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A Little on the Birds & The Bees

I've been thinking of a good time to talk about this topic. I’ve gone back and forth on when to bring it up. It feels like now is as good a time as any to talk about the birds and the bees. Hey now! This is not the kind of “birds and the bees” conversation… Continue reading A Little on the Birds & The Bees

Appraising, Helpful for FSBO, Helpful Info For Agents, Helpful to Homeowners

Why You Should Have Your Home Measured Before You List It

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

Appraising, Helpful to Homeowners, Home Repairs, Market Activity

Are Home Buyers Regretting Their Purchase?

What are some potential reasons why a home buyer may later regret their purchase? In this article I discuss some things to think about that may help avoid home buyer remorse.

Happy Living, Helpful to Homeowners, Home Repairs

4 Home Repairs You Need to Hand Over to a Professional

I hope you all are doing great this week! My family and I are in the midst of a first floor renovation, whilst caring for my wife as she continues to recover from her broken ankle, as I mentioned in my last post.  So, I am grateful to have guest blogger, Seth Murphy, who wrote… Continue reading 4 Home Repairs You Need to Hand Over to a Professional

Appraising, Helpful for FSBO, Helpful Info For Agents, Helpful to Homeowners, Home Repairs, Market Activity

How Depreciation Works

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

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?

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An Entertainer’s Dream: Top Backyard Upgrades Your Summer Guests Will Eat Up

Hello everyone! I hope you're doing great out there! I am working on a new article that I will share next week. Kelsey Luvisa from HomeLight wrote a cool article for the Cleveland Appraisal Blog on a hot topic in real estate, namely, backyard entertaining.  I hope you enjoy their article and the warmer weather!… Continue reading An Entertainer’s Dream: Top Backyard Upgrades Your Summer Guests Will Eat Up