What does a Rubik's Cube and an appraisal have in common? Find out in this week's blog.
Have you ever had your home appraised? Perhaps you were amazed at how quickly the appraiser went through your home. An appraiser will generally look in each room. They will take a few notes as well as some interior and exterior pictures. Then they will measure your home and any accessory buildings. They will likely… Continue reading Differences Between A Home Inspection and An Appraisal Inspection
In any profession, change is a constant. In this article, I discuss some of the changes taking place to the appraisal industry and some parallels to the Double Tree of Casorzo.
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
Is it possible for a home with a considerably smaller lot actually have a higher value than one with more land? Yes! I explain how this can happen in this article.
Many home owners and real estate agents price homes based solely upon a price per sq. ft. metric. This method can work, but it's an easy way to get it wrong! I discuss this in my article.
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a condo and a townhouse? Can a property be both? What are the differences? How can you figure out if a property is condo or not? Please read my article to find out.