5 Reasons Birmingham, AL area home sellers should order a floor plan sketch

What exactly is a floor plan sketch? A floor plan sketch is pretty much what it says: a sketch or drawing of the floor plan of your home. The floor plan sketch will have some or all of the following features: It will show the exterior wall dimensions. Rooms within the house will be labeled […]

5 Things Your Birmingham, AL Appraiser Wishes You Knew

5 Things Your Birmingham, AL Appraiser Wishes You Knew Homeowners and agents are starting to understand more about the appraisal process due in part to appraisal blogs like my own as well as the reporting done by the mainstream media in recent years. With the changes going on in the real estate market many are […]

5 Reasons to get a pre-listing appraisal

5 Reasons to get a pre-listing appraisal If I had to pick one part of my appraisal business that has increased over the last several years it would have to be pre-listing appraisals. A pre-listing appraisal is one performed before putting your home on the market for sale in order to get an accurate asking […]

A downloadable TRID info. sheet for FSBO sellers and real estate agents to provide to lenders

A downloadable TRID info. sheet for FSBO sellers and real estate agents For those that are not familiar with TRID I’ll give you a simple explanation. TRID stands for TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule and it replaces HUD’s  Truth-in-Lending disclosure & Good Faith Estimate. Without going into the details, it seeks to simplify the calculation and disclosure of […]

5 Mistakes homeowners make in pricing their homes

5 Mistakes homeowners make in pricing their homes Appraisers measure market value, and market value is defined as the following: Market value is the most probable price that a property should bring in a competitive and open market under all conditions requisite to a fair sale, the buyer and seller, each acting prudently, knowledgeably and […]

 

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