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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

Vanilla Pudding Blueberry Lime Cake

I had to do something with my blueberries today and because the third gallon of milk I bought last week curdled, I had to figure out a way to make a cake with no milk. This is my version and it turned out very tasty. 


What You Need: 

1 1/2 cup self rising flour 
1 tsp salt
Juice and zest of 1 Lime
1 1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup of butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
2 small containers vanilla pudding 

What to Do:

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Spray bundt pan with cooking spray (or you can make a flat cake, muffins, etc.)

In a small bowl add flour, salt, zest of one lime. Set aside.

Wisk together your butter until fluffy. 
Cream butter with sugar.
Add eggs one at a time.
Add cinnamonand lime juice lime juice.
Mix in 1/2 of the flour mixture and then one small container of vanilla pudding. 
Repeat.
Fold in blueberries.

Transfer the batter into your pan and cook about 35 minutes until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. 

Eat!

The two youngest just came from swim practice and were starving. 










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