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Monthly Archives: October 2021

    When to Hire a Real Estate Appraiser

    By Michael Melton | October 29, 2021

    There are many reasons why you may need the services of a real estate appraiser when you own a home. Appraisers are used when you’re buying, selling, refinancing, and any time you may need to know the value of your property.  Here, we’re taking a look at what a real estate appraiser is and when... Read More

    What Does a Title Company Do in a Real Estate Transaction?

    By Michael Melton | October 22, 2021

    There can be a lot of hands involved in a real estate transaction, and it can be hard to keep up with all of them. So what is a title company and what do they do? A title company is a third party that is hired by a mortgage company to ensure a home’s title... Read More

    4 Challenges That Can Make Pricing Your Home Harder

    By Michael Melton | October 16, 2021

    Some properties can be trickier to price than others. For every challenge that makes pricing more difficult – whether it’s the age, location, special features, or the ever-changing market – there are solutions to help you narrow down a fair value.  1. A lack of comparable properties nearby “Comps” refer to nearby homes that sold... Read More

    What Are You Required to Disclose When Selling Your Home?

    By Michael Melton | October 8, 2021

    A disclosure is an important document for both the sellers and the buyers. It informs the buyers of any material defects with the home as well as any additional information they need to know. And, it protects the sellers from legal liability during & after the home sale.  Here’s what you need to know about... Read More

    Are Pre-Listing Home Inspections Worth It? What Sellers Need to Know

    By Michael Melton | October 1, 2021

    The home inspection process can be an obstacle in closing on your home. If an inspector finds issues, the buyer can use them as leverage points to negotiate a lower price (or even walk away). According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), home inspection issues were responsible for 11% of delayed contracts and 9%... Read More