The Importance of Property Valuer Guidance



What is a Property Valuer? A Property Valuer or Appraiser is a recognized name in the world of real estate. It is offered as a high-class service for clients in various types of property valuation.  One of the many things they offer is expert,

Appraiser and Homeowner Valuation Gap Narrows



The discrepancy between appraisers’ and home owners’ opinions of home values is narrowing. In November, appraisers valued homes 1.56 percent higher than home owners, according to Quicken Loans’ Home Price Perception Index.

Fannie Mae Creates Blacklist for ‘Questionable’ Appraisers



Fannie Mae is at last taking action against appraisers deemed to have ‘questionable practices’, and has apparently created a blacklist of those who mortgage lenders and banks should be wary of doing business with.

Skip the Prelisting Appraisal; Hire the Appraiser as a Consultant



Should a home seller get a pre-listing appraisal? Only if its usefulness is kept in context, otherwise, it’s likely to be a waste of money. As both an active certified appraiser and associate broker I always try to find why the question was asked before answering it. Many times, having an appraiser as a “consultant” is far better than having them complete just an appraisal.

Title Problems That Can Kill Your Real Estate Closing



There is a poster I keep in my office entitled “The real estate closing”, and it’s made up of three panels.  The first panel has all of the participants in the closing sitting straight up in an orderly fashion in a rowboat with oars ready to get started.  The appraiser, the lender, the real estate […]

Appraisers Hit Back at Critics



“Don’t shoot the messenger” reads a new message from the Appraisal Institute, which has asked those involved in real estate deals not to blame appraisers when a contract falls through based on a property’s values.

Why So Many Low Appraisals?



More than 10% of realtors in the U.S. have said they’ve had sales called off because the appraisal was lower than the buyer’s agreed prices, claims a National Association of Realtors survey in January.

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