Appraising

What Makes an Appraisal Supportable?

While driving around performing appraisals, I see many runners. Some runners look like they have no real technique. Others appear to have a regimented technique to their running style. The truth is, the goal of both is simply to move from point A to point B. Right? One just appears more professional. While in running, just… Continue reading What Makes an Appraisal Supportable?

Appraising, Cleveland Area, Market Activity

What Will A Million Dollars Get You in Residential Real Estate In Cleveland?

Over 200 years ago, Moses Cleveland visited the area as part of a real estate business transaction. The Connecticut Land Company purchased a large portion of Northeast Ohio from the state of Connecticut for $1.2 million dollars. Moses Cleveland led a surveying company, that surveyed what is now called the Western Reserve, or the Western Reserve of… Continue reading What Will A Million Dollars Get You in Residential Real Estate In Cleveland?

Appraising

Valuations, Identification & Human Perception

When I was 20 years old, I received some specialized training on how to study fingerprints. The class started with about 20 people and by the end, only four of us graduated. Myself and two others were hired by the Denver Police Department as fingerprint examiners. Why such a low graduation rate? It's not rocket… Continue reading Valuations, Identification & Human Perception