Appraisal Over Purchase Price

McMurray home photo

This is a home we closed because of someone we met online. Getting to know Dana was such a joy! She is so funny and has a beautiful family! We trekked all over the North Metro area (with her mom who she clearly gets her spunkiness from ) to find the right home in the right neighborhood in the right … Read More

Off-Market Buy for $30k Under Appraisal

Larissa family home

We closed this home because of someone we met on Facebook. Larissa is such a genuine and kind person and her family is *seriously* adorable! Her children are so cute and sweet! She and her husband were looking for their first home for their two boys to grow and thrive in a great school district with a gorgeous backyard. We … Read More

Cross Country Multi-Generation Move

Rachelle multi-generation home

We met Rachelle on Facebook and she is an always-on-point type of person whom we loved working with for that reason and many others! She called with one of the most intricate cases you could get in a home purchase. She was looking to move her family all the way across the country – and that meant herself, her husband, … Read More

Buy & Sell, Double Closing

Tiny Home to Adorable Ranch

Victoria owned this cute little red cottage where she lived with her kindergartner but she just got MARRIED to a great guy and they needed something more traditional for their  family . We listed her house and were absolutely floored by the inquiries on this adorable “tiny house” esque home near Lake Lanier! Then this adorable ranch with a huge shed on … Read More

Recovering From a Low Appraisal

Now you learn that your dream home is valued at $249,000 — a full $51,000 lower than the asking price! Your lender won’t loan more than the appraisal. So what do you do? What do the appraisers really look at? A common myth about the home appraisal is that curb appeal and general tidiness of the home will help bring … Read More

Home Appraisal Methods

When you apply for a mortgage, your lender typically requires the property to be appraised by one of their approved appraisers. This practice helps create more consistent appraisals and gives you assurance that the appraiser is properly licensed and certified. Even though the home appraisal is the lender’s requirement, it’s the borrower’s responsibility. You usually pay for it as part … Read More

How Home Appraisals Work

You’ve found your dream home. The asking price is $300,000 — an amount you’ve already been pre-approved for by your bank. But is the home really worth that amount? That’s the question at the heart of the home appraisal. The worth, or value of the property, will determine how much a lender is willing to give you to buy that … Read More