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When the Appraised Value Doesn’t Meet Your Goal

What happens if the appraiser's opinion of value is less than you anticipated? What if they missed something? Do appeals work? I discuss this topic in this article.

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Differences Between A Home Inspection and An Appraisal Inspection

Have you ever had your home appraised? Perhaps you were amazed at how quickly the appraiser went through your home.  An appraiser will generally look in each room. They will take a few notes as well as some interior and exterior pictures. Then they will measure your home and any accessory buildings. They will likely… Continue reading Differences Between A Home Inspection and An Appraisal Inspection

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Highest & Best Use Analysis In The Appraisal Process

What is zoning? Why is it important in the development of value? Find out in this week's article.

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Appraising Split & Bi-Levels…Where The Ground Meets the Wall

When it comes to appraising split-level and bi-level dwellings, trying to calculate the gross living area (GLA) can be tricky. If you're trying to figure out what the gross living area of one of these types of homes is, there are some important things to consider. For example, where the ground meets the exterior wall… Continue reading Appraising Split & Bi-Levels…Where The Ground Meets the Wall

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Appraiser vs. AVM vs. Zestimate…Ten Properties

How accurate are AVM's, including Zillow's Zestimate? In this article, I compare 10 properties I appraised with their values.