Why Hiring a Local Birmingham Home Appraiser is Critical

A local Birmingham home appraiser can prevent problems Have you ever had an appraisal on your Birmingham area home for a refinance or purchase only to find out the appraiser was not local? An appraiser who is not local can create problems that may result in a negative appraisal. Today we’re going to discuss five […]

Birmingham’s Top 10 Luxury Home Neighborhoods

Birmingham Luxury Home Trends Is the top end of the real estate market any indication of how the market is doing? Today we’re going to take a look at the trend in luxury home sales in the Birmingham market shortly before the real estate recession up until now and also which Birmingham neighborhoods these sales […]

Should I Get A Property Inspection Waiver?

In The News: The Property Inspection Waiver Just in case you haven’t been in the market for a home mortgage recently there’s something new these days that you should be aware of. The current buzzwords recently have been Property Inspection Waiver or PIW. A Property Inspection Waiver consists of the option to forgo a traditional […]

Lake Crest Real Estate Market Update in Hoover, AL

Lake Crest housing by the numbers I recently completed an assignment in the Lake Crest subdivision in Hoover, AL and thought I would share with you some market stats. The data in this chart goes back 5 years and includes current active listings. Lake Crest is located in Hoover, AL just off of Interstate 459, […]

What is gross living area in an appraisal?

What’s the big deal with gross living area? There is a direct correlation between the amount of gross living area in your home and its market value. If everything else is the same, a home with greater square footage (gross living area) will typically be worth more. During an appraisal, the appraiser will take measurements […]

 

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