Pelham, Helena, and Alabaster new construction update

A quick look at Pelham, Helena, and Alabaster new construction activity in 2016 After reading a recent article in the Alabaster Reporter that described how plans for a new residential development had been denied I was curious about Pelham, Helena, and Alabaster new construction activity. These three communities are popular among home buyers in Shelby […]

Who owns the appraisal report?

A look at who owns the appraisal report I paid for the appraisal so why can’t you give me a copy of it? This is a frequent question I get from homeowners who want a copy of their appraisal report. Today I want to clear up this confusing topic about who owns the appraisal report. […]

An appraisers thoughts on the repeal of Dodd-Frank

Will Dodd-Frank be repealed? With the inauguration of Donald Trump as our 45th President of the United States, there has come the possibility that Dodd-Frank might be repealed. What does this mean for us as appraisers? Will things go back to the way they were before Dodd- Frank, or even before the HVCC (Home Valuation […]

Alabaster home sales 2016

A look back at Alabaster home sales in 2016 With 2016 behind us and 2017 ahead of us I thought I would take a look at how Alabaster home sales performed in 2016 compared to past years. Alabaster has seen steady increases in the number of sales as well as prices over the past 5 […]

Does an appraisal stay with a property?

FAQ: Does the appraisal stay with a property? This week I had two people ask me a similar question so I thought I would share my answer with you. The question had to do with whether an appraisal report stays with a property, and if so for how long. In addition to that, they wanted to […]


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