Inspection obligations: What, when and by whom?

Answers to common questions regarding  HOME INSPECTIONS for home Buyers and Sellers. The first thing to tackle right after price agreement and signing the contract. This goes as well for an As-IS contract – there’s really no such thing. Source: Inspection obligations: What, when and by whom?

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A Closer Look at Online Home Value Estimates 

Which of these sites will give you the most accurate valuation for your property? None. Appraisers will not use any of them. When it comes to appraisals, they are convenient, but not a substitute. Source: A Closer Look at Online Home Value Estimates |

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Appraisers and Homeowners Sync Up on Value |

In Tampa, appraisers still come up a tad higher. But, I agree that it is still the least predictable. Appraisers and homeowners are syncing up on value, according to the latest Quicken Loans National HPPI. Source: Appraisers and Homeowners Sync Up on Value |

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Zillow vs. RedFin: Which home appraisals are less wrong?

Both Zillow and RedFin will always have a chance to be inaccurate. Homeowners spend thousands to update their kitchen, baths, etc., which surely will not be considered in those estimates. There are other factors to consider including the overall condition of the house – inside and out. The best estimate comes from a person who […]

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Illinois owner sues Zillow over home value estimates

It was bound to happen and even more so in the future. Zestimates are just out of whack. I have many clients who have been thrown-off from the home values coming from this website. The “proprietary formula” which Zillow uses is questionable. Did you know that Zillow no longer receives all these data in “real-time” […]

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Fla.’s median prices, sales, listings rise in May

“Sellers continued to get more of their original asking price at the closing table. Sellers of existing single-family homes in May received 96.2 percent (median percentage) of their original listing price, while those selling townhouse-condo properties received 94.6 percent (median percentage).” Source: Fla.’s median prices, sales, listings rise in May

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