Who owns the appraisal report?

A look at who owns the appraisal report I paid for the appraisal so why can’t you give me a copy of it? This is a frequent question I get from homeowners who want a copy of their appraisal report. Today I want to clear up this confusing topic about who owns the appraisal report. […]

Does an appraisal stay with a property?

FAQ: Does the appraisal stay with a property? This week I had two people ask me a similar question so I thought I would share my answer with you. The question had to do with whether an appraisal report stays with a property, and if so for how long. In addition to that, they wanted to […]

What are the FHA rules for the roof?

FHA rules for the roof During an appraisal observation, the appraiser is required to identify and report all “readily observable” adverse conditions of the roof. You should know that what the appraiser does is not the same thing as a home inspection and it should not be considered one. In fact, there is even a […]

What Does the SRA Designation Mean?

What is the SRA designation? Are you familiar with what the SRA designation is? If you’ve never heard this term before then hang around because I’m going to share with you what it is and how it can benefit you if you need appraisal services. Whenever I’m speaking to a group of real estate agents […]

What is an easement and how does it affect my property value?

What is an easement? If you’ve ever purchased real estate it’s quite possible that the property may have been subject to an easement. Easements are common and a lot of properties have them without the owner even being aware of it. The easement is something that is included in the legal description as well as […]

 

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