Highland Lakes Housing Update And Tips For Selling Your Home In The Fall

Highland Lakes Market Report Wow, it’s already September and this year is flying by. You know what that means, college football and cooler weather. Well, you can scratch the cooler weather part but we call still get excited about college football, right? I recently had the opportunity to appraise in the Highland Lakes subdivision in […]

The Brady Bunch House Renovation And Thoughts On Value

What Can The Brady Bunch House Renovation Teach Us About Value Are you a fan of the old Brady Bunch show? If not you may be a little lost with my topic this week but I hope you’ll stick around to the end because I’ve got some things I’d like to share that may be […]

5 Reasons Why A Seller Would Get a Pre-Listing Appraisal And Then Not Use It

5 Mistakes To Avoid After Getting a Pre-listing Appraisal This week I thought I would share with you something I have seen happen in the past. I provide pre-listing appraisals to home buyers to help them in coming up with a list price for their home. I have noticed on some occasions that the owner […]

What Does The Recent Change In The Appraisal Threshold Mean For Home Buyers?

Appraisal Threshold Increases In case you haven’t heard, the FDIC voted this past week to increase the minimum appraisal threshold to $400,000 for residential appraisals. This was a $150,000 increase from the previous amount of $250,000. What this simply means is that certain home sales of $400,000 and below will no longer require an appraisal. […]

How Do Appraisers Qualify Comps?

Why You Should Qualify Comps The comparable selection process is more than just picking the three highest sales in the neighborhood and then taking their average. I’ve heard that 90% of doing an appraisal is picking the right comps and I tend to agree. I think it’s important for those in the real estate business […]

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