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Assessed Value vs. Market Value: What’s the Difference?

by on April 14th, 2017 Leave a Comment

Homes don’t come with sticker prices set in stone. Rather they are moving targets—that’s what makes buying and selling real estate so fun! (Or frustrating, depending on your perspective.) And, as a buyer or seller, you will likely hear two “prices” thrown about: assessed value versus market value. So what’s the difference? While assessed value and […]


What Is a HUD Foreclosure? A Home That’s Below Market Value

by on April 13th, 2017 Leave a Comment

“Foreclosure” is a scary word with a simple definition: It’s the process of a lender attempting to recoup the balance owed on a loan after the homeowner fails to pay the mortgage. Mortgage lenders can be banks, private institutions, or the Federal Housing Administration. The FHA is the world’s largest insurer of mortgages; FHA loans are managed […]


Open House Red Flags: 10 Things to Look for When Buying a Home

by on April 12th, 2017 Leave a Comment

While most home buyers spend their time at an open house passively observing the layout of the rooms and the name brands on the kitchen appliances, smart buyers know the things that are really important to look for when buying a home. In competitive markets, you’ll often walk into an open house that has been […]