Insurance Appraisal vs Bank Appraisal: What’s The Difference?

Is There A Difference Between an Insurance Appraisal and a Mortgage Appraisal? A question I’ve been asked in the past has to do with the difference between an insurance appraisal and a bank appraisal. While both are appraisals there are big differences between the two so I thought I would share with you what they […]

What is a Pass-through Bedroom?

Things to consider with a pass-through bedroom You may not have heard it called a “pass-through bedroom” but I’ll bet you know what it is. If you’ve ever been in a house where you need to pass through one bedroom to get to another one then you probably know what I’m talking about. These are […]

5 Things Agents MUST Provide The Appraiser In Today’s Hot Market

Still Having Problems With Your Appraisals? I keep hearing that agents are still having some issues with homes not appraising for the contract amount. Is this you? If so, are you doing everything you can to provide the data you used in pricing and contract negotiations to the appraiser? I know it may sometimes seem […]

Agents, are you verifying your comps?

Verifying Comps Is Critical For Accurate Pricing The real estate market is red hot. It’s not just in the Birmingham area but all across the country. Low-interest rates and limited inventory have contributed to increasing prices fueled by multiple offers on houses that are often over the list price. The question is how do we […]

When Is The Best Time To Order A Pre-Listing Appraisal?

When Should I Order a Pre-listing Appraisal? When should you order a pre-listing appraisal? This was a question I was asked this week by a homeowner who was doing some work on their home that was going to take about a month to complete. They wanted to know if they should go ahead and get […]

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