5 House Flipping Tips From a Birmingham Home Appraiser

House Flipping Tips From a Birmingham Home Appraiser By learning these house flipping tips from a Birmingham home appraiser you can avoid common mistakes made by investors. While I’m not a home-flipping expert I am an appraiser that has seen numerous mistakes by home flippers that could have been avoided if they had known some […]

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 […]

How do you appraise an in-law suite?

A reader’s question about appraising homes with an in-law suite I was recently asked a question by real estate agent Tammy Anderson about how appraisers might appraise an in-law suite. She was specifically curious about whether a second kitchen and entrance might cause trouble in the valuation. If you have any further questions about an in-law […]

 

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