During any conversation I have with a buyer or seller, one question always arises…. Who pays for what?  Here are some tips on what is generally traditional in who pays what in a real estate transaction: Items the Seller can generally be expected to pay for: Real Estate Commission Escrow Fees or Attorney Fees /…

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An appraisal is an estimate of a property’s current market value.  Accurate appraisals depend on the input of recent sales prices of comparable nearby residences, plus the appraiser’s consideration of the home’s assets and deficiencies. Appraisal is an art not a science.  In today’s buyer’s market and with the increase in foreclosures, appraisers are under…

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You’ve all heard the news reports saying that the housing market is in turmoil, and that home prices are falling, stalling or playing the jumping game!  Plus that it is tougher to get home financing.  So does this mean it’s time to continuing renting or sell and start renting? Take a look at factors David…

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It has often been recommended that home sellers pay for a professional home inspection when they list their home for sale so that both parties know the home’s strengths and weaknesses before an offer is ever made.  With current market conditions favoring buyers, savvy home sellers understand that paying for a professional home inspection can…

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