Residential Properties

Appraisal 101 Part 1: Back to the Basics

School is in session. In this blog post - which is part one of a three-part series called ‘Appraisal 101’ - we will be answering two very important and fundamental questions:  What is a real estate appraisal?; and what is a real estate appraiser? Question 1:  What is a real estate appraisal? If you Google ‘what is [...]

Appraisal 101 Part 1: Back to the Basics2019-01-18T18:04:13+00:00

Four Ways Appraisers Can Help Homeowners

Appraisers have many tools in our tool belt to help homeowners, just like you.  Rarely do we ever just supply an opinion of value (appraisal) and leave it at that.  Sure, that's what we do best, and what we are trained to do.  But in addition to forming an opinion of the value of your [...]

Four Ways Appraisers Can Help Homeowners2019-01-06T04:34:25+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

5 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in the Spring

Spring is finally here!  Well, technically.  We’ll still probably get some snow in a week, but hey – birds are chirping and grass is growing!  What better time to start thinking about getting your home ready to sell than the spring?  Here are just a few tips for getting your home ready to show to [...]

5 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in the Spring2016-03-22T21:54:46+00:00

Does Your House Measure Up, Part 2: Manufactured Homes

In our last post, we discussed in the importance of accurate measurements, and how there can sometimes be large discrepancies between what public records show, versus what actually exists.  Now, it Part Two, we will look at how this applies to manufactured homes. Manufactured homes are a big part of the real estate industry in [...]

Does Your House Measure Up, Part 2: Manufactured Homes2015-03-18T21:53:57+00:00

Brick or Brick Veneer: Does It Matter?

In the Greater Owensboro Realtor Association October Newsletter, local Realtors and Affiliates read that The MLS has requested that SEI change “brick veneer” to “brick”. Once the word veneer is deleted the change is “irreversible”, and every occurrence (listing) that included the term” brick veneer”, will now read “brick”. […]

Brick or Brick Veneer: Does It Matter?2015-01-27T01:43:47+00:00

You Mean I CAN Tear Down My House That’s Listed on the National Register?

Recently, I took part in a meeting with the Kentucky Heritage Council, during which we discussed the National Register of Historic Places and its affect on homeowners.  It goes without saying that there is much confusion surrounding the National Register — what it means, and what it doesn’t — thus, this post.  I hope the [...]

You Mean I CAN Tear Down My House That’s Listed on the National Register?2015-01-27T01:43:47+00:00