An appraisal is a report created by a qualified individual giving an estimated value of your home. This term is interchangeable for both the report itself and the process by which the estimate is obtained.Continue Reading

The real estate market is typically very strong between March and September. However, selling a home is also influenced by a variety of other factors, not just time of year. Whatever the right time is for you, P.A.M.S. will assist you in obtaining the broadest possible market.Continue Reading

Comparables, otherwise known as comps, are recently sold properties that are similar to your house in size, location and amenities. They help the appraiser determine a fair market value.Continue Reading

Homeowners associations are commonly found in subdivisions, gated communities and other types of planned developments such as townhouses and condominiums. They typically include a monthly or annual fee. HOAs are in charge of upkeep for communal areas in addition to enforcing set rules all residents are expected to follow.Continue Reading

It’s not required, but our agents WILL suggest it! Final walk-throughs give buyers a chance to make sure nothing had changed since their first visit. If repairs were requested, as part of the offer, a follow-up visit ensures that everything is squared-away, as expected, per the terms of the contract.Continue Reading

Sellers can flat-out accept or reject an initial offer. But there a third path that is quite common, sellers can initiate a counteroffer. Remember this: a deal isn’t dead until it’s dead. So, if a counteroffer is proffered by the seller, you’re still in the game. You and your agentContinue Reading

ABSOLUTY AND YES! Home inspections are required if you plan on financing your home with an FHA or VA loan. For other mortgage programs, inspections are not required. However, home inspections are highly recommended because they can reveal defects in the home that are not easily detected. Home inspections bringContinue Reading