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Category: Appraisal

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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What is a Barndominium?

What is a barndominium? Basically, it is a style of home which is typically made of metal construction similar to barns. Sometimes they are attached to barns or workshops similar to the photo above or they could stand alone. These are unique homes and offer a certain...
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The Problems with the Price Per Square Foot Method

Do you know the price per square foot method for determining the value of a property? Do you use it? This is a topic that has been written and discussed much and for good reason. Real estate agents, buyers, seller’s, lenders, or investors all like an easy way to...
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