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Appraisal Discrepancies

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, My wife and I are first time buyers and have saved $80,000 for our down payment. Each of our pa...

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Pros and cons of waiving an appraisal contingency

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Curious about the pros and cons of waiving an appraisal contingency? Dear Phyllis, We have been looking at homes...

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ask phyllis a real estate question

Appraisal Discrepancies

Dear Phyllis, My wife and I are first time buyers and have saved $80,000 for our down payment. Each of our parents is helping us with the remainder. Out of five offers, our $985,000 bid was the highest. We hired an inspector and everythi...

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Pricing your home is an art not a science

Pricing your home is an art, not a science

Pricing your home is an art not a science. Your home’s value is dependent on what a buyer will pay. Nothing more, nothing less.  Your home’s value is not influenced by: Online Estimates: are similar to parlor games, fun but not to be ...

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how to determine your list price

Pricing your home is an art not a science

How to Determine Your Listing Price Pricing your home is an art not a science. Achieving the optimal listing price is the result of both objective research into similar properties and instinct in determining how much a buyer will be willing ...

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WHAT IS AN APPRAISAL CONTINGENCY?

WHAT IS AN APPRAISAL CONTINGENCY?

It’s a red hot seller’s market. Inventory is low and some home buyers are nearing desperation.  They are tired of writing offers and not being selected. There are many components of a strong offer other than price. When the price offered...

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A Love Hate Relationship

Once a month, I receive a telephone call from an appraiser who is on the ball and performing their job. Once a month, I receive a telephone call from an appraiser who is on the ball and performing their job. These appraisers will reach out to...

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