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What if Your House Doesn’t Appraise: Part 2

Okay, so let's say you got a contract for $450,000, but the appraisal came in at $425,000. Maybe you don't have $25,000 extra to throw at it. If you're the buyer, you're trying to get creative and think of other solutions. Maybe you go b...

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What if There is an Issue with Your Home Appraisal?

So what do you do if there is an issue with the appraisal? Let's give an example. You purchase a house for $450,000 and the appraisal comes back and it's $425k. Now, what do you do? Well, in our contract, and again, this is the Centra...

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What if Your House Doesn’t Appraise?

So maybe you've followed along with my appraisal series, maybe you're in a transaction, maybe you're contemplating what might happen in a transaction and you're thinking, but Cindy, we don't want to put an extra $10,000, $20,000 in a house ...

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Who Pays for the Home Appraisal?

All right, so let's talk about the nuts and bolts when we're talking about appraisals. Who pays for the appraisal anyway? And if I'm selling my home, and somebody's gonna come in and put a value on it, that's different than the value I put ...

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Who Does the Home Appraiser Work For?

So we know what the appraiser does, who they are kind of, but who picks them? And okay, I can't pick them. But who does? And how does that affect me? Well, if you're the purchaser, you really don't have any input on the appraisal process...

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Where to Watch the SuperBowl in Richmond, Virginia

Do you want to watch the game (or maybe just the commercials and snippets of Taylor) and love the energy of a crowd but don't want to be managing the food and friends at your place? I've got you. Here is a short list of some places you can watc...

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Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse Ingredients 1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream, divided 1 cup good-quality chocolate chips or coarsely chopped chocolate (6 ounces) Garnish options: grated chocolate or crunchy toppings, such as choppe...

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Why Can’t I Pick my Home Appraiser?

I may have mentioned before, back in the olden days before the mortgage crisis of 2007/2008, the appraisers were able to be chosen. So, maybe somebody had a specialty in the city of Richmond and that is the appraiser that everybody would ca...

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