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Why is an Appraisal Important When Buying or Selling a Home?

One the biggest components in buying a home when a lender is involved includes an appraisal. If you buy a home with cash and sometimes with a conventional loan, you can bypass this step. With an FHA loan and an VA loan, you cannot.  What is an appraisal?  In simple terms and Appraisal is a valuation of property.  An appraisal ordered for the purchase of a home is to determine if the price agreed upon by seller and buyer is acceptable by the lending institution. If an appraisal comes in low, the lender will likely decline to fund the deal. Unless the buyer is willing to come to the contracted price the deal to purchase can fall apart.  So what happens if the Appraisal come in Low? Sometimes a buyer will pay over the appraised value in order to buy the home. Sometimes the seller will lower the contracted price to the appraised value in order for the deal to continue. Sometimes the deal falls apart.  Loan types will determine what you can do as a buyer to get past the low appraisal. A con

Honey Soy Chicken with Thai Peanut Noodles


This is what I served for dinner last night. It was amazing. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!



What You Need:

4-6 Chicken Thighs (We cooked two split breasts too.)
1/2 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Light Soy Sauce
1 Tbl. Ground Ginger
2 Tbl. Garlic
Pepper to Taste
Large Ziploc Bag
Aluminum Foil
One Box of Thai Peanut Noodles

What to Do:

Mix marinade. This includes the honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and pepper. Place in large Ziploc bag and marinate overnight to thirty minutes. Reserve marinade.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

Place Chicken on baking sheet and cover with aluminum foil. Cook thighs covered for thirty minutes. Uncover, baste after twenty minutes with marinade. You should see runoff from your chicken forming a gooey goodness on the bottom of the pan. Using your marinade brush, scoop some of this from the pan and baste onto chicken. Cover and continue cooking for ten more minutes.

Uncover your chicken. Cook until internal temperature reaches 165. 

While waiting on the chicken to cook, prepare Thai Peanut Noodle to specifications located on its box.

I love this large pot/dish my hubby got for me over Christmas. Someone told me it's a paella dish but I'm not sure.

Enjoy!

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