The Elements of Location
When you are in the market for a home, how should you evaluate the properties that appeal to you? There is an old cliché about the three most important factors of a piece of property--location, location and location.
Some neighborhoods have a certain distinction that attracts buyers, but there are other factors to take into account. A house in the best part of town may have a few points subtracted if it is located on a busy street. There are buyers who would like to be close to schools, shopping, and churches, but don't want to live across the street from these facilities. You may want an easy commute to your job, but would not consider a location close to the "on" ramp for the major route into town. A location close to a airport could be convenient if you are a commercial pilot, but could make it difficult to sell even the most wonderful house.
As you balance all of the factors, remember that a location liability which gets you a great house at a reasonable price will probably require you to pass a similar savings on to future buyers.
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Appraisals have been a difficult topic in a down real estate market. Remember we need to sell your house to 3 people: the buyer, their realtor, and most importantly the appraiser. Recently, after selling a glenview home, I met an appraiser at the property. This gentleman was from Romeoville, IL. He was not from the area, did not know our local market, and in my opinion had no business attempting to appraise this home. The Marla Schneider Team is very experienced in dealing with an issue such as this. Under this circumstance we need to do the appraisers job for him. When we meet him at the property, we provide him with current comparable sales, and actives that will justify the sale price. Many transactions in the Northshore of Chicago have fallen apart due to low appraisals. I can confidently say that we have never had a deal fall through due to an appraisal. Experience and knowledge is why we are the best.
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