Homeowner FAQ

Oct. 22, 2013

Homeowner FAQ: Setting the Price Right with a Comparative Market Analysis

comparative market analysis

When you’re selling your home it’s tempting to just slap a price tag on it and hope it sells. Tempting, but not a good idea! Setting the price right right the first time is important if you want selling your home to be quick and painless. Before you can know ...

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Oct. 8, 2013

Homeowner FAQ: Are You Overbuilding For Your Neighborhood?

am i overbuilding for my neighborhood

One of the most frequent questions we hear from homeowners is, “Am I overbuilding for my neighborhood?” That’s a great question! To answer that, we need to talk first about why overbuilding for your neighborhood is such a bad idea.

When you’re building or remodeling your home it may ...

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Oct. 2, 2013

What are mortgage points & what do they do?

What are mortgage points & what do they do?

What are mortgage points & what do they do?

Home mortgages can be vastly different depending on where you get one from and what shape the market is in. Depending on when and where you get your mortgage from, you may be required to pay points on your loan. Keep ...

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Sept. 17, 2013

What is Escrow and how does it work?

What is Escrow and how does it work?

Everyone who owns a home knows the term escrow, but that doesn’t mean they know what it means. 

In regards to buying a home, escrow is established when the buyer and lender reach a formal agreement and sign a sales contract. This escrow account uses a neutral third-party to ...

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Sept. 3, 2013

Homeowner FAQ: How Do Property Taxes Work?

Property tax FAQ

Just about everything you purchase or own gets taxed. Cars, electronics, food, and even your property. Talking about taxes is rarely a fun topic, but we’d like to cover how property taxes work so you’ll feel a little better about them. You’ll probably never enjoy writing that check...but at ...

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July 8, 2013

Appraised, Assessed, and Market Value of a Home: How Much Is My House Worth?!

How Much Is My Home Really Worth?

When you ask the question, "How much is my house worth?" you may get several different answers. The answer you get depends on whether you are having it appraised, assessed, or evaluating the market value. Each of these values is usually a different figure, but each one is important for ...

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June 10, 2013

What Do I Need to Know About Flood Zones?

What Do I Need To Know About Flood Zones?

Buying a home requires a lot of time and research. Buying a home located in a flood zone requires even more! Before you purchase a home in a flood zone it’s important to make sure you take the necessary precautions to gather all the information you need. Keep reading for ...

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