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What Are Reverse Mortgage Pros and Cons?

If you are at retirement age, or close to it, you may be seeing a lot of advertising for reverse mortgages The ads can make these loans sound like a great option And for some people, they are If most...

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Steps of Getting a Home Appraisal and Why You Need It

As a homeowner, you may be asked to get a home appraisal for a variety of reasons Maybe you’re refinancing your mortgage, or perhaps you’re selling your home As a home seller, you will...

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What is the Purpose of an Appraisal Management Company?

Appraisals are generally required when purchasing most residential and commercial properties, for lenders rely on these assessments to determine and confirm property values Appraisal management...

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The Many Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Waive a Home Inspection

The home inspection is a standard step in most home buying processes, but some homebuyers are tempted to forgo inspections in the current real estate climate When you make an offer on a house, here...

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How To Become A Home Appraiser

Make no mistake about it: buying a home can be one of the largest financial transactions that someone will make in their life It can also be one of the most exciting times, provided that the process...

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What Is The Difference Between An Appraisal & A Home Inspection?

Before your mortgage loan is approved, you usually need to go through an appraisal and a home inspection An appraisal tells you the market value of your property — while a home inspection tells you...

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What Is Valuation Software? Why Should I Use It?

A lot of people don’t realize just how tech-driven the modern day real estate market truly is Yes, it’s true that certain things like valuations and appraisals still require a lot of time...

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Residential Appraisal Services vs. Commercial Appraisal Services

One of the most important aspects of the real estate market is also the one that most people don’t spend too much time thinking about: real estate appraisals Any type of appraisal serves a...

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How Do Foreclosures Affect Appraisals?

One of the most important parts of any real estate transactions is by far the appraisal process Here, a trained professional will gather as much information about a home as possible – along...

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What Is a Bridge Loan and How Does It Work?

If you had to make a list of some of the things that cause people stress when it comes to real estate, uncertainty would almost always be right at the top You’ve found an incredible new home...

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Zillow Estimates vs. Appraisals: Why Zillow Shouldn’t Be Used for Appraisals

One of the great things about modern technology is that we’ve never had more information at our fingertips The issue, however, is that not all of this information is necessarily accurate Case...

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What Is an Appraisal Contingency and Why Does It Matter?

A home is more than just another purchase – it’s an investment in the truest sense of the term As is true with all investments, it needs to be protected This is why appraisals are so...

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