6 Factors That Influence Your Home’s Value

Do You Know The Factors That Influence Your Home’s Value? During a discussion recently with a homeowner, I was asked: “what can I do to increase the value of my home”? Keep in mind that I had called them to set up an appointment for an appraisal to be done that week. They wanted to know […]

A Millennial’s Guide to Understanding the Home Appraisal

A Millennial’s Guide to Understanding the Home Appraisal Millennials have recently become a big topic in real estate circles. Some reports indicate that they have surpassed baby boomers as the largest generational group in the United States. They also make up the largest group of home buyers. Millennials consist of people born between the early […]

5 Ways to Spot a Turkey Appraisal

What’s a Turkey Appraisal? One of the definitions for turkey in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is something that is a failure or a flop. In my own words, a turkey appraisal is one that does not provide a reliable indicator of market value for various reasons. Turkeys are great for Thanksgiving but not for appraisals. In […]

Will you be attending Genny Williams’ Mastermind 2017?

Genny Williams’ Mastermind 2017 is almost here Hello everyone. It’s already November and the end of 2017 is getting closer and closer. I’ve had a great time this year on my Birmingham Appraisal Blog answering appraisal questions and writing about the various topics in my profession that affect agents, homeowners, and others in the real […]

What is the FHA Rule for Heating and Cooling Systems?

Confused about the FHA Rule for Heating and Cooling Systems? I’ve received a lot of calls recently regarding the FHA rule for heating and cooling systems. You may have wondered what FHA heat source requirements are or what is considered a permanent heat source. Does FHA require central heat and air? Today we’re going to […]

 

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