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Creating a Paradise Right in Your Backyard: An Interview with Maria Von Brincken Landscape Garden Design Creating a Paradise Right in Your Backyard: An Interview with Maria Von Brincken Landscape Garden Design

By Kristen Bosse

We interview Maria Von Brincken about her landscape garden design company and how her true enjoyment for her work allows her to create spaces of paradise for her customers.

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Power Purchase Agreements And Selling Your Home Power Purchase Agreements And Selling Your Home

By Tabitha Jean Naylor

In November 2012, Massachusetts approved a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Cape Wind and NStar. Find out more about this innovative way of receiving solar power inside.

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Appraisal.  Assessment.  What's the Difference?  Why Does it Matter? Appraisal. Assessment. What's the Difference? Why Does it Matter?

By Eleanor Boschert

Appraisal. Assessment. They're both crucial to determining the value of your home, but how are they different? We highlight the usefulness and distinction of each, and when you should expect to receive them.

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What Does an Appraiser Do? What Does an Appraiser Do?

By Chris Piraino

A home appraiser is a person who looks over your house and decides how much it and the property is worth through a series of examinations and by looking at the surrounding neighborhood. Appraisers are usually certified or licensed by the state that they work in, and usually work for a lender. An appraiser can be called to appraise a house for a number of reasons, including obtaining a loan, contest property taxes, buying a house, and to settle an estate.

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What is Included in an Appraisal Report? What is Included in an Appraisal Report?

Appraisals are vital reports in the real estate market, because they are relevant to buyers, sellers, and lenders. The value that an appraiser determines in their appraisal report ultimately sets the guideline for what a lender is likely willing to lend to a potential buyer. Given that is such an important element of any real estate transaction, it is useful to know what a typical appraisal report contains. Here are more details about the contents of an appraisal report.

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What Exactly Do Real Estate Appraisers Do? What Exactly Do Real Estate Appraisers Do?

By Steve Belakonis

A real estate appraisal aims to pinpoint a property's market value for your lender, as well as other relevant information related to a sale process, but what actually happens in an appraisal?

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Home Appraisals: Why Do You Need One? Home Appraisals: Why Do You Need One?

By Lisa Jones

For most Americans a house will be the biggest purchase of their lives, and with such large figures at stake lenders need to be extra sure they can avoid enormous losses. This is where the appraisal comes in, as that little bit of "extra" certainty.

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What is a Home Appraisal? What is a Home Appraisal?

By Kathy Dwyer-Hydorn

Whether you're putting your home on the market, or receiving a loan to purchase the house of your dreams, an appraisal is a vital part of the process.

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What If The Appraisal Comes Back Low? What If The Appraisal Comes Back Low?

You negotiated the price, drew up all the contracts, and bought champagne for the closing. Then the appraisal came back lower than the sale price. Now what?

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Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection

By Lesley Freese

A licensed professional is combing through your home, taking note of its size and amenities, jotting down observations about the condition of the property.

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