Can a pub shed add value to my home?

What is a pub shed anyway? I was scanning some online articles recently when a story about pub sheds caught my attention. It turns out that a pub shed is just another variation of the she shed but consists of converting the shed into a bar with seating, a bar, a t.v., and of course a […]

Can my house be appraised in the middle of a renovation project?

Can my house be appraised in the middle of a renovation project? During one of my recent assignments I was speaking with the homeowner to set up the appointment. Whenever I do this I like to ask questions about their house including whether it has had any recent updates or renovations. It turned out that […]

How important is the cosmetic condition of a house in an appraisal?

When selling your home owners are told all the time to work on the “curb appeal” because it will help the home sell. I was asked recently how much painting the home added to its value, or for that matter any other cosmetic type improvement. It was a very good question but the answer I […]

Don’t make this mistake when remodeling your basement

Have you ever wanted to build out your basement into some good livable space? How about a great home theater or a home office? These types of improvements can definitely add value to your home and give you more room to spread out and utilize the area in your home, if done the right way. […]

Can a finished attic be included in the appraisal of a home?

I was asked a great question by an agent this week that I thought I would share with you. Before we get into that though I would like to let you know that I am available to answer any appraisal related questions you may have. I can be called, emailed, or you can even text […]

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