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Tuesday, Time To Celebrate If Buyers Sign Docs?

Time to Celebrate

Tuesday, time to celebrate If buyers sign docs? Whoa, slow down. So buyers signing loan documents to purchase a home and closing are two different things. Of course, many times closing escrow happens more often than not.

Ok, so what can happen to stop the recording and hold up a close of escrow? The buyer does a walkthrough of the property they are buying and guess what? If a property is a mess and the seller has removed items they were supposed to leave such as washer dryer and refrigerator, it may not close. This is just one scenario. A buyer only has to call escrow and say do not record and the entire process comes to a dead stop. read more

What Do You Think My House Is Worth?

What's my home worth

Just off the top of your head, Ms. Realtor what do you tell me what my house is worth? This is a question that so many people ask. Here is the answer. How can I know what a house is worth off the top of my head? An asset that is worth several hundreds of thousands of dollars or more can just be evaluated in an instant?

The fact that an appraiser comes out and measures your house takes photos inside and out. Then often a lengthy evaluation report of data is completed and a narrative study about the market. The appraiser uses the subject property and interprets data with comparable sales, upgrades and improvements. Other factors can be deferred maintenance and neighborhood factors. If an appraiser is doing 6 appraisals a week, then an appraisal can take 8 hours to complete. read more

A Birthday Celebration

Birthday Celebration

A Birthday Celebration is one of the most wonderful things in life to do. A party just makes everyone smile and who doesn’t like cake? Bright colors, favorite food and good company are all that is needed. Happy Birthday to Elizabeth and I hope she is having the most wonderful time today. A Birthday is a time to honor our journey and remember all it took to get here to this moment.

A birthday celebration is a tradition that brings people closer and creates memories that are built to last. If you know someone who is having a birthday please reach out and let them know you are thinking of them. Happy Birthday everyone :>) read more

Garage Trends and Garage Remodels

Garage Remodel

Garage trends and garage remodels was written previously for another website, by Elizabeth. Having a garage is a big selling point in my experience and they are practical too, especially in cold climates.

Enjoy. — JaCi Wallace

“When I persuaded my husband to buy a Victorian with me in the mid-1990s, it came with a carriage shed. You know, the kind where you put in a buggy that a horse would pull. But we needed a two-car garage. After all, we were living in Minneapolis, where temperatures dip below zero in the winter (and let’s not even talk about windchill). I wanted my vehicle protected from the elements, OK, I said it. read more

Sizzling Advertising Words to Sell Your Home

Sell Your Home

This article below about how to sell your home using sizzling advertising words was previously written by my partner, Elizabeth Weintraub, for another website. This classic advertising advice is timeless, Enjoy. — JaCi

“There is an art to writing attention-grabbing headlines and stimulating ad copy, but I suspect some agents are so busy taking listings these days that few stop to give more than a few moment’s thought to their advertising copy. In older neighborhoods, for example, often the type of home is misidentified. Sometimes I see high-water bungalows identified as Victorians or a Four-Square called a bungalow. That shows the agent is clueless. On top of that, I see lots of ad copy that is vanilla and boring. read more

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