Last time, we talked about what an appraiser is looking for in the attic area. This week, we will tackle the other issue that comes up often which is “What is an appraiser looking for when the crawlspace is inspected?” Watch this short video to find out.
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I get the question often, “What is an appraiser looking for when they inspect the attic for VA or FHA appraisals?” Watch this short video and find out.
Podcasts are a growing medium for both education and entertainment. Research shows it has grown over 25% per year for the past few years. As an appraiser, I find myself spending a lot of time at my computer as well as traveling to and from appraisal inspections. I discovered podcasting about a year ago and […]
Within the first few weeks of becoming an appraiser, I knew I had a choice to make. I was already being pressured by lenders, real estate agents, and others to ‘hit value.’ Other things were being asked of me that I felt were unethical or even bordering on illegal. It was clear that some […]
I get the question all the time, “Do I have to have egress windows in my basement if I am getting an FHA loan?” The answer is not a simple Yes or No, but it is also not as complex as some make it out to be. Basically, it depends on how much you want […]
The doorbell rings. On the front porch stands the appraiser you were expecting. She explains that she will first measure the home from the exterior and then will need to walk through each room on the inside. The questions in your mind are: What do you want me to do? Do you need help? Should […]
When purchasing a house, there are two, main inspections that typically take place: One is an appraisal for the purposes of lending and the other is a home inspection for the purpose of peace of mind. Do not mix the two up. They are not the same thing. If you are not paying cash, the […]
Idaho Real Estate, is subject to a phenomenon called “The Law of Diminishing Returns.” Actually, the law exists in Wyoming as well. Okay. Okay. The law exists everywhere, but we are only concerned with Eastern Idaho real estate and Wyoming real estate on this blog. The principle basically goes like this: the more you get […]
Regardless of the circumstances, going through a divorce can be a painful and complicated process. In addition to the emotional trauma, there are attorneys, monetary concerns, compex laws, and mountains of paperwork to deal with. If real estate (either primary, secondary, or investment) is involved, your headaches get much bigger. Where do you start? Who […]
We live in a world where finding out about a product or service before we buy is usually quite simple. When we are looking at a potential purchase on Amazon.com or other Internet sites, there are star ratings and reviews to read. Want to try out a new restaurant? Try using Yelp or Google Reviews. […]
Where We Are
- What is an Appraiser Looking for in the Crawlspace?October 31, 2015 - 5:23 pm
- What is an Appraiser Looking for in the Attic?August 31, 2015 - 5:23 pm
- The “Serial” Podcast and Your AppraiserJanuary 23, 2015 - 7:40 pm
- Killing a Deal with a ‘Low’ AppraisalSeptember 25, 2014 - 1:50 pm
- Are Egress Windows Required in Basements for FHA AppraisalsJune 20, 2014 - 10:17 pm