An appraiser’s take on the fixer upper craze

Fixer upper appraisal considerations The fixer upper home is all the rage these days. With the popularity of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper” starring Chip and Joanna Gaines, it seems everyone wants to get in on the action. This show seems to be popular because of the endless possibilities you have to take the worst […]

How to successfully have your appraiser voice heard

Is your appraiser voice being heard? It seems like these days that everyone wants their voice to be heard. Because of the nature of our latest election as well as the latest news headlines, and the available social platforms, there are more people talking about every imaginable issue. Just because you are talking, however, does not […]

An appraisers thoughts on the repeal of Dodd-Frank

Will Dodd-Frank be repealed? With the inauguration of Donald Trump as our 45th President of the United States, there has come the possibility that Dodd-Frank might be repealed. What does this mean for us as appraisers? Will things go back to the way they were before Dodd- Frank, or even before the HVCC (Home Valuation […]

Price per square foot is not the holy grail of property value

Price per square foot is media darling of value While scanning the news headlines this week I ran across an article titled “What Is the Average Price per Square Foot for a Home — and Why Does It Matter?” Because I am an appraiser this caught my eye for various reasons. The article pointed out […]

Are AMC’s planning to build a new army of appraisers?

If the AMC’s get their wish some appraiser’s jobs could be in danger If you’ve read my blog or been around the real estate profession over the past several years you know what an AMC (Appraisal Management Company) is. As I have explained in the past I’m not a big fan. The premise of the […]


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