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Home Appraisal FAQs Home Appraisal FAQs

Home appraisals: some frequently asked questions

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Tenant Rights Tenant Rights

You, as a tenant, are entitled to a basic set of rights. If a landlord oversteps certain boundaries and acts in a discriminatory manner, refuses to tell you why he rejected your application to rent the place, or offers you inhospitable rooms to live in, you have every right to press charges if he fails to rectify his behavior.

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When an Evicted Tenant Won't Leave When an Evicted Tenant Won't Leave

By Derren Peters

For a landlord, evicting a tenant is the worst case scenario in a dispute with a tenant. It becomes even worse when the tenant refuses to leave. Both parties have legal rights in this matter, and proper legal procedures must be followed.

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Rebuilding Your Credit After Foreclosure Rebuilding Your Credit After Foreclosure

By Derren Peters

The American Dream of owning a home can become a nightmare when foreclosure occurs. There are no quick fixes, but there are steps you can take to rebuild your credit in the aftermath.

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Importance Of A Home Inspection Importance Of A Home Inspection

By Christina Kelley

You've found the house of your dreams and negotiated the seller down to a price you can manage. There is one more important thing you need to do to make sure you don't end up paying thousands of dollars in hidden costs.

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Home Buying Countdown:The Moving Process Home Buying Countdown:The Moving Process

Unsure about what to do before you buy a house? Here is a step-by-step countdown of what you should do before you buy a house and move in. It will help keep you on track during the home buying process and ensure timely organization of insurance, mortgage and home inspection, general information and guidelines.

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Foreclosure Foreclosure

By Conrad Bastable

When a homeowner defaults on their mortgage, the lender can often obtain a termination of the mortgagor's equitable right of redemption - in other words, the lender can sell the property without the homeowner being able to reclaim it at a later date. The property is then often sold at less-than-Market Value.

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What is the role of an Appraiser? What is the role of an Appraiser?

By Christina Kelley

Real estate is expensive and changes hands much less frequently than most commodities. For this reason, the market value of any particular property is often difficult to determine. The role of a real estate appraiser is to help their clients to systematically determine the market value of a property, which is one of the first steps in a real estate transactions whether you are a buyer or a seller.

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What Does a Buying Agent Do? What Does a Buying Agent Do?

By Derren Peters

The process of buying a home can bring about a dizzying array of contracts, home tours, and haggling. The experience can be daunting even for those who have purchased a home before. A buying agent can ease that stress by walking you through the home buying process.

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The Benefits of Home Ownership Over Renting The Benefits of Home Ownership Over Renting

By Derren Peters

You woke up one day and decided to stop procrastinating and actually purchase a home - one of the biggest, most important investments of your life. Congrats! That's a heady decision! There's a dizzying array of choices in front of you -- Which neighborhood? Which agent? Which lawyer? -- But one of the most significant decisions is whether to rent or buy.

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