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Why Did it Appraise so Low?

The appraisal is a key part of the mortgage process. It makes sense. A mortgage company is not...


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Tags: Appraisal, House Buying

By Kimberly Shane On May 31, 2017

Appraisal Myths.

Appraisal Myths


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Tags: Appraisal, Home Buyer

By Morgan Saylor On August 5, 2016

Appraisal Process

So you’ve ordered an appraisal on a property, or perhaps you’re having your property appraised for a refinance or before you...


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Tags: Home, Refinance, Appraisal,

By Morgan Saylor On July 13, 2016

Appraisal Prepping

If you’re selling or refinancing your home, you anticipate having your home appraised. An appraisal may be intimidating to...


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Tags: Refinance, Home Value, Appraisal,

By Amy Patterson On March 31, 2015

Remodels that add value

Yesterday, we talked about remodels that weren’t often worth the cost because of a low rate of return on investment. There are a...


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Tags: DIY, First Time Home Buyers, Design,