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6 Reasons You Need To Get Your Home Appraised

Whether you are a long-time homeowner or purchasing your first home, getting an appraisal is critical in knowing how much the home is worth before you pay the asking price for it. Up Next: Examples Of Common Closing Costs Here are six reasons why you need a home appraisal before buying or selling a home: ...
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Moving Forward When Your Pre-Approval Letter Expires

Getting a pre-approval letter is an essential part of your search and purchase of a home. A pre-approval letter from your bank tells sellers that you are approved for a loan up to a certain amount, are serious about purchasing a home, and have a lender supporting you. Up Next: Pitfalls To Avoid When Getting A Home Loan When your pre-approval letter expires, you might wonder what the next steps are, especially if you are still searching for a home ...
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3 Tips For Determining Your Home’s Value

The value of your home is a very important piece of information to have as a homeowner. This number is important for a multitude of reasons including, but not limited to: Selling your home Refinancing Annual property taxes Insurance premiums ...
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Always Repair Damage Before Selling Your Home!

Many home sales fall apart during the home inspection, typically because the inspector has found a problem with the house that needs to be repaired and the seller isn’t willing to put the work into it themselves. Don’t despair! Up Next: Your Legal Rights If Something Is Not Disclosed During A Home Sale While you don’t have to totally renovate your house with new appliances and features, there are a few repairs you should make to help make your home ...
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Looking For A Home? Go To Open Houses!

You are browsing through your house-hunting apps when you see it: the perfect home. The photos are beautiful, the description takes you in, and it has everything you are looking for. It even has an open house this weekend! Up Next: Top 10 Mortgage Mistakes To Avoid Open houses are events that you should take advantage of whenever you can. These events are most often held on weekends to maximize the number of interested parties ...
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Understanding Preliminary Reports

Preliminary reports are valuable documents that establish the legal ownership of a property. Review this report closely with your title representative to ensure a free and clear title. Up Next: What To Consider When Purchasing An Investment Property A preliminary report shows: ...
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Everything You Need To Know Before Selling A Home From A Trust

Selling a home from a trust is not that much different than selling a home you own outright yourself. You must have the authority to sell the home and the title must be clear. Up Next: Understanding Quitclaim Deeds You may experience a few road bumps along the way but with an experienced real estate agent and lawyer, you can sell an inherited home from a trust ...
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You Need To Get A Home Environmental Inspection

Home inspections are an essential part of the home buying process, evaluating the home’s condition and identifying any problems areas such as roofing, plumbing, or foundation. Once the inspection is done, you may think that you are free and clear. But have you done an environmental inspection? Up Next: How To Check A Home’s Public Records But is your home inspection including environmental inspections? ...
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Is My Property In A Flood Zone? If So, Should I Buy?

Purchasing a home comes with its own set of risks, one of which is flooding. Flooding is an expensive, time-consuming, and stressful event that damages thousands of homes each year. Flooding can be caused by natural causes, like a flooded river or other reasons like a leak in your home’s waterline. Up Next: How To Know If You Qualify For A Mortgage If you wish to purchase a home that is in a flood zone, there are several questions you ...
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The Benefits Of Title Insurance & Why You Need It

Insurance is designed to protect you and your possessions from damages and claims. You are already familiar with other forms of insurance such as car, health, and home, but have you remembered title insurance? Up Next: Before You Buy: Determining How Much Home You Can Afford Title insurance is a type of insurance that protects and covers both lenders and homeowners in the case of loss on a property due to legal defects ...
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