In a perfect world, every buyer could afford the house of their dreams in a neighborhood they adore. In reality, most buyers need to compromise on something when they buy a home, particularly their first home.
A REALTOR® can give you expert advice on home values and often can show you homes in communities that you didn’t know about or that you hadn’t considered. In the end, though, you need to set your priorities so you can decide which home to buy.
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reuters.com - "The reality is that the appraiser is only there for 30 minutes at most," says Brian Coester, chief executive of CoesterVMS, a nationwide appraisal management company based in Rockville, Maryland. "The best thing a homeowner can do to get the highest appraisal possible is make sure they have all the important features of the home readily available for the appraiser."
Here are eight ways you can bolster your appraisal: 1. Make sure appraiser knows your neighborhood 2. Provide your own comparables 3. Know what adds the most value 4. Document your fix-ups 5. Talk up your town 6. Distinguish between upstairs and downstairs 7.Clean up 8. Give the appraiser some space
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