2019

The Proposed NYC "Pied-A-Terre Tax" Looks Catastrophic to NYC Real Estate

Miller Samuel

An earlier version of this post appeared in my weekly Housing Notes, March 15, 2019 edition. I've since added more information and insights as the situation unfolds.

What Town Do You Live in?

Padove Appraisal Service

People are often asked what town they live in. In the Philadelphia suburbs, this question is more difficult than it appears. How this question is answered can have a large impact on the appraisal of your home. Pennsylvania is divided into 67 counties.

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What is a comparable sale?

Annarbor Appraisal

What is a comparable sale? A sales package left for the appraiser is welcome. Most appraisers appreciate the agent’s insights into the sales they used as comparable choices when they priced the home for sale.

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Mokena, Frankfort, Tinley, Oak Forest & New Lenox price trends!

Advanced Appraisal

July 2019 Chicago and South Suburban Appraisal Blog

What Does an Appraiser Do?

Realtor

ftwitty/iStock When you’re considering buying a house, there are two sides to the story: the seller’s asking price and the actual value of the property. This is where an appraiser steps in. Is the new home you’re looking at priced too high?

One Way to Lower Your Property Taxes

Appraisal Partners Blog

When you own your own home, you are subject to all of the costs that come with that. One of those that can be a considerable burden is property taxes. You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who isn’t looking for a way to drive down the cost of those pesky taxes.

Crestwood—Neighborhood Analysis of Single-Family Residential Homes (November 2019)

Portland Appraisal Blog

The Crestwood neighborhood is part of the Southwest portion of Portland and is one of the periphery neighborhoods. This neighborhood is largely residential with minor commercial and one city park (Dickinson).

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The Automated Appraisal: Tips for a Changing Appraisal Environment

Genworth MI Blog

Perhaps you’ve heard the murmurs about an automated appraisal. There are big changes coming to appraisals, and they’ll have a huge impact on how the mortgage industry does business.

Common Questions Agents Ask The Appraiser

CM Appraisals

By Tom Horn on Aug 15, 2019 07:49 am ​Confused About Appraisals? Check Out These 11 Common Questions Agents Ask The Appraiser ​This week I thought I would take a look at some of the questions I get asked by real estate agents.

What is a Hybrid Appraisal?

Robinson Appraisal Group

A hybrid appraisal is a valuation completed by a Licensed/Certified appraiser that is very similar to a desktop appraisal. It is a shorter appraisal form than the traditional appraisal and is performed by an appraiser who typically never visits the property.

My Brick Underground Podcast Interview: The Market Doesn't Care What You Think

Miller Samuel

That was the theme but my interview episode was called " the state of the market. ". The indispensable NYC web site Brick Underground has been doubling down on its podcast as of late and I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak about the state of the market.

Spring Is Upon Us! A look At The Seasons Of Residential Real Estate

Padove Appraisal Service

The spring real estate market is quickly approaching. This can be good news for both buyers and sellers. The summer months typically bring higher sale prices to sellers. It also brings a better selection of homes to buyers.

Why price per square foot is not the appraisers choice

Annarbor Appraisal

Often, buyers and sellers are under the impression that it is simple to price a house by its square footage.

Cook and Will County Property Assessment Appeal Overview!

Advanced Appraisal

11/18/2019

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Find Out What Really Happens When You Waive Contingencies to Score a Home

Realtor

Monopoly: Hasbro Concept: Greg Chow In a white-hot market, you may feel pressure to make some concessions to win over a seller—and, no, we’re not talking about sending a basket of banana-nut muffins.

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Why Should You Get A Pre-Listing Appraisal?

Appraisal Partners Blog

When you’re selling your home, one of the most egregious mistakes you can make is failing to accurately estimate your home’s worth.

Far Southwest—Neighborhood Analysis of Single-Family Residential Homes (August 2019)

Portland Appraisal Blog

The Far Southwest neighborhood is just that—far southwest! It represents one of the periphery neighborhoods of the City of Portland. The neighborhood is largely dominated by the Portland Community College Sylvania Campus.

Market Outlook for 2019 and 2020: Trends to Watch

Boston Appraisal

The housing market across the country, and especially in Boston and New England, is experiencing a growth trend that’s accelerated over the last few years. The median home and condo prices in the U.S. have dramatically risen, reaching a record high in early 2019.

