Birmingham Real Estate Market Update-2018 vs 2017

So How Was The Birmingham Real Estate Market In 2018? So 2018 is in the rearview mirror and 2019 is ahead of us. Before the Birmingham real estate market heats up I thought I would review how 2018 compared to the previous year. Home sellers and buyers can benefit from knowing what’s happening in the […]

What Is A Quality Home Appraisal?

Is A Quality Home Appraisal In The Eye Of The Beholder? Have you heard the phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”? I think that some people may feel the same way about real estate appraisals but that would be a mistake. Is quality also in the eye of the beholder? Today I […]

Top 5 Appraisal Blog Posts of 2018

Appraisal Blog Posts That Got Attention In 2018 Since 2018 is now behind us I thought I would take a look and see what appraisal blog posts that I wrote in 2018 were the most popular. No scientific study here just a look at the ones readers commented on the most. Last year my appraisal […]

Agent’s Source Of Square Footage May Affect Sale Price

Does Square Foot Source Affect Sale Price? If you are a real estate agent you may want to stick around and read this to the end. The source of square footage information that you use in your listings could possibly affect what you sell it for. If you use county tax assessor information as a […]

Should I Make Repairs To My Home Before It’s Appraised?

To Repair Or Not To Repair I received a phone call this week from a reader of my appraisal blog. They told me that they are getting a home equity loan and the real estate appraiser is coming out next week. They wanted to know if they should make repairs to their home before the […]

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