Is it the appraiser’s job to support value?

Is it the appraiser’s job to support value or report value? In Jonathan Miller’s Housing Notes blog post this past week he mentioned an article from the online version of the Denver post that is disheartening to appraisers. In the article, Denver real estate agent Steve Danyliw was quoted saying the following: “Agents are experiencing […]

Top 6 reasons real estate appraisers should have a blog

Should appraisers have a blog? The real estate appraisal profession has gone through a lot of changes in the last 5-10 years. Increasing regulations, changes in how appraisers and banks communicate, and the proliferation of appraisal management companies have changed how we do business. Our cheese has been moved multiple times. Some appraisers have chosen […]

An appraiser’s take on the fixer upper craze

Fixer upper appraisal considerations The fixer upper home is all the rage these days. With the popularity of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper” starring Chip and Joanna Gaines, it seems everyone wants to get in on the action. This show seems to be popular because of the endless possibilities you have to take the worst […]

7 Reasons sales contracts come in higher than appraisals

Top reasons sales contracts come in higher than appraisals I hear agents make the statement all the time that “the appraisal came in low” or “the appraisal was lower than the contract price”. I always get the impression that the people who say this believe that the appraisal is wrong, however, today I would like […]

Hoover, AL home sales: 1st quarter 2017 vs. 2016

Hoover, AL home sales reflect popularity of area The city of Hoover, AL continues to be a hot market for home buyers in the Birmingham area. It always seems to be on those lists you see online about great places to live. Hoover, Al home sales typically outpace other suburbs around Birmingham because of the […]


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