What is a Home Appraisal & Who Pays For It?
For homebuyers financing their purchase with a mortgage, a home appraisal is often a required step of the process in order to get an approved loan ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 10, 2022
How To Design Your Dream Home
When you design your own home from the ground up, the sky’s the limit when it comes to design. You get to choose the architectural style, the ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 9, 2022
How Construction Loans Work
When you buy a home, you can usually rely on a standard mortgage to pay for it. But when you build your home from the ground up, a regular mortgage ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 8, 2022
How To Hire A Home Builder
Building a home is a huge investment of time and money. The exciting part: You’ll get exactly what you want in your dream home. But building ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 5, 2022
How To Perfect Your Living Room Furniture Layout
Your living room isn't just a place to sit in your free time. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic called for work and school to take place at home, a ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 4, 2022
How Long To Keep Tax Records And More: A Checklist
Unless you live in a Hollywood Hills mansion, you probably don't have space to store years of tax and insurance paperwork, warranties, and repair ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 3, 2022
Why Might A Listings Square Footage Differ From The Appraisal
If you're buying a home, the listing likely includes the square footage, a key selling point. But if you make an offer that's accepted and you've ...
Posted by Mark Ross on June 2, 2022
A Homeowners Guide To Oregon Property Taxes
Oregon residents may not pay sales tax, but property taxes are fact of life for homeowners in the state. The good news is that it’s easy to ...
Posted by Mark Ross on May 16, 2022
5 Reasons Pending Sales Fall Through In Real Estate
When a home’s status changes to sale pending, it means the seller has accepted the buyer’s offer and both parties are ready to move ...
Posted by Mark Ross on May 15, 2022
How Do I Find Property Lines?
You may feel confident that you know your property lines just by looking at your house and yard. The neighbor's fence and where you mow your grass ...
Posted by Mark Ross on May 10, 2022
How To Deal With Unsolicited Offers
If you’re one of those lucky people who own a home in a “hot” area, it’s a pretty sweet feeling. You made a good real estate ...
Posted by Mark Ross on May 4, 2022
The Life Altering Upsides Of Living In A Too Small House
There’s nothing special about our home in Provo, UT. Built in 1943 amid many blocks of similar-looking World War II cottages, the floor plan ...
Posted by Mark Ross on April 13, 2022
What Is A Tax Sale Property And How Do Tax Sales Work?
Normally when you buy a house, you don’t want a home with any outstanding liens against it (that’s also why you pay for a title company). ...
Posted by Mark Ross on April 11, 2022
How To Evict A Family Member Or Friend With No Lease
Thinking about evicting a family member with no lease? If you’re feeling more than a bit guilty over the prospect—well, don’t be so ...
Posted by Mark Ross on April 1, 2022
How To Check For a Lien On Your Property
Is there a lien on my property?” If this is something you’re wondering about, then you’ll definitely want to find out, pronto. You ...
Posted by Mark Ross on March 28, 2022
What is Dual Agency?
In a hot seller's market, a homebuyer will try just about anything to get a leg up on the competition and – when possible – strike a deal ...
Posted by Mark Ross on March 11, 2022
What Is A Duplex?
You like the idea of owning a home, but you feel you may be missing out on an opportunity to earn money at the same time. If only there were a way to ...
Posted by Mark Ross on March 8, 2022
Are There Fees For Canceling A Real Estate Agent Contract?
You did the research, found a real estate agent you thought was right for the job, and signed an agreement to let the pro list your property. But if ...
Posted by Mark Ross on February 28, 2022