Photos from the field- FHA repair item or not?

On one of my inspections recently I came across this empty pool.  The house I was appraising was not using FHA financing, however because FHA typically has more stringent requirements about the condition of a property I thought I might share the picture with you and ask a couple of questions: Do you think this […]

The Chelsea Park Clock Tower

I like to see landmarks.  They help me locate places that I’m going to and help me know that I’m on the right track in getting to my destination.  I was in the Chelsea Park neighborhood recently on an appraisal inspection and thought I would snap a picture of the clock tower that sits at […]

Sales activity in Montevallo, Alabama for 2011

I was in Montevallo, Alabama last week on an appraisal assignment and thought I would share with you the sales data I came up with.  Montevallo is in southern Shelby County and is the home of the University Of Montevallo, The American Village, and the new Alabama National Cemetery for Veterans. The majority of sales […]

Birmingham, Alabama Home Sales-Most Expensive Home Sale YTD-November 2011

It’s been a while since I looked at the most expensive home sale in the Birmingham, Alabama area.  I took a break from this subject for a while but then discovered this was a pretty popular search topic for readers of my blog, so  I decided to revisit the “most expensive home sale” and see […]

Signs of Real Estate Life In Vestavia Hills, Alabama-Miller Hill Subdivision

I was doing some appraisal work in Vestavia Hills, Alabama this past week and ran across the Miller Hill Subdivision.  This is a newer subdivision with new construction.  I’ve reported in the past about the slow market for new construction, so when I see it I like to let people know the good news. It […]

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