A Case of COVID, 2020, and Birmingham Real Estate

Happy New Year! It’s been a while since I posted, however, it was not by choice. At the beginning of December, I joined many others by getting COVID. My case was moderate, which I am thankful for. Even a moderate case can leave you fatigued and unable to do normal everyday activities. I am happy […]

What Is The Home Appraisal Timeline?

These Items Affect The Home Appraisal Timeline I recently wrote a blog post about the different reasons that it might take a while to get your appraisal back. This consisted of various issues that appraisers could run into that may add to the typical time frame. The items I discussed in the previous post may […]

5 Questions Your Appraiser Should Be Asking

Why Appraisers Ask Questions The main objective of the appraisal process is to research and discover as much about the subject property in order to determine its market value. The appraiser’s job is similar to that of a private investigator in that they must interview people, verify information, and gather vital facts about the property […]

Why Is My Home Appraisal Taking So Long?

Home Appraisal Turn Times Are Affected By Many Things Have you wondered why it’s taking so long to get your appraisal back? Appraisal turn times can vary from 1 to 14 days or longer depending on the property and other various factors. In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, you would think the market would […]

7 Characteristics of Good Sales Comparables

What To Look For In Good Sales Comparables I’ve heard it said that 99% of coming up with an accurate value estimate in an appraisal or pricing a home is getting the right sales comparables. If you don’t do this in the beginning everything else you do amounts to nil. The whole idea of using […]

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