How to Prepare for an Appraisal

How to Prepare for an Appraisal

The Appraiser’s home inspection is a painless process that can be made even easier if you do a bit of preparation. An experienced Appraiser will know the basic characteristics of your home before arriving, but there are things that you can do to help us out...
Are You Paying More Than $0 For PMI?

Are You Paying More Than $0 For PMI?

In the past, it was quite easy to acquire a loan for a house assuming you had a decent credit rating as the typical down-payment was around 20%. This meant that a bank could loan 80% of the homes value while assuming little risk. If the client were to default on the...
Zillow Doesn’t Know What Your Home is Worth

Zillow Doesn’t Know What Your Home is Worth

There are many automated valuation tools available online nowadays. Sites such as Zillow.com, Trulia.com and Realtor.com have become ever popular with homeowner’s looking to obtain a quick valuation of their home or a prospective home. However, there is a dark...
Do I Need an Estate Appraisal?

Do I Need an Estate Appraisal?

When a loved one passes, the responsibility of the estate falls onto the executor. For those inexperienced in tax law, this can be an overwhelming experience. You may be wondering, “Do I Need an Estate Appraisal?” There is no one size fits all answer, depending on the...