FHA Appraisals

After the Appraisal: What You Need to Know about a Final Inspection

I wrote this blog post a couple of years ago, but the topic bears another look.  In this updated post, we’ll look at what a final inspection is, and what steps you can take to make the most of the appraiser’s return visit.   Just because the appraisal has been completed and sent in to [...]

After the Appraisal: What You Need to Know about a Final Inspection2019-10-18T14:57:59+00:00

So You Replaced the Light Bulbs? Great. Now Here’s What the Appraiser Really Wants to Know.

If you’re selling your home or refinancing your mortgage, taking advantage of these historically low-interest rates, chances are you’re looking to make the most of your upcoming appraisal.  And by that I mean, you’d like your home to appraise for as much as possible. Am I right? Well, one of the ways you can make [...]

So You Replaced the Light Bulbs? Great. Now Here’s What the Appraiser Really Wants to Know.2019-10-12T16:57:45+00:00

Entry Into Your Crawlspace

A quick word about entryways to the crawlspace of your home.     Helping homeowners navigate the appraisal process, Ryan Bays, SRA, AI-RRS

Entry Into Your Crawlspace2019-09-26T17:34:34+00:00

Home Inspection

    Helping homeowners navigate the appraisal process, Ryan Bays, SRA, AI-RRS

Home Inspection2019-07-05T19:13:46+00:00

Pools & FHA Inspection

Advice from a seasoned appraiser about pools and your inspection! Helping homeowners navigate the appraisal process, Ryan Bays, SRA, AI-RRS

Pools & FHA Inspection2019-06-10T15:12:27+00:00

FHA and Cosmetic Improvements

Many homes are purchased with FHA financing, and unless you’re buying a brand new home, there’s likely some cosmetic issues that need to be fixed...sometime.  What does FHA say about these minor issues, commonly referred to as deferred maintenance?  Keep reading and find out!   But first, let’s briefly define what we’re talking about.  When [...]

FHA and Cosmetic Improvements2019-05-15T21:34:43+00:00

The Difference Between Manufactured & Modular Homes

Manufactured home.  Double Wide. Trailer.  Sectional home. Mobile home.  Modular home. These words, for decades, have been used at one point or another, by various individuals, to describe different homes.  Sometimes, this can be because of different names used in different parts of the country. Most of the time, though, it’s because there’s so much [...]

The Difference Between Manufactured & Modular Homes2019-04-29T15:43:51+00:00

Three Tips for a Successful Final Inspection

The appraisal has been ordered.  Things are moving forward.  You can see the closing table in the distance!  Your Realtor calls and tells you that the appraisal came back just fine.  Good news!  Not so fast, though.  There are repairs, and you're going to have to fix them.  Here's a list of a few things [...]

Three Tips for a Successful Final Inspection2018-11-30T20:18:16+00:00