The Risks Of Waiving Your Home Appraisal

Considering Waiving Your Home Appraisal? Think Again. Did you know that with some home purchases you now have the option of waiving your home appraisal? Crazy, huh? Fannie Mae recently introduced Appraisal Waivers to some home buyers under some specific conditions. You can look up those conditions on the Fannie Mae website since I don’t […]

7 Things Buyers Should Know About PIW’s & Hybrid Appraisals Or You’re Screwed

Caveat Emptor I’ve been writing about property inspection waivers (PIW’s) and hybrid appraisals recently and thought I would highlight some of the most important things that buyers should know to protect themselves. If you are curious about what PIW waivers and hybrid, or bifurcated appraisals are, check out my earlier posts. Today I want to […]

How Do Appraisers Calculate Price Per Square Foot?

Think You Understand Price Per Square foot? Have you ever wondered how appraisers calculate the price per square foot of a home? If so, then I hope you’ll keep reading because I would like to clear up some confusion about how to calculate this popular metric and share my thoughts on how much importance we […]

Cash Buyers Beware!

Food For Thought For Cash Buyers Are you aware of the key points that cash buyers should be aware of when purchasing a home in today’s market? Just because you are paying cash doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t perform your due diligence. There are a lot of cash buyers that will not get an appraisal […]

Is a Pre-listing Appraisal Still a Good Idea?

Should I Get a Pre-listing Appraisal? I recently ran across an article where a homeowner was asking a real estate agent whether they should get a pre-listing appraisal on their home prior to selling. The answer the agent gave interested me because it contained numerous errors and misunderstandings about appraising and appraisals. I have been […]

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