Gene is correct. You never want to get an appraisal on a home until you're locked in on it. However, if you are going through a lender, you'll be paying for a home appraisal anyway. On the other hand an appraisal goes beyond just knowing if you're getting a good deal or not. You will be paying taxes on your property soon and the value will of a home will determine how much you pay.
But aside from an appraisal, I hope you find a home in a good environment. Enjoy your weekend.
Appraisals By Michael
I would happy to assist and show you the home you are interested in and any others. Please feel free to give me a call.
Solid Source Realty Inc
No matter what you do, "DO NOT" do an appraisal first, . Until you have it under contract, there is no need to spend that kind of money on an appraisal, not to mention your lender is going to require an appraisal anyway so you will end up paying for it twice. A good agent will be able to provide you comps to know if you are getting a good deal or not. No point in paying $400-$450 out of pocket twice.
Give me a call today! I can get your appraisal started today so that you can make sure your not over paying when placing an offer on your new home or over priced when selling your home. For more information call me (404) 955-9997 and you can check out my email at http://www.appraisalsbymichael.com.
You should always know the value of the home you're selling and moving into. You definitely don't want to pay a certain amount of taxes on a home that isn't even worth that lump sum of money.
Good Luck with your transition!
Appraisals By Michael
Be weary of any agent willing to take you to see a house before they have spoken to you and verified how you plan to buy the property, ie. financing over CASH. Any good agent worth working with is going to want to verify your ability to purchase the house first and that is OK because you want an agent who is experienced and knows what they are doing helping you. Most good agents are busy working with other clients so they will require to see that you are capable of buying the property before they put you in the car. Lastly, the odds that the house will be available in 2 months when you are ready to buy is not realistic so please do not get your hopes up if you do go see the house. Please let me know if you have any other questions that I can assist you with.
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Listing, REO & Short Sale Specialist
Chapman Hall Realty
6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Suite 120
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30328
Keller Williams Cityside
Keller Williams Realty
Email or text me the address and I will research status of property. I'd be happy to help get you into your home in the next 2 months.
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