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 […]

What is an appraisal contingency and why is it more important now than ever?

What is an Appraisal Contingency? For those not familiar with what an appraisal contingency is let me give you a simple explanation. An appraisal contingency gives you a way out of a legally binding contract should the home you are purchasing not appraise for at least the contract price. If you are purchasing a home […]

What Is The FHA Septic Tank Rule?

What Is A Septic Tank? For those who have not heard of what a septic tank is let me take a minute to explain. A septic tank is a private sewer system that services a house. Many homes are on a public sewer system, however, for rural areas or areas where the public sewer lines […]

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