Tag Archives: Real Estate FAQs

Home Selling FAQs: What Factors Affect Appraisal Values?

June 17, 2013

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Home Selling FAQs: What Factors Affect Appraisal Values? When buying a home, one of the final steps before closing will be the home appraisal.  The home buyer’s lender will want to be sure that their investment is secure, and they will hire an independent appraiser to evaluate the property. The appraiser will thoroughly research the area […]

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Home Selling FAQs: Should I Get a Pre-Inspection? by Jennifer Prestwich REALTOR®

October 11, 2012

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Whenever I am working with Home Sellers in Henderson CO, we take time to carefully consider market conditions before putting the house on the market.  We will first take a look at the other homes that are available and under contract, as well as those that have recently sold, to get an idea of how […]

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Home Selling FAQs: Why Should I Have My Home Staged? by Jennifer Prestwich REALTOR®

June 21, 2012

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When deciding to sell your home, there are several steps you will need to take before you are ready to put a sign in the front yard. One of the first steps is, of course, determining what the most likely selling price will be so that you know how to competitively price your home.  Often […]

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Homebuying FAQs: What if the Seller Damages the House While Moving Out? by Jennifer Prestwich REALTOR®

June 11, 2012

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When I am working with Home Buyers, they always have questions about the process.  Usually, the questions will be regarding terms they are unfamiliar with, such as Under Contract, Possession and Closing Date, Contingencies, Concessions or Earnest Money. But there are always questions about more practical matters, too. This spring, I was working with some […]

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Homebuying FAQs: What is Earnest Money? by Jennifer Prestwich REALTOR®

June 9, 2012

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When I am helping buyers find their dream home, there are a lot of questions that can come up during the process.  Terms that we Realtors use often can sound foreign to someone who hasn’t purchased a home in awhile – if ever. Once a home buyer has found the home they would like to […]

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Homebuying FAQs: What Happens if the Appraisal Comes in Low? by Jennifer Prestwich – REALTOR®

June 1, 2012

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Once a home buyer has found the home they want and put it Under Contract, had it Inspected and turned in their financing paperwork, one of the final steps before Closing is the Appraisal. Why Do I Need an Appraisal?  Most home buyers in today’s world don’t have enough cash at the ready to buy […]

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Homebuying FAQs: What are Concessions? by Jennifer Prestwich REALTOR®

May 31, 2012

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Home Buying FAQs: What are Concessions? When a Home Buyer has decided on a home, there are many questions that arise.  One of the most common questions that pops up is about “Concessions”.   What are Concessions?  Basically, this is a dollar amount that the seller agrees to pay out of the sales price to […]

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Homebuying FAQs: What are Contingencies? by Jennifer Prestwich REALTOR®

May 29, 2012

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When I am working with home buyers, there are questions that seem to come up fairly regularly.  That is why I have chosen to write this series of FAQ posts – to help you wade through some of these questions to become a more informed home buyer. What are “Contingencies”?   When a home buyer […]

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Homebuying FAQs: Why Do I Need an Inspection? by Jennifer Prestwich – REALTOR®

May 28, 2012

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By now, you have found the home you wish to buy, and it is under contract.  Congratulations!  You are on your way to owning that great home, after some due diligence…. One of the first steps to take – after calling your lender and making sure loan process is under way – is to hire […]

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Home Buying FAQs: What Are Closing Date and Possession Date? by Jennifer Prestwich – REALTOR®

May 26, 2012

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The Final Steps in buying a home are called the Closing Date and Possession Date. One of the most common questions that home buyers have is the question of when the property actually becomes theirs.  In the state of Colorado, transfer of deed happens at the Closing.  What that means is that when the home […]

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