What's your home's market value? How much can it cost to get your home professionally appraised? Who pays for the appraisal? Find out the answers to these common questions and more about appraisals.
|Buying a Home
These days there are many options when buying a home. You need to research where to find the listings, what type of home you'd like to purchase, financing availability, location - neighborhoods and schools, closing costs, down payment, working with real estate professionals/agents, and opportunities for the first-time home buyer.
Before agreeing to purchase a home, buyers should have a thorough inspection of the property. Compare prices of inspectors, who is qualified for the type of inspection the home needs (individual vs. whole home), and find out who would then pay for repairs if you decide to buy the home.
|Real Estate Terms
Before you begin your search for a home, there are some "terms" you should familiarize yourself with. These terms can be useful in gathering information to make that final decision on your new home. These may include: Abstract of Title, Appraisal, Cooperatives, Eminent Domain, Equity and Principal.
|Real Estate Titles & Closings
Once you have purchased your new home, you may want to consider using an attorney, a land contract, purchasing title insurance for those unexpected situations, or even a title insurance endorsement for a little extra coverage.
Moving to a new city can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. You may want to check into relocation service providers, or select a realtor in another city, or even gathering property information on your new city to prevent relocation mishaps.
|Selling a Home
Once you decide to sell your home, you may want to consider adding more value, hiring an agent, listing agreements, pricing your property, and/or researching your home's market value. These tips may help your home sell more quickly and possibly for a higher value.