What is an easement and how does it affect my property value?

What is an easement? If you’ve ever purchased real estate it’s quite possible that the property may have been subject to an easement. Easements are common and a lot of properties have them without the owner even being aware of it. The easement is something that is included in the legal description as well as […]

5 myths about pricing your FSBO listing

FSBO Pricing Strategies Most FSBO sellers go the DIY route because they want to save money. Saving money does not mean that you have to approach the task of selling your home blindly though. In my 25+ years of appraisal experience I have done a lot of pre-listing appraisals for sellers who thought they were […]

Riverwoods subdivision- Helena, AL home sales report October 2016

How are Riverwoods home sales? The Riverwoods subdivision is located in north Shelby county in Helena, Alabama. The subdivision is built along the Cahaba River which is the longest free-flowing river in Alabama. The neighborhood offers a pool, clubhouse and walking trails. The development began around 2002 and is a popular location for home buyers in […]

5 Steps to take when the appraisal comes in low

Confused about what to do when your appraisal comes in low? If you’ve ever been in a situation where your appraisal comes in low and you didn’t know what to do hang around because this post is for you. You are not powerless in this situation but you do have to follow a certain protocol. Today we’re […]

The myth of the good, cheap, and fast appraisal

Can an appraisal be good, fast, and cheap? It seems that in today’s world appraisers are being asked to do something that’s impossible. Most appraisers are deluged with work as a result of low interest rates and the surge in refinances due in part to Brexit. Still, some clients believe that the myth of the good, […]

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