Homeowners & property appraisers see eye-to-eye



Homeowners and real estate appraisers are finally seeing eye-to-eye (almost!) following years of contrasting opinions over the valuation of properties.

Are you going to pay unnecessary taxes on your real estate owned by your IRA?



Routinely the IRS requires annual valuations to be listed on the annual IRA IRS Form 5498 filing. However, it is when a taxable event occurs that an independent Fair Market Value valuation becomes crucial for the investor.

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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