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boosting home value during an appraisal

Five years ago, my husband and I flipped our first house. That project was one of the biggest learning experiences of my life. We had to find our way through a complicated project without losing the money that we had invested. One thing that we learned about was getting appraisals done on properties. Unfortunately, we had to learn this lesson the hard way. We didn't have an appraisal done before we started the renovation and when we finished, the value of the home didn't increase enough to give us the profit we wanted. Since then, we learned what projects will boost the value during an appraisal and what won't.

Don’t Miss The Hidden Gems In Your Deceased Grandparent’s Estate

17 October 2016
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If you have been tasked with cleaning out your recently deceased grandparent's estate, then you should make sure you don't throw out or donate any hidden gems. Of course you won't throw out actually gemstones and jewelry, but there are other things of value that you should set aside and bring to an appraiser. To the untrained eye, many things might not have value, which is why it's important to consult an expert. Read More …

3 Ways To Estimate Value For Your Inherited Art

18 April 2016
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Did you recently inherit a piece of artwork? Are you interested in estimating the value, possibly because you want to sell the art in the near future? Value can always be subjective and ambiguous for art. One person may view a piece of artwork as extremely valuable, while another may have less interest in the piece. However, there are indicators you can use to come up with a fairly accurate estimate. Read More …

3 Tips To Help You Start Coin Collecting With Modern Coins

12 February 2016
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If you would like to start collecting coins, there are some things that you may want to know first, such as the different metal percentages in coinage.  You may also want to start your collection the easy way, by buying coins that have been minted in recent years. There are many modern coins that can be a good start to your collection. Here are some tips to help you get started building your coin collection with modern coins: Read More …

What Can You Do Before And After An Appraisal?

23 July 2015
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A low appraisal can cause problems for both the homeowner and potential buyers. If your home appraised value is low, buyers could be forced to walk if their mortgage lenders are not willing to fund a home below the set appraisal limit needed for a loan. If you are worried about receiving a low appraisal, here are some things you can do before and after the appraisal.  Provide the Appraiser With Relevant Information Read More …