Beyond Buying and Refinancing: A Look at Alternative Types of Appraisals

My Appraisal Business Has Shifted, Has Yours? When most people think about real estate appraisals, they often associate them solely with buying or refinancing a home. However, real estate appraisals serve many other essential purposes that extend far beyond these conventional uses. With the recent slowdown in home purchases, my appraisal business has shifted towards […]

How to Appeal Your High Property Tax Assessment: A Homeowner’s Guide

Strategies to Appeal Your High Property Tax Assessment As of May 24, 2024, the Jefferson County Board of Equalization protest period is open and runs until June 24, 2024. For those living in Shelby County, the protest period ended on April 28th. I thought I would take some time in this week’s blog post to […]

The Appraiser’s Guide to Evaluating Home Value Before You Buy

Strategies for Evaluating Home Value: What Buyers Need to Know When it comes to purchasing a home, understanding the various factors that affect its value is important. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or have years of experience in buying and selling houses, knowing what to look for can significantly influence your decision-making process and potential […]

What Impact Do Renovations Have on Appraisal Value?

Home Renovations and Appraisal Value As an appraiser, I get asked about how much value will be added for different types of home projects or renovations. The truth of the matter is that it is difficult to give a straightforward answer. Contrary to what you see on the home improvement shows it is not always […]

Has the Birmingham Real Estate Market Changed Since 2023?

Birmingham Real Estate Market Update: First Quarter 2024 vs 2023 The first quarter of 2024 is now under our belts so this week I’ll be taking a look at how Q1 of 2024 compared to Q1 of 2023. The big story for 2024 is interest rates, and as of the writing of this post, rates […]

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