Why Appraisers?

Appraisers Under Fire Once Again Appraisers are once again being brought into the public spotlight as their importance in the home valuation process is being questioned. In a recent move, the FDIC, Federal Reserve, and the Treasury Department issued a joint proposal that would eliminate the need for an appraisal on mortgages for less than […]

Will Birmingham Opportunity Zones Increase Home Values?

Birmingham Opportunity Zones Could Transform The Area  Birmingham recently became eligible for a federal program that provides tax breaks to investors who are willing to put their money into specific low-income areas around the metropolitan area. This could be a game changer for the city and could potentially have a positive impact on home values […]

Get Ready For Lower Quality Appraisals

The Hybrid Appraisal Is All The Rage Have you heard about the new trend in appraisals? Lenders have started requesting what is known as a bifurcated appraisal. A bifurcated appraisal, also known as a hybrid, involves dividing the appraisal process up among multiple individuals in an effort to save time and money. It usually looks […]

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 […]

My Business is Expanding to Include Commercial Appraisal Services!

Now Offering Commercial Appraisal Services I’m excited to announce that I am now offering commercial appraisal services to my clients in the Birmingham, Al area. After being a residential appraiser for over 25 years I’ll be expanding my business to include commercial properties. In order to serve the Birmingham area in the best possible way, […]

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