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Are House Seller Contributions Kosher?
July 10, 2000  ?I offered $289K for a house but was not able to make a down payment.  The seller?s realtor told me that so long as I could pay all the closing costs, they would find a way to contribute 5% toward a down payment.   When we sat down to sign the ... more...

Can Rental Income Help You Qualify For a Mortgage?
February 28, 2000 "I am looking to buy a property that I will occupy part of the year. The rest of the time it will be rented out for a guaranteed amount. Will the lender include the rental income in qualifying me for a loan?" Yes, the lender will include some of ... more...

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Appraisal An estimate of the value of property, made by a qualified professional called an "appraiser". Before a lender will lend you the money for a home, they will first require an appraisal to be done by a qualified licensed appraiser ... more...

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5 Things to Look for in a Property Appraiser
Homeowners who are seeking a property appraiser often ask How should I choose which real estate appraiser to use? When selecting a property appraiser, keep the following in mind:Always make sure a property appraiser is licensed or certified by the state to perform real estate appraisals. While ... more...

Appraisal vs. Market Value: How to Avoid Pitfalls in the Sale of Your Home
When you sell your home, appraisers use comps (comparable market sales) of local properties sold within the last six months to value your home. With todays rapidly rising sellers market, six-month-old information is ancient history. Appraised value does not always equal the true market value, or ... more...

How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser
Learning how to become a real estate appraiser starts with an introduction to the work itself. Real Estate Appraisers will either work for themselves or are part of a larger company. Many work for lending institutions, including banks and mortgage companies. Appraising property is necessary before ... more...

How Appraisals and Assessments Differ
Many people think appraisals and assessments are the same thing or at least that they should be for the same amount. The truth is they can vary greatly. Lets look at each of them.AppraisalsAn appraisal is an estimate of market value. An appraiser can use many methods for coming up with this ... more...

Tax Assessment/Appraisal: How Do I Know What My Home is Worth?
If you are in the home buying or selling market, its important to understand the difference between tax assessment and appraisal value. Concentrate on the appraisal value because this determines your asking price.Understanding Tax AssessmentThe tax assessment is a tool local governments use to ... more...

Build Your Own Dream House!
So you're thinking about building your own house, are you? Well, you've come to the right place! It's a lot of fun (hard work and eventually fun!) to build your own home and it will save you thousands of dollars(we saved over a Hundred Grand by doing it ourselves - that's pretty significant cash!). ... more...

What To Expect From Your House Appraisal
Having your house appraised can be a scary step in the moving process, especially if you dont know what to expect. Will your house pass muster or will they find some hidden defects and problems lurking in the basement and attic? Should you scrub the house clean?Dont worry this isnt a test of how ... more...

What You Don't Know About The Real Estate Process, Some Inside Secrets
Some people in the real estate industry have a terrible reputation. Why, because they deserve it. A lot of hard earned money trades hands and if things go wrong that leaves a very bitter taste in the injured parties mouths.In real estate most people stay in the house for a long time. If they don't, ... more...

Alamo California Appraisal Home Value
There are places you can seek out online that will give you access to an appraisal of your homes value. But what is an appraisal exactly? It is an opinion in written form of the value of a piece of real estate at a certain time or date. It should be an analysis that is both independent and ... more...

Understand a Real Estate Appraisal
Happy New Year. Make a difference this year. "Pay it forward" as in the movie. If you haven't seen it, WOW, do.If you buy a house or refinance one, through a lender, you will have to have an appraisal. The reason it is required is FHA insures the loan, VA quarantees the loan and conventional loans ... more...

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