Entries by Brad Litz

Is It Time to Refinance?

By Brad Litz Real Estate Broker, Appraiser & Investor Meridian-Kessler Resident Yes, yes it is. That is an easy question to answer and I think a good follow up to the last of articles about what matters most in an appraisal and ideas for you to increase the value of your home. This doesn’t necessarily […]

The Secondary Spaces That Matter Most

By Brad Litz Real Estate Broker, Appraiser & Investor Meridian Kessler Resident Last month I discussed some of the major areas of the home that could use some updating or renovation and this month I want to discuss the parts of the home that are secondary, but can have a big impact on the livability […]

How Chatting With Your Neighbor or Visiting a Neighborhood Shop Increases Your Property Value.

By Brad Litz Real Estate Broker, Appraiser & Investor Meridian-Kessler Resident I have lived in Meridian-Kessler, and more specifically on Washington Boulevard, for several years now and I find that just being a resident of the neighborhood sparks conversation amongst people that I meet. For those who live outside the area, the conversation typically turns […]

Making Your Home Ready For Sale

By Brad Litz Real Estate Broker, Appraiser & Investor Meridian-Kessler Resident The process of selling your current home can certainly be a trying time, from making your home market ready to accommodating showing times. I like to let people know that when they are selling their house, it is usually going to be a somewhat […]

‘Zestimates’ vs. Fair Market Value

By Brad Litz Real Estate Broker, Appraiser & Investor Meridian-Kessler Resident The website Zillow.com makes its way into my life quite a bit these days, both good and bad, so I thought this forum may be the best place to satisfy curiosity and address the ever so controversial ‘zestimate.’ I love to use the Zillow […]

Understanding a Home Warranty

By Brad Litz Real Estate Broker, Appraiser & Investor Meridian-Kessler Resident With an estimated 80% of residential real estate transactions including a home warranty today, it is important to understand what you are buying. As with most insurance policies, it doesn’t matter much until you need to file a claim, but choosing the right policy […]

The Home Inspection – Friend or Foe?

By Brad Litz Real Estate Broker, Appraiser & Investor Meridian-Kessler Resident A home inspection can make or break a deal and has the propensity to be the most unnerving step in any real estate transaction. Even if you are an attentive homeowner and maintain it well, there are still items that you don’t see on […]

‘Tricks of the Trade’ for Home Renovation

By Brad Litz Real Estate Broker, Appraiser & Investor Meridian-Kessler Resident I have come to realize that most people who engage me in conversation pertaining to real estate lately are most interested in some of the high-profile home renovations that I and my business partner, John Eaton, have undertaken. I give credit for this to […]