Why Homeowners Don’t Put Homes on Market… 1.  They lack equity in their home and do not want a distressed sale…. short sale with all the ensuing credit issues. 2.  Fear of restrictive lending standards have them believing buyers cannot qualify for a mortgage. 3.  Low housing inventory has caused a rise in home prices…

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Does the season make a difference in selling a home? What a great question…. which I hear alot from my home sellers, especially going into the holiday season at the end of the year.  A few years ago, I wrote a blog “6 Reasons to Sell During the Holidays” that showed the value of listing…

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How to Obtain a Good Appraisal…. The business of appraisals has changed since I started my real estate career many years ago…. especially when the Dodd-Frank Act was enacted in 2010 which I wrote about in a previous blog “Appraisal Scoop 2012“.  The essence is that real estate agents and lenders can no longer contact…

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