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 […]

5 Reasons to price your home accurately from the start

What are the top reasons to price your home accurately? In study after study, it is proven that one of the biggest reasons for a home not selling is that it is overpriced. An overpriced home typically sells for less and takes longer to sell, so who wouldn’t want to price their home accurately? It is […]

Say What? An appraisal industry lingo cheat sheet

Does appraisal industry lingo confuse you? Are you a loan officer, real estate agent, or homeowner who has read an appraisal only to come away scratching your head? Sometimes real estate appraisal reports can look a little like hieroglyphics but today I’m going to help unravel some of the mystery and confusion associated with common […]

 

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