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A new trend: Paying above appraised price. Have you seen this also on a Macomb County purchase?

September 12th, 2013 · No Comments · Appraisals in Macomb County MI, Searching homes for sale in Macomb County, tips for home buyers

I’ve neglected this blog much too long!  My only excuse is that I have been so busy that I haven’t had time (or energy) to write and keep up with it.    Things are slowing down a bit now that we’re at the end of the “summer rush” and I can finally put in to words […]

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Why an FHA appraisal matters to buyers of a home, not just the sellers! Helpful tips for Macomb County MI home buyers and sellers

April 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Appraisals in Macomb County MI, fha mortgages and first time home buyers, tips for home buyers, tips for home sellers

A point of confusion for home buyers in my area, as well as home sellers, is the role of an FHA appraiser.   The FHA appraiser not only determines fair market value for the home but he/she will also take a peek to determine if there are any issues to what FHA refers to as the […]

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An increase in calls about “tagged” homes after purchase – what Macomb County buyers should know BEFORE they buy!

June 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Appraisals in Macomb County MI, Buyers agency, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for purchasing a foreclosure

In the last month or so I have received more phone calls about an article I wrote last year that warned Macomb County MI home buyers about “tagged” homes and the certificate of occupancy that is needed before they can move in. There are 2 things I have learned from these calls:    1) Some buyers […]

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Making an offer to purchase a Macomb County home? Ask your buyers agent to help you avoid an appraisal issue

February 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Appraisals in Macomb County MI, macomb county mi real estate market, tips for home buyers

When you plan on purchasing a home using mortgage money it doesn’t matter what type of mortgage you are applying for (FHA, VA, Conventional) – your mortgage lender is going to order an appraisal of the homes value. They will want to make sure that the amount of money you are asking to borrow is […]

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Another change to the home purchase process

May 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Appraisals in Macomb County MI, macomb county MI

One of the new changes to the process that occurs during home buying has been implemented:  HVCC – the Home Valuation Code of Conduct – went into effect on May 1st of this year. If a home buyer is using a conventional mortgage (not FHA or VA) the appraisal that is ordered will now be […]

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