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How to Build Equity in Your Home

How to Build Equity in Your Home Published on: January 21, 2020 - By Lexi Klinkenberg Building home equity is one of the many financial benefits to homeownership, but sometimes it's hard to know where to start. Increasing your property value through renovations or...

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How to Build Equity in Your Home
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One Way to Lower Your Property Taxes

When you own your own home, you are subject to all of the costs that come with that. One of those that can be a considerable burden is property taxes. You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who isn’t looking for a way to drive down the cost of those pesky taxes....

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Lower Property Taxes
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Why Should You Get A Pre-Listing Appraisal?

When you’re selling your home, one of the most egregious mistakes you can make is failing to accurately estimate your home’s worth. While it’s absolutely essential to make sure your home looks inviting in images on your realtor’s website or sites like Zillow, and...

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Why Should You Get A Pre-Listing Appraisal?
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5 Tips For A Higher Home Appraisal

Determining the value of a property isn’t a task that’s limited to purchasing or selling a house. In truth, it is a procedure that can play an equally crucial role when looking to refinance or remortgage the property. As such, the importance of the home appraisal...

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5 Tips For A Higher Home Appraisal
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The 7 Step Online Appraisal Process

A home appraisal is usually requested by a lender to estimate the market value of your home. That enables them to make sure that the money you borrow is correct and appropriate. When the time comes for you to get an appraisal for your property, it makes sense to...

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The 7 Step Online Appraisal Process
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The Fairfax House in Rock Hill

  If you live in the St. Louis area then you are likely familiar with McKnight Road.  While it can be known for traffic jams that essentially lead to the "playground-filled, known for its' Christmas lights" Tilles Park, you'd be surprised to know that there is...

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The Fairfax House in Rock Hill
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Price Per Square Foot

What is price per square foot? If you are looking for a home or have purchased a home you may be familiar with the term "price per square foot." Many real estate professionals are focused on what a property is sold for on a per square foot basis.  When someone...

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Price Per Square Foot
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Sequence of Adjustments

Appraisers go through a sequential adjustment process. It is important that adjustment are made in the proper order. First come transactional adjustments, followed by market condition adjustments, location adjustments and finally physical elements of comparison....

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Sequence of Adjustments
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How Appraisers Determine Gross Living Area

What is considered gross living area? There are generally 3 main criteria for what makes interior space count as living area. The space has to be heated, finished and accessible. To begin, the space has to be heated. The heat source has to be a conventional heating...

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How Appraisers Determine Gross Living Area