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Promoting Public Trust, Part 7: Appraiser Conduct

In this blog post, which is part 7 of our 12-part series on Promoting Public Trust, we’ll look at a few areas within USPAP that deal with an appraiser’s conduct.  If you’ve recently received an appraisal and read the entire thing, you probably have a few questions!  This post will clear up a few of [...]

Promoting Public Trust, Part 7: Appraiser Conduct2020-08-13T14:29:44+00:00

Promoting Public Trust Part 6: The Appraiser and Bias

Bias.  The word itself is just ugly, isn’t it?  It’s negative.  It connotes everything that someone should not be.  To be labeled as biased is not something anyone attains to.  For an appraiser, it’s no different.  In fact, if an appraiser is biased in any way, they are no longer an appraiser.  In this blog [...]

Promoting Public Trust Part 6: The Appraiser and Bias2020-07-26T19:29:43+00:00

Promoting Public Trust, Part 5: Confidentiality (Part 2)

Our last blog post served as an introduction to the topic of Confidentiality.  In case you missed it, click *here*.  In this post, we’re going to get very practical and answer some frequently asked questions about how USPAP and Confidentiality work together in the appraisal process.   Most of the FAQs in this post are [...]

Promoting Public Trust, Part 5: Confidentiality (Part 2)2020-07-16T14:30:21+00:00

Promoting Public Trust Part 1: What is USPAP?

Promoting Public Trust Part 1:  What is USPAP?   This is part one of a 12-part blog and podcast series on the appraiser’s professional standards of practice, called USPAP.  If you prefer consuming information by listening to a podcast, this topic will be dropping on The Appraisal Cast very soon! Keep a lookout!    Let’s [...]

Promoting Public Trust Part 1: What is USPAP?2020-05-18T18:35:34+00:00

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

5 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in the Spring Spring is finally here!  Well, technically.  It felt like winter last week, but hey – birds are chirping and the grass is growing!  What better time to start thinking about getting your home ready to sell than the spring?  Here are just a [...]

5 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in the Spring2020-04-20T16:01:44+00:00

Appraisal vs Assessment: Three Things You Need To Know

If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve probably wondered about your home’s tax assessment.  Is that my market value?  Is that number accurate? How did they come up with their numbers?  Is that the same as an appraisal? All of these questions are commonly asked, and we’ll look at them in some detail in this blog [...]

Appraisal vs Assessment: Three Things You Need To Know2020-04-03T19:08:11+00:00

What Can I Count as Living Area?

What Can I Count as Living Area?   Enclosed Porches, basements, garages, bonus rooms, unfinished rooms.  Does your home have any of these areas? Are you confused if you can count them in your home’s living area?  In this blog post, we’ll answer the question we’ve heard from countless homeowners: “What can I count as [...]

What Can I Count as Living Area?2020-02-10T00:29:20+00:00

What Does FHA Say About Inground Pools?

Anybody wanna go for a swim?   As I write this blog post, it’s mid-December and currently cold & raining outside my office.  Maybe I’m dreaming of summer already, I don’t know. Regardless, I thought I’d write a quick post about swimming pools and FHA appraisals.   So let’s ‘jump’ right in!  (Sorry. That was [...]

What Does FHA Say About Inground Pools?2020-01-10T21:03:12+00:00

Tip for Homeowners On Remodel Projects

Here's a quick, helpful tip from Ryan for homeowners regarding unfinished remodel projects... Do you have any questions about this? We would love to hear from you!   Helping homeowners navigate the appraisal process, Ryan Bays, SRA, AI-RRS  

Tip for Homeowners On Remodel Projects2020-01-09T23:05:47+00:00