March 15, 2022

FAQ: Don’t Get Caught Off Guard by Closing Costs

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard by Closing Costs | MyKCM

As a homebuyer, it’s important to plan and budget for the expenses you’ll encounter when you purchase a home. While most people understand the need to save for a down payment, a recent survey found 41% of homebuyers were surprised by their closing costs. Here’s some information to help you ...

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March 4, 2022

FAQ - How Does a Rent-Back Work?

A seller remaining in a property being sold for any amount of time after closing of the sale, whether it's days, weeks, or even just hours, is commonly called a "rent-back". The intent is to give the seller some extra time in their departing residence for logistical purposes.

For ...

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Posted in Buying, FAQ, Selling
Feb. 1, 2022

Solar Panels | Is It Worth It?

MVP's perspective comes from clients who have purchased solar, both several years ago and more recently. Word is, the prices the solar sales companies have been quoting have increased significantly and they have incorporated unique financing terms into their pitches. Surely the price and sale pressure has increased lately ...

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Oct. 22, 2021

FAQ - Inspection: Buyer Response Options

After the home buyer has completed the home inspection with their licensed home inspector, the Inspection Addendum to the Purchase and Sale Agreement gives he buyer a few options. We'll line them out below, and Matthew provides a detailed explanation in the following video.

Here are the available options ...

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Jan. 27, 2021

New Year, New Changes: What Can Homeowners Expect With Biden's Presidency?

With President Biden now in the white house, all eyes have been on his policy changes. What will they have planned for the housing market in 2021 and beyond?

Let's look at what we know so far.

Sights set on more high-density, multi-family construction – Last year didn't ...

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Jan. 26, 2021

What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?

What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection? | MyKCM

If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy. In most cases, an appraisal is ordered by the lender to confirm or verify the value of the home ...

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Dec. 30, 2020

Deck or Patio? Composite, Wood, or Concrete?

Wood Deck

Wood deck, composite deck, or patio. Which is better for resale? Which is easier on the pocketbook?

Wood Decks

Here in the Pacific Northwest the addition of an outdoor deck has always provided one of the highest rates of return on your home improvement investment at about 70%. That being ...

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Jan. 25, 2020

FAQ - Why Make a Back-up Offer?

Why should I make a back-up offer on a property already Pending? Why not just wait until the home comes back to market if the current buyer doesn't complete the purchase?

When you make a backup offer, if accepted the seller holds your offer in second position and commits ...

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Oct. 16, 2019

FAQ - Inspection: Buyer Counters Seller

So, what happens if the buyer rejects the seller's response to their inspection demands and offers a counter proposal? MVP Realty Group CEO, Matthew Plummer, explains.

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