Is My Home Appraisal Confidential?

Home Appraisal Confidentiality “Is My Home Appraisal Confidential?” This is a fairly common question I get asked that I have not touched on in a while. In this post, I’d like to share a little bit about who has access to information in the appraisal and who actually gets the report. First off I would […]

How Do Appraisers Use Active Listings and Pending Sales In An Appraisal?

Can Active Listings and Pending Sales Be Used As Comps? Most people are familiar with what a “comp” is in real estate and more specifically in an appraisal. A short definition for a comp would be a property that is an acceptable substitute for the property being appraised. An acceptable substitute would mean that the […]

5 More Random Thoughts From An Appraiser

The Wheels Are Still Turning In My Head In my last post, I shared some random thoughts that were going through my mind. Some of them were inspired by the things that are happening in the real estate market we are currently in. It seems that the wheels are still turning so I decided I […]

6 Random Thoughts From An Appraiser

Things I’ve Been Thinking About Recently This week I thought I would share some random thoughts I’ve had recently. As busy as the market has been over the last year and a half it feels like I pretty much eat, drink, and sleep appraisals. Every assignment brings a new challenge so I thought I would […]

A Look at New Construction Trends in the Birmingham Market

Can New Construction Dig Us Out of the Hole We’re In? So what do you think about this hot market we’re in? In my 30+ years of being a real estate appraiser, I have never seen a market like we are in. New construction, or lack thereof, has played a big role in where we […]

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