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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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How to deal with a low appraisal? - 11/08/07 08:18 AM
Low appraisals can happen in any marketplace hot, cold and neutral. In buyers market when prices are soft or falling, sellers are concerned that the home will bring a low appraisal. In sellers markets, multiple offer situations often drive up the purchase price higher than any comparable sales in the area, so sellers worry the appraisals will come in low. There are several reasons why appraisals come in low. For example declining market values due to fewer buyers shopping among a larger inventory of homes may lead to a low appraisal. Or your appraisal can be low because of distressed home sales (0 comments)
Tips for Selling Your Home for the Maximum Value - 11/08/07 08:16 AM
That is quite obvious that every seller when selling his property wants to get the absolute maximum value possible on the sale. But what can be done to ensure that you are not selling for less? If you want to sell your home for the maximum value, think about your homes location first. The location of your home will actually have a significant impact on the value of your house, and will dictate approximately how high or low your initial asking price should be. If there's an empty lot next door, find out if there are any plans to develop that space (1 comments)
Home Valuation - 11/08/07 08:15 AM
There are several ways to determine the value of a home. One of them is an appraisal. An appraisal is a professional estimate of a property's market value, based on recent sales of comparable properties, location, square footage and construction quality. This service varies in cost depending on the price of the home. On average, an appraisal costs about $300 for a $250,000 house. One more way to determine the value of a home is a comparative market analysis. It is an informal estimate of market value based on similar sales and property attributes. You can use the results of it when (1 comments)
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