The Trouble With Appraisals

You just sold your home and you are so excited.  After years of a difficult and sometimes impossible housing market, things are finally improving.  You hired your Realtor, fixed up the old place, put the sign in front and Wham! You sold it.  Everything looks great; the buyer has good credit and they’re pre-approved.  The

How Important Are Comps? OR A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Closing.

Just how important are comparable sales in the home selling process?  In “Real Estate Principles,” the fundamental course for all real estate licensees, students are taught that market value is, “Whatever price a willing buyer and willing seller agree to, without the presence of duress” – duress meaning pressure from distress, divorce, job loss, health,