Category: Appraisal

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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To Desktop or Not to Desktop? That is The Question

   Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both announced earlier this year the implementation of the use of Desktop Appraisals beginning in March.  There has been much discussion and questions regarding these products so I thought I would share some information and thoughts on the topic.  Why would the GSEs...
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Appraising in 2022! What Will It Be For You?

Happy New Year! As we begin a new year, I wanted to take a moment to discuss what that may mean. It seems that we don’t really hear much about “New Year’s Resolutions” anymore. Perhaps, it’s because they seem to be impossible. I “resolve” to do this or not do that...
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Taking Some Time Off

Do you need some time off? This past year has been a time like none other. As we dealt with all of the unknowns, worries, and concerns of the pandemic, appraisers were busy. Busier than ever. The recent article from Freddie Mac reporting on appraiser...
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How do appraisers adjust for time in rapidly increasing markets?

If you are like me, you are probably tired of hearing the word “unprecedented”. How many times have we said it or read it this past year? What is another word we can use? Remarkable? Extraordinary? Phenomenal? However we describe it, we are currently experiencing rapidly appreciating real estate...
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What to Wear?

No this hasn’t suddenly become a fashion blog. This is really for my fellow female appraisers. My apologies guys, some of this might apply to you, but I am really speaking to the gals. The question as to how to dress as an appraiser comes up often so I...
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15 Years of Appraising

This month marks my 15th year of real estate appraising. I clearly remember how nervous I was to quit my teaching job and a steady paycheck to join my husband in his business. ...
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How to Build Equity in Your Home

Want to know how to build equity in your home? Lexi Klinkenberg with Redfin put together these answers from real estate appraisers. We were honored to be featured in this article. How to Build Equity in Your Home Published on: January 21, 2020 – By Lexi Klinkenberg Building home equity is...
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