What if my home doesn’t appraise?

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This question has become a frequent one! Thanks to continued low inventory, and increased competition among buyers driving up contract prices, we’ve started having this conversation more often. Yes, it’s possible your home will not appraise at the contracted price. While this does not happen often, it does happen from time to time. It’s good to know what options you have …

On the bright side…

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While the Covid-19 pandemic has certainly caused pain in many ways for our community, there are a few positive things that have resulted from this pandemic on a longer term scale for the real estate market. Raising the marketing bar Just about every single listing you see now offers professional photography, and maybe even a virtual tour or interactive photos. …

How much are closing costs?

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As a home buyer, it is important to know how much your closing costs will be on closing day. What are closing costs? Financing a home isn’t as simple as having just the down payment. There are some costs associated with the purchase too. In the industry we call these ‘closing costs’. We talk about these costs like they’re one …

7 Tips to Spruce Up Your Home This Spring

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Raise your hand if you pictured rolling into spring with orders from the government to stay at home. Anyone? Bueller? How crazy is our new normal!? Since you ARE stuck at home, you might as well tackle those pesky spring home maintenance chores now so when this whole thing blows over (and it will, thank you social distancing) you can …

What is COVID-19 going to do to the real estate market?

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So, just what is COVID-19 going to do to the real estate market? We’ve been asked this question several times over the last few weeks, and it’s certainly been on our minds, too. The market has certainly changed some from our last market update early in the year. The truth is, we just don’t know the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on …

So you want to write an offer?

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YAY! Have you done your homework? We’re talking… financing specifics, the closing date, home warranties and earnest money. These are the top things we recommend you do some research on when, or even before, you’re ready to write an offer! Financing Cash, conventional, FHA or VA? Depending on how you plan to finance your home purchase (or not), your options …

Let’s talk paid receipts and lien waivers

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Oh, we picked a fun topic for you this week. Let’s talk paid receipts and lien waivers. Oh my! Are these documents exciting? Yeah, right. Are they necessary? You betcha! Remember the last time you sold your home, and your trusted real estate professionals at KBCO made you round up a bunch of paid receipts and lien waivers? Believe it …

A Day in the Life

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Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes to check out a day in the life of a Realtor®? Today’s your lucky day! We’re going to give you some insight on what it’s like to walk in our shoes. From the outside Sometimes, it seems like everyone and their mom either wants to be a Realtor® or has considered …

Crunch Time

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Picture this. It’s Sunday night.. You’ve found the perfect home you didn’t know you needed. You wrote an offer, and now you’re under contract! But, now you realize you need to get your current home market-ready in only one week. EEK! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out our top tips and tricks for getting your home market-ready in only …