Appraisal Profession, Appraising, Cleveland Area, Helpful for FSBO, Helpful to Homeowners, Market Activity

Who Needs Appraiser’s When One Has Cash?

Who needs an appraiser when one has cash? That's a question a good friend asked me after telling me that a home on the same street from them sold, in hours, for a much higher price than many other generally similar homes are selling for in the neighborhood. The buyers paid cash. I must admit,… Continue reading Who Needs Appraiser’s When One Has Cash?

Appraising, Cleveland Area, Helpful to Homeowners, Tax Appeals

Things To Remember About Tax Appeals

As January rolls around each year, homeowners begin receiving their property tax bills. That's why my tax appeal work often picks this time of the year. It should be no surprise that assessed home and land values are increasing. Property values have been increasing in many areas for years, with 2020 being a record year… Continue reading Things To Remember About Tax Appeals

Cleveland Area, Happy Living, Helpful to Home Owners

Working At Home: 4 Ways To Protect Your Personal And Professional Needs

Hi everyone! I have no doubt that you are looking forward to the end of 2020! I know I am! It has been a very busy end of the year for me, for which I am grateful. To finish out this year, I am pleased to have another guest blogger, Tina Martin from Ideaspired.com. Tina's… Continue reading Working At Home: 4 Ways To Protect Your Personal And Professional Needs

Cleveland Area, Happy Living, Helpful Info For Agents, Helpful to Homeowners

Reopen Your Business Safely with This Budget-Friendly Marketing Plan

Hello everyone! I hope that you are all staying safe out there! The news of people being vaccinated puts a little bounce in my step! I know that we have a ways to go. But it is encouraging! As more people get vaccinated, and things begin to turn around, hopefully sooner than later, small businesses… Continue reading Reopen Your Business Safely with This Budget-Friendly Marketing Plan

Appraising, Cleveland Area, Helpful for FSBO, Helpful Info For Agents, Helpful to Homeowners, Market Activity

The Snowy Tree Crickets of Real Estate

What’s the weather like in your area? Are temperatures cooling or warming? Just stepping outside, it’s usually easy to feel the changes. As temperatures change, so do the behaviors of animals. Take for example, the Snowy Tree Cricket. It's an amazing little creature. As temperatures change, so do the sounds of their chirps. Check out… Continue reading The Snowy Tree Crickets of Real Estate

Appraisal Profession, Appraising, Cleveland Area, Helpful for FSBO, Helpful Info For Agents, Helpful to Home Owners, Market Activity

Closing The Gap Between Yesterday’s Prices & Today’s Values

Real estate professionals have had a very busy year. Homes are selling, often within days, with multiple bids. This is largely due to an extended period of a shortage of home listings. This shortage has driven home prices up across the country. You can see this happening in my graph below, which reflects the relationship… Continue reading Closing The Gap Between Yesterday’s Prices & Today’s Values

Appraisal Profession, Appraising, Cleveland Area, Helpful Info For Agents, Helpful to Homeowners, Just For Fun

Is There A Value Difference Between Streets, Avenues & Boulevards…?

Have you ever wondered if there is a value difference between homes on a street, an avenue or boulevard? I talk about it in this article.