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Appraisals and how to get 1 to work to your benefit

A bad appraisal can make a house seem like it's worth less than it really is. Independent sellers may not agree with an appraisal, asking whatever they'd like for their home. A bank typically requires an appraisal to give a loan for a home, as with most mortgage lenders. So what happens when a person can't get the money for a home, because the seller is asking more than the appraised value? What can you do if you think a seller is asking too much for the property?

Is a short sale purchase in California the right choice for me?

In many cases, a short sale is the very best option for those on both sides of the fence. For buyers, considering a short sale may be the only way they can acquire the kind of home they want. The option is not for everyone, although there are some benefits to short sale purchases such as the price point and the opportunity of getting the home you want.

Using contingencies for protection when buying a home

When purchasing residential real estate, there is typically a time period between the date when you sign the purchase contract and the date when you sign closing paperwork. Signing a purchasing contract means you agree to buy the home if all requirements in that contract are met. It's common to place contingencies in that contract to protect you from buying a home that is in poor condition or otherwise doesn't meet your needs.

Market conditions and real estate deal deadlines

When shopping for a home, one important thing for a prospective buyer to be mindful of is whether it is currently a buyer's market or a seller's market in the region they are looking to buy a home in. Real estate market conditions can impact many things during a house hunt. One is what sorts of offer amounts a buyer will have to put forward in order to reach a sales agreement with a seller. Another is how likely a failure by a buyer to meet a deadline in a real estate deal would be to cause the deal to fall apart. 

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