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 […]

What makes a good sales comparable?

A guide to choosing a good sales comparable As an appraiser, I speak a lot at real estate agent’s offices. One of the most popular questions I get is how to choose a good sales comparable. This may seem like a very basic question to an appraiser but it can be confusing to an agent. […]

5 Real estate stats homeowners should know and a Shelby County market update

Understanding your local market As homeowners, it’s good to know a little bit about the market our home is located in. There’s no need to be a professional statistician but it’s really not necessary. There are a couple of real estate stats that are good to know as they can give us a feel for […]

What first time home buyers should know about the appraisal process

First time home buyers: Don’t let appraisals confuse you I get it. Appraisals can be confusing. That is why I wanted to take a minute this week to help explain what first time home buyers should know about the appraisal process. If you are a first time home buyer and have a question that is […]

10 Appraisal mistakes new agents make and how to avoid them

Common appraisal mistakes new agents make Are you a new real estate agent? Are you unsure about the appraisal process? If you answered yes to these questions then this post is for you. There are numerous potential appraisal mistakes new agents make but by becoming familiar with the items discussed here you can reduce the […]

 

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