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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

Home Inspection

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

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

How Appraisers Can Help Investors

If you are a real estate investor or interested in becoming a real estate investor you may find a real estate appraiser can be a valuable resource for your investments!   Helping homeowners navigate the appraisal process, Ryan Bays, SRA, AI-RRS

How Appraisers Can Help Investors2019-06-10T15:08:52+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

Yes! You Can Talk To The Appraiser!

Previously, I wrote a two-part series about how Location is King in real estate.  Well, just as location is of utmost importance when it comes to real estate valuation, communication is most important in the day-to-day dealings between homeowners, Realtors and Appraisers.  In this very important blog post, we dive into how all parties in [...]

Yes! You Can Talk To The Appraiser!2019-03-28T17:38:25+00:00

How To Challenge Your Real Estate Appraisal

So you listed your house, and in only three short days, you secured a buyer!  Yay! The buyer was already pre-approved, so in just a few more days, the appraiser came, and in less than a week the appraisal was done.  Wow, things were moving fast! But wait. You contracted with the purchaser to sell [...]

How To Challenge Your Real Estate Appraisal2019-03-03T01:23:25+00:00

The Power of a Pre-Listing Appraisal

Are you planning on listing your home this Spring?  If so, you should do two things:  hire a Realtor, and get a Pre-Listing Appraisal.   More and more, I am doing appraisals for individuals selling their home on their own.  While some have done this with much success, it can be an extremely costly (in [...]

The Power of a Pre-Listing Appraisal2017-03-26T21:47:40+00:00