I wrote a best-seller for home buyers...you can read it free on Amazon Prime. Best thing to do is to hire an Exclusive Buyer Agent, not a regular buyer's agent. EBAs work for homebuyers only (at no cost to you) so there is no conflict of interest to jeopardize your negotiating position.
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You can contact the listing agent who will be able to help you learn more about that specific property (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). To find an agent, just click on the yellow button on the property's Trulia listing and you will be able to start a dialogue.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything else. I am happy to be a resource for you. Good luck with the search!
You have the right to appeal your taxes. On the back of your tax bill it provides the directions for going through the appeal process. You will need to have recent comparable sales, taking into consideration: location,style of home, square footage, number of rooms, condition, updates, finished be basements, and lot size.
There has been adjustments in the market due to foreclosures but the question is how the city will handle those adjustments. It is more than likely no change will be made until the following year even if you win your appeal.
If your thinking about this be prepared for a lot of work and time.
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An Assessor is not an appraiser, thoght he/she could also have a backgorund in appraisal. A home's value is never ever based ont he assessed value. They are never right on the nose. They are often way high or way low. As a former Tax Assessor, homes are valued int he assessment process based on a number of factors: (1) The budget for the year (2) Sales during the prior year. So, yes, if your lender has an appraiser determine if your asking price is truly the value of the property, the appraiser will review sales that occurred in the past 3 months, and as close to the home as possible. This varies depending on whether the property is located in the city or the country. In the city an appraiser will start with 3 or 4 blocks surrounding the house. In the country they might have to go a mile or even further. The appraiser also ... only compares similiar homes. Ranches to ranches, cape cods to 1-1/2 story homes, etc. MY CONCERN IS BUYING A HOUSE IN BAY VIEW WITHOUT A BASEMENT. You probably will not live in the home forever, and the resale on a house that does not have a basement (in this part of the country) is most difficult to resell. (PS there is a home at 2962 S. KK that you should look at. Not just a rehab, but completed by an interior decorator ...) email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to talk to a Realtor(R).... more