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Is It Gross Living Area or Not?

Every now and then I like to write about gross living area. (GLA) There are several reasons for this. First, it is often the sole metric by which people, who are not appraisers, use to estimate the value of their home. Second, while appraisers adjust for other features of a home, gross living area is… Continue reading Is It Gross Living Area or Not?

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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

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Dirty vs. Disheveled… Which is Worse on Value?

Can a dirty or messy home impact its market value? Find out in my article. I hope you enjoy it!

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Be Careful Not to Over-Pay or Over-Improve!

Thinking of renovating your home? Is it possible to over-spend, while not over-improving a home? I discuss this topic in this article.