When it comes to appraising split-level and bi-level dwellings, trying to calculate the gross living area (GLA) can be tricky. If you're trying to figure out what the gross living area of one of these types of homes is, there are some important things to consider. For example, where the ground meets the exterior wall… Continue reading Appraising Split & Bi-Levels…Where The Ground Meets the Wall
How accurate are AVM's, including Zillow's Zestimate? In this article, I compare 10 properties I appraised with their values.
Sometimes I am asked, when searching for comparable sales, do appraisers have to stay within a mile of the property being appraised? The answer is that it depends. By the way, that's the typical response that an appraiser will give you when asked a question about appraising. And rightly so. There are may things that… Continue reading When Is It Not Okay to Use a Sale Within a Mile?