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The Truth About Zillow's Zestimate Tool

Posted by Alan Tucker on July 06, 2020 in  General Real Estate
According to Zillow’s website: “The Zestimate® home valuation model is Zillow’s estimate of a home's market value. The Zestimate incorporates public and user-submitted data, taking into account home facts, location, and market conditions. It is not an appraisal and it should be used as a starting point.”  This is very important to note that The Zestimate is not used by banks or lenders to determine the property value for the mortgage. There is still a need for a licensed appraiser t... read more
Real estate agents are constantly working to improve their relationship with their clients and working hard to ensure that all of their client’s home buying and selling needs are taken care of! That said, have you ever wondered about a few things that you can do as the client to further improve your relationship with your agent and help yourself in the process? If so, then look no further than these helpful tips: first, understand that communication is crucial in real estate, and be sure to let your agent kno... read more
Summer is in full swing, and that means warm temperatures and much needed vacations! However, summer can also be a great time to spend some time renovating your home, and we have a few project ideas that you can accomplish in just a weekend! First, consider upgrading the windows in your home—windows that can help your home to be more energy efficient and ease the burden on your wallet when it comes time to pay your electric bill! Second, spend some time repairing or replacing damaged or worn-out sections of f... read more
If you’re looking to buy a new home, then you almost certainly have at least a few things in mind that you feel that you want/need to have in your new home! That said, your budget can sometimes hinder your ability to find everything you want in a home, and that’s where the ability to prioritize what you need comes into play! A great place to start creating your list of what you absolutely have to have to envision your dream home and then work backwards! Second, you’ll want to consider what life ch... read more
Summer is just around the corner and, depending on where you live, may feel like it’s already here! You may have done some spring renovations or cleaning in your home, but there are still plenty of ways to improve your home in the summer! First and foremost, letting in more natural light in your home is a great way to brighten your home and embrace the summer sun! In addition, if you have any pieces of your home that are accentuated by heavy, dark fabrics, consider trading these in for lighter, brighter color... read more
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