Will Birmingham Opportunity Zones Increase Home Values?

Birmingham Opportunity Zones Could Transform The Area  Birmingham recently became eligible for a federal program that provides tax breaks to investors who are willing to put their money into specific low-income areas around the metropolitan area. This could be a game changer for the city and could potentially have a positive impact on home values […]

Get Ready For Lower Quality Appraisals

The Hybrid Appraisal Is All The Rage Have you heard about the new trend in appraisals? Lenders have started requesting what is known as a bifurcated appraisal. A bifurcated appraisal, also known as a hybrid, involves dividing the appraisal process up among multiple individuals in an effort to save time and money. It usually looks […]

Is a Pre-listing Appraisal Still a Good Idea?

Should I Get a Pre-listing Appraisal? I recently ran across an article where a homeowner was asking a real estate agent whether they should get a pre-listing appraisal on their home prior to selling. The answer the agent gave interested me because it contained numerous errors and misunderstandings about appraising and appraisals. I have been […]

My Business is Expanding to Include Commercial Appraisal Services!

Now Offering Commercial Appraisal Services I’m excited to announce that I am now offering commercial appraisal services to my clients in the Birmingham, Al area. After being a residential appraiser for over 25 years I’ll be expanding my business to include commercial properties. In order to serve the Birmingham area in the best possible way, […]

Your Appraisal May Not Be As Accurate As You Think

Are We Trading Appraisal Accuracy For A Cheap Report? Banks will do anything to get around the cost of an appraisal. After all, they don’t make enough money the way it is, right? In case you haven’t been keeping up with the mortgage and banking world there have been some interesting things happening that could […]

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