Author: Shannon Slater

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! We wish you a safe and enjoyable Halloween. Enjoy these scary prior posts, just in time for Halloween! The Wylie Ax Murder House- Does Murder Impact the Value of Real Estate? HAUNTED HOUSES, HAUNTED REAL ESTATE Haunted House Adjustments 5 Scary Movies That Describe An Appraiser’s Job...
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Turning a Corner- October Newsletter 2022

Happy October and Happy 8th Anniversary to our blog and 7th Anniversary of our newsletter. The first newsletter was published in September 2015. It has evolved since then and it has been fun reporting all of the different things that the North Texas markets as well as national markets...
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Mortgage Rates Impacting Housing- September Newsletter

I am a 7th generation Texan on both sides of my family. I can trace my roots back to the Battle of San Jacinto and the Old Three Hundred . If you are from Texas then you get it.  To those that just got here, “Welcome”!! I hope you...
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Is the Sun Setting on High Prices? – August Newsletter

“It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.” – Bernard Williams We recently had an extended trip to send our son off to college in Colorado. When we returned I snapped this photo of Lake Ray Roberts as we were arriving in our hometown. It was so...
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The Tide is Turning- July Newsletter

We’ve been watching our markets and seeing signs of a slowdown but this past month the signs are getting stronger. We are not seeing a crash. We are not going off a cliff, just a turn of the tide. Our four counties show prices are up from the same...
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How Can Appraisers Dress in This Heat?

It’s summer and in some parts of the country it is getting very hot! Here in North Texas we have been in a heat wave, that seems to have no end in sight. Every day this week heat advisories have been issued and it can be challenging to be...
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June Newsletter-Easing Off the Pedal

When I was a young poor college student, I got a speeding ticket. When the officer asked me how fast I was going, I told him truthfully that I didn’t know.  You see my speedometer had stopped working in my car and I didn’t have the extra funds to...
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How to Relocate With Ease

We have written about relocation appraisals in the past and we appreciate our guest bloggers that contribute to our blog. Enjoy this guest post from Megan Cooper with Real Life Home. You just got the call—the job is yours! Now what? Relocating your family to take a job can...
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