Appraisal Profession, Appraising

Skepticism Can Lead to Poor Decisions

Can having a skeptical attitude be helpful or harmful to an appraiser? In this article I discuss the answer to this question. I hope you enjoy it!

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

Interested in Selling Your Home Quickly? Try These Home Projects!

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!

Appraising, Cleveland Area, Happy Living, Helpful to Homeowners

Reviving and Refreshing Your Cleveland Home, even with the Pandemic

Since we are spending a lot more time at home these days, it might be time for a refresh! In this article, Seth Murphy, offers some cool ideas that you may find helpful!

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

What’s The Size of Your Driveway?

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.

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

Zillow Zinged

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.

Appraisal Profession, Appraising

How Remaining Economic Life Works

If you're reading through an appraisal report, and you make it to the Cost Approach, which is where appraisers report either the reproduction or replacement cost of the home they are appraising, you will see a little field that says, "Remaining Economic Life". What does this number indicate? At first, you might be thinking that… Continue reading How Remaining Economic Life Works

Appraisal Profession, Appraising, Market Activity

What’s The Leaven Causing Home Prices to Rise Today?

What caused home prices to increase rapidly in the years leading up to the Great Recession vs. today? I discuss the differences in this article.