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If You Price Your Home Like Fro-Yo, You’re Gonna Get Licked!

Many home owners and real estate agents price homes based solely upon a price per sq. ft. metric. This method can work, but it's an easy way to get it wrong! I discuss this in my article.

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Common FHA Violations

Selling or buying a home? Need to know if it will pass an FHA inspection without any violations? This article discusses some common FHA violations seen in many homes.

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Yes, There Is Mold in Your Home! When Does It Affect Value?

How does mold remediation work? When does mold impact the market value of a home?

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Does Being Located in A FEMA Flood Zone Impact Value?

Do you know if your home is in a FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)? Does it make a value difference? I recently appraised a home in which the lot was located in numerous flood zones.  In fact, I see this on a fairly regular basis.  The answer to the opening question regarding value is… Continue reading Does Being Located in A FEMA Flood Zone Impact Value?

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Why Having Functional Gutters and Downspouts Is So Important

  When I was a teenager, I drove a lot of old cars because I couldn't afford a new one. I also did most of the work on them to try to save money. Early on, I learned a valuable lesson when it comes to repairs. Always start diagnosing a problem by checking the inexpensive things… Continue reading Why Having Functional Gutters and Downspouts Is So Important