How Appraisals And Assessments Differ

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Many people think appraisals and assessments are the same thing or at least that they should be for the same amount. The truth is they can vary greatly. Let’s look at each of them. Appraisals An appraisal is an estimate of market value. An appraiser can use many methods for coming up with this estimate. […]


Prepare To Have Your House Appraised

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Before obtaining the services of an appraiser to have your house appraised for the purposes of selling your own home, make sure they are licensed, experienced and knowledgeable in the area of property you want appraised. Also make sure they don’t skimp on data sources just to save money; a qualified house appraiser should use […]


Don T Rely Excessively On Appraisals

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Getting an appraisal on a home is a fundamental aspect of making a purchase. While appraisals are certainly helpful, you should not put too much stock in them. Don’t Rely Excessively On Appraisals An appraisal is a valuation of a property by an independent appraiser. The appraiser does an evaluation of the home, considers the […]


What Is My Home Worth

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What Is My Home Worth? Understanding the appraisal process and what drives home values. Written by John Tatman Retired Real Estate Appraiser Actually, there are two home values, the value to the homeowner and the value to the potential buyer. Unfortunately, both values are emotional and not facts based on market data.


Preparing For Appraisals Contracts And Comps

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You’ve sold your home and are getting ready for the appraisal. Here’s how contracts and comparable home sales impact the appraisal. Your Contract One of the indications of value an appraiser takes into consideration is the contract that exists between unrelated parties for the sale and purchase of the home. As odd as this may […]


Why You Need To Get A Professional Appraiser

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In the world of commercial real estate, not all appraisers are considered equal. It takes a certain expertise and knowledge to correctly appraise commercial property, and not just anybody is qualified. There are two types of appraisers, a fee appraiser and a staff appraiser. A fee appraiser is generally available to the public for hire, […]


Choosing Your Real Estate Appraiser

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If you have been thinking about purchasing a real estate property for personal use or as an investment, you’ll need to hire the services of a real estate investor. If you play to finance your home through a bank or other lender, you’ll more than likely need to get the property appraised first. Banks and […]


Antique Car Insurance

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If you are covering your antique or classic car under a regular insurance policy, you may be paying too much. Most people don’t use their antique cars every day and so there it is better of get a policy that is geared towards an antique car that would take that into consideration. You will probably […]


How To Determine The Value Of Your Property

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Mortgages depend significantly on the value of the property that is involved. Consequently, it become important to know how much a property is worth before heading into refinancing plans, looking for a home loan, or selling a house. One way to do this is to determine the market value of the property. A simple way […]


Appraisals Plan For It

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A critical part of selling a home is the appraisal. Here’s how to plan for it. You have a contract to sell your home and now the appraiser is coming. The appraisal needs to come in at a good price in order for your buyer to get his loan. What should you do? The Appraiser […]


Preparing For Appraisals Contracts And Comps

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You’ve sold your home and are getting ready for the appraisal. Here’s how contracts and comparable home sales impact the appraisal. Your Contract One of the indications of value an appraiser takes into consideration is the contract that exists between unrelated parties for the sale and purchase of the home. As odd as this may […]