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Monthly Archives: December 2021

    What is an Appraisal Gap Guarantee?

    By Michael Melton | December 31, 2021

    If you’re selling your home in a hot market where home prices are being driven up by bidding wars, your home may not appraise for the inflated purchase offer. Here’s a guide to help you understand what happens when homes appraise below the purchase price. How is the appraised value determined? Most buyers finance the... Read More

    What Not to Fix When Selling a Home

    By Michael Melton | December 23, 2021

    If you’re about to sell your home, you may be wondering if there are any fixes you need to make first. But, before you start compiling your fix list, here are some things that may not be worth tackling.  Cosmetic flaws Wear and tear is to be expected in homes, so there’s no need to... Read More

    What’s Next for Sellers After a Home Inspection?

    By Michael Melton | December 17, 2021

    If you’re buying, selling, or refinancing a home, you’re probably going to have to go through a home inspection. This is an important part of the process of selling a home, and it may necessitate some preparation.  Here, we’re highlighting how to prepare for an inspection and the next steps after an inspection. Preparing for... Read More

    What Goes Into Home Prices in a Competitive Market?

    By Michael Melton | December 10, 2021

    If you’re selling a home in a competitive market, you know you’re likely to have more interested buyers, better offers, and a quicker transaction process. But, it’s important to manage your expectations by understanding what determines house prices and home sales.  Local Market Conditions If there’s a lack of inventory in the area, it’s likely... Read More

    9 Things to Do When Closing on Your Home

    By Michael Melton | December 3, 2021

    The time frame to close on a home can sneak up quickly, so it’s essential to be prepared. Once your home has gone under contract, you’ll want to start preparing for the closing. Here’s a checklist to help you remember everything you need to do before your closing. 1 – Gather your closing documents Make... Read More