Does a Bedroom Need a Window To Be Legal?

Does a Bedroom Need a Window? Marketability is the name of the game in real estate. If you can make your listing sound better than the other homes for sale you may be able to sell it quicker or for more money. Bedrooms are one of those features of a home that sounds good if […]

Do Appraisers Stop At The Contract Price?

Can A Home Be Worth More Than The Contract Price? While doing an appraisal this week I was asked a question by the homeowner. It is one I have been asked before so I thought I would go ahead and write a post about it. Her question was this: When doing an appraisal does the […]

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 […]

Common Questions Agents Ask The Appraiser

Confused About Appraisals? Check Out These 11 Common Questions Agents Ask The Appraiser This week I thought I would take a look at some of the questions I get asked by real estate agents. I hope that the answers that I have included here will help other agents as well. If you have a question […]

Do Birmingham Home Appraisers Set Local House Values?

How Do Birmingham Home Appraisers Come Up With Value? I’ve recently read in the news and seen people’s comments that question an appraiser’s influence on home values. In one recent congressional hearing a participant accused appraisers of being racist and holding down home values in predominantly black neighborhoods. I also read comments from an individual […]

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