Is a Pre-listing Appraisal Still a Good Idea?

Should I Get a Pre-listing Appraisal? I recently ran across an article where a homeowner was asking a real estate agent whether they should get a pre-listing appraisal on their home prior to selling. The answer the agent gave interested me because it contained numerous errors and misunderstandings about appraising and appraisals. I have been […]

Who Is The Mortgage Appraisal Meant For?

Who owns the mortgage appraisal? There can be some confusion about who owns the mortgage appraisal and who it is meant for in a home purchase transaction so I thought we’d discuss this topic today. If you are purchasing a home you will want to read this because most people do not understand how the […]

5 Reasons To Include an Appraisal in the Estate Planning Process

Estate Planning and Appraisals Estate planning is an important part of an overall financial plan for you and your family. Since your home and other real estate that you own is a significant part of your overall wealth it is important that it be handled correctly. Today I thought I would share some thoughts on […]

Attention Investors: 3 Steps to a More Accurate ARV

An Accurate ARV Is Critical For Investors For real estate investors who are interested in buying and flipping houses for a profit an accurate ARV is critical. In this post, we are going to discuss what the After Repair Value (ARV) is and how investors can go about getting the most accurate ARV so their […]

5 Appraisal Blog Posts Every Real Estate Agent Should Read

Success Through Knowledge I just realized I’ve been writing Birmingham Appraisal Blog for eight years. When I started the blog I had high hopes of creating a helpful and educational resource for anyone needing to know about how and why appraisers do what they do. Most people do not need this type of information on […]

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