Happy Living, Helpful to Homeowners, Just For Fun, Pets

3 Tips for Downsizing Your Home While Keeping Your Pet Safe and Happy

Are you thinking of downsizing? Do you have a pet? This article discusses how to downsize and keep you pet happy and safe in the process!

Happy Living, Helpful to Homeowners, Just For Fun, Pets

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

Appraisal Profession, Appraising, Helpful Info For Agents

3 Ways Agents Can Help Appraisers to Be More Accurate

In most parts of the country, real estate appraiser's main source of data is the multiple listing service. (MLS) We use it to find homes that are comparable to the ones we are valuing, to determine what buyers are paying for similar homes. We also use the MLS to analyze the market trends and to… Continue reading 3 Ways Agents Can Help Appraisers to Be More Accurate

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