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The Most Important Assumption in My Appraisal Career

In the appraisal process, we make a lot of assumptions. We assume that there are no major repairs needed to a home, if there is no readily observable evidence that might suggest otherwise. Our scope of work has much to do with the assumptions that we may make.  Assumption are made on every appraisal because… Continue reading The Most Important Assumption in My Appraisal Career

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How Cost To Cure Works

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

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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.

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Was It a Bad Case of Shingles?

Was It a Bad Case of Shingles? In this post, I discuss the mystery of the puddle of water in our mud room, and how it got there.

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Infestations That Nibble Away Home Value

Can an infestation really be a big deal? Yes it can! In this article, I discuss a number of infestations that can cause major damage to a home.