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“Jeremy helped us find our perfect lake property! It has character, a great sunset view and it was level to the lake. Sometimes finding the property of your dreams and agreeing on a price is the easy part of buying a home. In our case, we had a number of obstacles to overcome before we could close and Jeremy worked through each challenge with patience and a positive attitude. He demonstrated his expertise time and again, dug into the details to solve problems and was amazingly resourceful and responsive. He brought integrity, kindness and candor to every interaction and that meant the world to us. Eve our real estate attorney commented on Jeremy's competency and character. We remain on friendly terms with the prior owners of the property and to us that is the definition of success. We enthusiastically recommend Jeremy Mavis and the team at Woodland Developments and Realty. ”
Marianne Parker, March 2021


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What Buyers Should Know About Appraisals

Posted: January 28, 2020

Typically, if you're buying a house, you'll be required to have it appraised before your loan closes. Part of the reason for this is to ensure you're paying a fair price for the property. Another is to protect your lender's investment - since they're going to be assuming most of the risk. Either way, it's a good idea to have a third-party, unbiased, professional assessment of the property. Appraisal Institute president, Stephen S. Wagner MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, certainly thinks so. He says it's important that anyone getting an appraisal know the purpose of having one. "When hiring a valuation professional, clients should first understand the role of an appraiser," Wagner said. "The appraiser's role is to provide objective, impartial, and unbiased opinions about the value of real property - helping those who own, manage, sell, invest in, and lend money on the security of real estate." Wagner suggests asking certain questions to make sure your appraiser is highly qualified. For example, asking about an appraiser's experience, licenses, certification, and clientele can help you avoid any potential issues that could affect the closing of the loan. More here.