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Is a Pre-Listing Appraisal Needed When Listing Your Home for Sale In Temecula or Murrieta CA?

September 22nd, 2014 • By: admin Real Estate, Temecula

Being a homeowner that is ready to list their home for sale in Murrieta or Temecula CA, you should ask yourself if you need to get a pre-listing appraisal from a state licensed appraiser to compare to a Realtors findings, or only the advice of a Realtor? Sometimes the appraiser will use only closed sales and that doesn’t get the whole picture. We use close sales and analyze active listings, pending sales and data trends also. This would help indicate pockets of homes that are increasing in value, getting you the best price for your home.

Having an appraiser to do a pre-listing appraisal and also represent you as an advocate of your home when you sell might be the best idea.

If the pre-listing appraiser is available and involved when the buyers or banks appraiser comes through would be a great idea. The pre-listing appraiser or consultant will be able to communicate with the buyers appraiser, appraiser to appraiser in the same format or guidelines and using the same appraisal forms and techniques. Almost like speaking the same language as a local appraiser to another.

If you need advice in the Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Winchester or Menifee areas, give us a call. We can help. 951-676-8207

Temecula Pre-Listing Appraisal Services

September 4th, 2014 • By: admin Temecula

We have been providing Pre-Listing Appraisals in Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar and Winchester CA. for over 20 years. Using an experienced appraiser to determine your market value prior to listing your home for sale will provide you and your agent with an accurate valuation of your home. The pre-listing appraisal is much more accurate than the typical CMA a real estate agent alone will provide.

Using detailed data analysis we will provide you with a realistic price in which to start a listing agreement. You do not want to be over priced and not attractive to buyers and you do not want to leave your equity to someone else. You want the most accurate valuation to maximize profit and minimize time on the market. Having a local appraiser in the Temecula, Murrieta or Menifee area look at your value, could result in additional thousands in your pocket.

If you are looking for a Temecula, CA. Pre-Listing Appraisal please call 951-676-8207 any time.

FHA Updates Single Family Handbook

September 3rd, 2014 • By: admin FHA

The Federal Housing Administration posted four draft appraiser-specific policy documents that will be part of the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook. FHA specifically encourages FHA Roster appraisers, and mortgagee staffs that underwrite appraisals, to submit feedback through September 2.

VA Officials Enlist Realtors® to Recruit Home Appraisers

September 3rd, 2014 • By: admin General

WASHINGTON (May 16, 2014) – The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking steps to improve services for active and former military service members who are ready to buy a home, said officials from the VA Home Loan Guaranty program yesterday at an agency briefing for Realtors® during the Realtor® Party Convention & Trade Expo.

The VA Home Loan Guaranty program has guaranteed more than 20 million mortgages to American veterans, with a total loan volume of over one trillion dollars. Realtors® are strong supporters of… Read More

January Divorce

January 4th, 2013 • By: admin Divorce Appraisals

Why January

The New Year is a time for making changes to improve our lives.

For many in unhappy marriages, one of those changes is divorce. January has long been a popular month for divorce filings.

Professional lives slow down during the holidays, and people focus on family, togetherness and traditions. But simmering below the holiday cheer is grave disappointment for some.

Spouses may not live up to expectations. Or one too many drinks at a Christmas party could lead to inappropriate gestures or remarks, which, for those who have been unhappy for a long time, could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Some couples have decided to keep up appearances for one last holiday season as an intact family.

“I’ve had a lot of people retain me and say, ‘Don’t file the papers until the first of the year,'” says Henry S. Gornbein, P.A., and Partner at Gornbein, Fletcher & Smith, PLLC, a family law firm in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.