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There is a lot that goes into the buying and selling of a home Not only are there many steps to take but it can feel like there is a report for everything. It’s easy to forget what they are or why they are necessary.

Three processes that seem similar to home buyers are the home inspection, comparative market analysis, and the appraisal.

Here’s what each them is and how they are different:

First, let’s look at the home inspection.

The home inspection

What it is:

This is probably the one you are most familiar with and have heard the most about. During a home inspection, an inspector is paid to come and test all of the appliances, outlets, plumbing as well as the heating and cooling system.

What this information is for:  

This information is for you the buyer, It is to help make a well-informed decision as to whether the investment you are making is worth the current state of the home. Whether there be repairs that will have to be made or replacements that will need to happen down the line.

The custom market analysis or CMA

What it is:

A sales report your real estate compiles using data they have exclusive access to. This data is compiled into a database used solely by other real estate agents.

What this information is for:

A CMA is used by you and your agent to determine if an asking/selling price is fair. You’ll be able to compare the pricing to other listings and conclude whether it is higher, lower or on par with other offers. This is incredibly useful no matter which end of the spectrum you plan on selling or buying.

An appraisal

What it is: A licensed appraiser comes to visit the home and inspect it solely for value. This is determined by the location, state of and surroundings of the home. Your potential home will be compared to other similar properties in the area to come to a conclusive value.

What this information is for:

The final approval of your mortgage terms by your lender. If the determined value is much lower than your offering price you can be declined a mortgage.

As you can see, each of these processes has varying impact on the final purchase of your home. The information obtained from a home inspection is up to solely your discretion. That gathered from the CMA helps you to determine where the asking price of a home is sitting in comparison to others on the market. And in turn, whether you’ve got a really great deal on your hands or an inflated price. And lastly, perhaps the most important is the appraisal. The information gathered from this process is what your lender uses to determined whether or not to lend you the requested amount.


Problems with the soil are one of the main reasons that the vegetables or fruits do not yield as expected. Gardeners with inadequate knowledge about the land then apply ineffective means to solve these soil issues. These methods, however, do not produce any tangible results. Here are some common soil issues that many gardening enthusiasts face as well as how to go about correcting them:

1. Inadequate organic matter. When a piece of land has been raising crops for long without manure, the soil’s natural strength will decline. This loss of nutrients will manifest in various ways like poor water holding capacity, failing crops, and minimal organic activities. You can fix low soil organic matter by adding manure to the soil. Use only fully decomposed compost to enable plants to absorb the soil nutrient fully. You can also plant cover crops. Avoid tilling wet soil and practice crop rotation.

2. Excessively Dry Soil. Dryness is typical to sandy soil. You can prevent your garden soil from drying out too quickly by adding manure. The manure will increase water retention capacity and also help the dirt to retain nutrient. You should only use fully decomposed compost. It will help improve water retention and reduce water loss by evaporation.

3. Excessively Acidic Soil. This poor soil condition usually happens when there is excessive use of nitrogen-based fertilizer, high rainfall and a vast population of evergreen trees in the area. You can fix acidic soil in your garden by adding lime in a controlled amount, depending on the type of land as well as the present pH levels. Wood ash also works to reduce soil acidity, however, in more controlled levels as too much can make the soil more basic which is also inferior. Growing acidic soil tolerant plants is also a good idea to provide natural support for the land.

4. Soil with Excess Sodium Content (Excess Salinity). Excessive salinity is typical in low lying areas close to waterfalls as well as semi-arid climates. Testing the land is the best way to confirm that the soil has excess sodium content. The best remedy is to add elemental gypsum and sulfur. The addition depends on the type of dirt and how serious the issue is. Talk to a soil expert before use.

Having good soil is a prerequisite for great gardening, or else most of your efforts will be in vain. If you are planting a garden without knowing the soil type, visit a landscape expert to help you access your garden soil and recommend professional solutions for you.


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34 Fair Lane, Raynham, MA 02767

Single-Family

$599,900
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
WELCOME HOME!!! This magnificent 11 room home sits beautifully on 1.26 acres in an executive subdivision on a nice quiet cul-de sac. If you have discerning taste, you will appreciate the expansive custom kitchen w/SS appliances, double oven, compactor, wine cooler, large pantry, dual dishwasher situated around a magnificent 9' granite island. The first floor boasts gleaming hardwood floors, formal dining room with wainscoting and crown molding, with wide open rooms drenched with natural sunlight; sure to be the entertainer's dream. The large family room with vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace are certain to bring much enjoyment. First floor home office. The composite deck with gas grill plumbed in is perfect for those summer cookouts. The master suite offers California Closets and an expansive master bath. All bedrooms are well sized. Featuring: central vac, central air, irrigation, security system, storage shed and much more. Easy access to all routes. First showings OH 4/14 11-1
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April 14 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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34 Fair Lane, Raynham, MA 02767

Single-Family

$599,900
Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
WELCOME HOME!!! This magnificent 11 room home sits beautifully on 1.26 acres in an executive subdivision on a nice quiet cul-de sac. If you have discerning taste, you will appreciate the expansive custom kitchen w/SS appliances, double oven, compactor, wine cooler, large pantry, dual dishwasher situated around a magnificent 9' granite island. The first floor boasts gleaming hardwood floors, formal dining room with wainscoting and crown molding, with wide open rooms drenched with natural sunlight; sure to be the entertainer's dream. The large family room with vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace are certain to bring much enjoyment. First floor home office. The composite deck with gas grill plumbed in is perfect for those summer cookouts. The master suite offers California Closets and an expansive master bath. All bedrooms are well sized. Featuring: central vac, central air, irrigation, security system, storage shed and much more. Easy access to all routes. First showings OH 4/14 11-1
Open House
Sunday
April 14 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Come tour this stellar home! Send your buyers all cards honored!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 34 Fair Lane, Raynham, MA 02767    Get Directions

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