Over the years, I have seen a lot of cracks. Big cracks, small cracks, long ones, and short ones. I've seen cracks of all different shapes and sizes. I should make it clear that I am not a crack expert. Before I go on, I should also make clear the type of cracks I am… Continue reading Be A Crack Detective
Welcome to 2021! I hope you all are hanging in there and doing as well humanly possible. To start off the new year, I thought that I would tackle the topic of land. It can be easy to over-simplify value because value is not always as clear cut as it appears. For example, if a… Continue reading How Surplus & Excess Land Works
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
On a regular basis, I appraise homes that need some type of repair. It may be as simple as replacing an outlet, or as complicated as renovating a home. In the appraisal process, the appraiser has to estimate a cost to cure many types of repairs. Why do appraisers use the term, cost to "cure",… Continue reading How Cost To Cure Works
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?