Sellers Should Pay All Closing Costs

Ok, this is kinda tricky to explain, so bear with me.

I feel strongly that ultimately the seller should pay for all (actually “most”) closing costs. But not in the way that you might be thinking. And this type of post will lead to the 101 hyper technical “but what if” scenarios (more…)

  • 11
  • February
  • 2010
Posted in Buying Advice, Tax Data, data manipulation | 58 Comments »

Don’t Use Tax Assessments to Value a Home!

FranklyMLS.com now offers in the spreadsheet view a % Difference between the Tax Assessment and the List Price. But I’m here to tell you that I see too many buyers giving TOO MUCH weight to the tax records and tax assessments. (So why offer it? Well cuz you want it anyway).

Problems with Tax Assessments on the MLS:

1) The MLS freezes tax data (more…)

  • 2
  • July
  • 2008
Posted in Buying Advice, Tax Data | 12 Comments »