Lakefront Appraiser of 25 Years. Mary knows the Lake! Don't make a mistake an hire someone who does not understand Lake Site Values.
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Desk Top Appraisal RequirementsAttention all Realtors, this is very important. Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, FHFA in their infinite wisdom has advised lenders that they can start using more Desk Top Appraisals starting in March of this year. At first you think great, quicker turn times for appraisals, ...
Hey Fellow Rainers! Trying to win this year's BEST OF HAll Contest for Appraisers. You can vote once a day the entire month of November if you have the time. Thanks for helping out! They ask for your email and name and zip but you do not have to check any of the other stuff to avoid any emails fr...
ON THIS ELECTION DAY IT SEEMS APPROPRIATE TO SHARE THIS NEWS! Lanier Appraisal Service has been nominated for the BEST OF HALL COUNTY Real Estate Appraiser by our Local Gaineville Times Newspaper! We would love it if you would consider voting for us! You can vote once a day every day through Nov...
If any of you saw this report on GMA this morning, here is what I have to say as an Appraiser: The Appraisal Institute needs to sound off loud and clear about GMA'S - Diane Sawyer's report on Race in Real Estate. They are basically saying Appraisers are racist as one Black family had a low app...
Homes flying off the shelves? Appraisals falling short? Buyers Overpaying? Who would have thought in their wildest dreams that a Pandemic could cause such a frenzy of Real Estate Activity and Rising Sales Prices!YOU MAY WANT A PRE-LISTING APPRAISAL NOW MORE THAN EVER TO PREVENT BANK APPRAISAL ...
How DO appraisers apply adjustments in their reports? Happy reading and stay healthy!!
Comp selection is at the HEART of the appraisal process. First off what exactly IS a comparable sale? In a nutshell, it is that sale which would be the best replacement for the SUBJECT property if that property was no longer available for purchase. Would a buyer reasonably consider purchasing th...
IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT HYBRID OR BIFURCATED APPRAISALS ARE, YOU NEED TO CLICK THIS LINK BELOW AND READ ALL ABOUT IT. IT WILL IMPACT EVERYONE FROM REALTORS, BUYERS, SELLERS AND APPRAISERS. JUST SAY NO TO HYBRID APPRAISALS. WHAT ARE HYBRID APPRAISALS?
I started to look back at my Active Rain blog to see how long I have been blogging! 10 years ago in February 2009 right here on Active Rain. Wow time flies when you are having fun. It has been a nice journey. Just thought I would share. Have a great weekend everyone!
With all the alternatives to selling Real Estate, Companies like Open Door, Offer Pad, Knock.com, etc. have entered our market. So what does this mean FOR the market and appraisals? One could argue they are creating a NEW market. This is BAD news for other sellers because we all know that they...