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. […]

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Will Dodd-Frank be repealed?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of Donald Trump as our 45th President of the United States, there has come the possibility that Dodd-Frank might be repealed.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 […]

Alabaster home sales 2016

A look back at Alabaster home sales in 2016 With 2016 behind us and 2017 ahead of us I thought I would take a look at how Alabaster home sales performed in 2016 compared to past years. Alabaster has seen steady increases in the number of sales as well as prices over the past 5 […]

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 […]

Why agents should include bad sales as well as the good sales

Are you giving bad sales to the appraiser? I’ve written in the past about how it is helpful for agents to provide a home sellers packet to the appraiser. This packet can include numerous items but the thing I want to discuss today is the sales (good and bad sales) that they used during their CMA […]

 

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