Are you thinking of selling your home? How about some tips to make it sell faster? Check out some tips to help you in this article!
Have you ever wondered how appraisers calculate the size of a driveway? Do different types of driveways make a difference in value? I talk about it in this article. I hope you find it useful.
Zillow has recently decided to get out of the iBuying business. Why so? And what does that teach us about relying on Zestimates? Find out in this article.
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In most parts of the country, real estate appraiser's main source of data is the multiple listing service. (MLS) We use it to find homes that are comparable to the ones we are valuing, to determine what buyers are paying for similar homes. We also use the MLS to analyze the market trends and to… Continue reading 3 Ways Agents Can Help Appraisers to Be More Accurate
If you're not an appraiser, and you're trying to figure out the value of a home, chances are good that you use a price per square foot metric. I've written about this topic in the past. That way of measuring the market can lead to an opinion of value that is in the ballpark of… Continue reading Why You Should Have Your Home Measured Before You List It
What is the primary reason a newly built home has a higher market value than the same home that is older? In a word, depreciation. What is depreciation? Simply stated, it is loss in value. There are three basic causes of depreciation for homes. Physical, functional, and external obsolescence. What do they indicate and how… Continue reading How Depreciation Works