selling process. Most financial institutions will not lend to buyers without an appraisal, and most sellers use appraisals to know what their home is worth. An appraisal is …

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What to Disclose When Selling Your Home

To Disclose or Not to Disclose: A Seller’s Guide
It’s time to sell your home and you’re wondering if that leaky roof or the squirrel infestation you took care of a few years back are necessary items to disclose to potential buyers. While all states have different requirements, you are generally …

Understanding the Three Most Common Property Liens

Understanding the Three Most Common Property Liens

Property liens can come from multiple sources and bring a pending sale to an abrupt halt
No matter how close a sale is to closed, the discovery of an outstanding lien will bring the sale to a grinding halt. While most properties are unencumbered, liens can come from multiple sources, the …

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The Value of a Broker’s Commission

What You Get From Working with a Real Estate Broker
When selling your home, it can be tempting to do it yourself. It’s hard to give up 6% commission–what brokers receive on average–when you could sell the home yourself. However, there’s a reason 89% of sellers use a listing agent. It’s …

Selling Your Home During The Holidays

5 Reasons the holidays can help you sell
Contrary to real estate fable, cold weather, holiday lights and buying houses can go hand in hand. The real estate market has evolved to a year-round model, and the allure of purchasing during the holidays is not entirely lost in the dead of …