Clients often ask me about the different between a Property Tax Assessment with an Appraisal value.  If you are considering buying or selling a home, it’s important that you understand the each of these because they can often be considerably different. Your local Tax Assessor’s office establishes an assessed value on homes and uses a combined total to calculate the tax rate, i.e. the millage rate.  The local government determines your home’s worth by reassessing the homes in the area you live in periodically.  This is usually done every few years.  While this is specific to your area, it is NOT specific to your home. AnRead More →

Everyone becomes passionate about buying a new home.  Why shouldn’t they, right?  After all, it’s your personal space.  It’s your safety zone.  It’s your place to get away from the world.  It’s where you have your family and all of your personal belongings.  What’s not emotional about that?  However, bringing your emotions into the search for a home can lead to the loss of a significant amount of money as well as the possible purchase of a number of problems.  How do you get the home of your dreams without the money pit? Set a price range that is within your budget.  Make sure youRead More →