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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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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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Real Estate Top Tips: Timing the Market

Let's talk about timing the markets. I think it's a thought that sounds really good in theory, but in practice, it's a little difficult. So obviously, we always want to sell high and buy low. I think that's kind of the idea that we all h...

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What Type of Home Should You Buy

So you're thinking about buying a house, or a condo, or a townhouse, or something? How do you decide on what the right type of home to purchase is based on your budget and your lifestyle? First of all, a lot of people, with lower price range...

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Is a Realtor Necessary for Your Home Search?

Do you even need a realtor to set up a search for you if you're just starting your search process? There are so many search portals out there that often when people get started on their search, they start on the internet, they start look...

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