In the past two weeks, my phone has been ringing off the hook with tax appeal work. That's because the Cuyahoga County Auditor's office recently sent out notices to home owners with proposed revisions to their property assessments. The County Auditor performs a re-assessment every 6 years. As you might imagine, with market values increasing in the… Continue reading Feeling Overly-Taxed Cuyahoga County? Why Not Appeal?
Are you thinking about going Beverly Hills style and installing a cement pond? You're not alone. Pools are becoming increasingly popular in more recent times. I think that part of the reason is that there are many products out there that make caring for a pool much easier these days. Additionally, many people enjoy the privacy of… Continue reading Do Swimming Pools Add Value?
According to Wikipedia.org (Photo also take from Wickipedia) "Radithor was manufactured from 1918 to 1928 by the Bailey Radium Laboratories..." The article went on to say that "The expensive product was claimed to cure impotence among other ills". It was a triple-distilled water with at least 1 microcurie each of Ra-226 and Ra-228, radioactive material", according… Continue reading Are PIW’s & Hybrid Appraisals the Radithor of The Mortgage Industry?
I received a call from a home owner last year. They wanted to order an appraisal of their home. The bank had hired an appraiser to perform a full appraisal. The home owner felt that the value from the first appraiser was not realistic for that neighborhood. Honestly, I thought to myself, "Of course you… Continue reading When Is It Time For a Second Opinion?
There is an old house on a main street near where I live. It has been used as a commercial property for years. A few years ago, a roofing company purchased the home and use it as their commercial office for their company. Multiple times a week, I drive past this property. I took the picture… Continue reading Our Judgements Are Based On What We Observe