The Automated Appraisal: Tips for a Changing Appraisal Environment

Genworth MI Blog

Perhaps you’ve heard the murmurs about an automated appraisal. There are big changes coming to appraisals, and they’ll have a huge impact on how the mortgage industry does business.

Home Inspections vs Home Appraisals

D Fritz Appraisals

What’s the Difference Between a Home Inspection and a Home Appraisal? If you’re in the market for a new home, the terms “home appraisal” and “home inspection” are more than likely to come up at some point as you zero in on a property you want to buy.

Get the quality appraisal you need

Robinson Appraisal Group

Here at Robinson Appraisal Group, we will give you an accurate and detailed report on the quality and value of your home. We offer competitive pricing and electronic ordering and delivery to make life a bit easier for you as well.

BREAKING The New York State AMC Law Is Now In Effect

Miller Samuel

Back on April 19th , I wrote about the New York AMC law in my Housing Notes newsletter. After years of AMCs chipping away at the public trust, the New York AMC law was designed to protect the consumer.

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Market Overview: Colonial School District

Padove Appraisal Service

For this market overview I will get even more local. One of the key factors driving suburban residential real estate markets is the school district they are located in. I will examine the Colonial School District.

Probate – proceed with caution

Annarbor Appraisal

Probate can be a complicated process for the personal representative, who likely only handles this type of situation once or twice in a lifetime. For some people, such as the attorney, or the agent who handles many estate related sales, the process makes sense.

2019 Tinley Park, Mokena, Orland and Frankfort Christmas Lights!

Advanced Appraisal

12/24/2019 Chicago and South Suburban Appraisal Blog

Should Home Sellers Get an Appraisal Before Listing? Here’s Why It’ll Cost You

Realtor

William_Potter/iStock Even if you’re new to this whole selling-a-house thing, chances are good you’ve heard of a home appraisal. And if you know just a little about the process, you know that the appraisal—a value put on your home by an objective third-party expert—can make or break your home sale.

Why You Need A Home Apprasial Even If Paying Fully In Cash

Appraisal Partners Blog

What is a home appraisal? An appraisal is a professional opinion of a home’s value that is completely unbiased.

Lake Oswego—Neighborhood Analysis of Waterfront Single-Family Residential Homes (July 2019)

Portland Appraisal Blog

Oswego Lake is a scenic and picturesque former channel of the Tualatin River. It is a natural feature, but has been enlarged due to a dam to its present size of ~395 acres. Many homes rim the lake as well as the smaller bays connected to it.

Appraising Green Buildings: Do Solar Panels Add Value to the Property?

Boston Appraisal

From eliminating disposable straws to banning single-use plastic bags, reducing human impact on the environment is at the forefront of many citizens’ minds in recent years.

Disagreeing with the Appraiser: Tips for Staying Compliant While Making Your Case

Genworth MI Blog

This article first appeared in the June issue of National Mortgage Professional Magazine. . The home appraisal has been requested…the waiting begins. As a lender, many questions race through your mind; “Will the property condition be acceptable? Will repairs be needed?

Buying a Home? Plan for These Hidden Costs

Zillow

You're excited because you just found the perfect home. The neighborhood is great, the house is charming and the price is right. But the asking price is just the beginning.

Baltimore Trends and the Outlook for 2019

Robinson Appraisal Group

Buyers and sellers are in for another nail biting year of making predictions regarding the Baltimore metropolitan market. There seems to be a slightly harder road ahead than last year due to the future of the Federal Fund Rate. Interest rates are projected to rise from its current 5% to 5.5%

Manhattan Annual Price Records By Property Type Since 1982

Miller Samuel

LOL, I had to move our company logo to the "left" to accommodate the 2019 condo record. Click on the chart to expand. Manhattan

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Market Overview: Montgomery County, PA

Padove Appraisal Service

We’ve all seen recent news articles about the slumping residential real estate market. These articles mostly reflect national trends. Real estate is very local, so let’s take a look closer to home. I have chosen to focus on Montgomery County, PA, an area I work heavily in.

April 1, 2019 Washtenaw County market snapshot

Annarbor Appraisal

4/1/19. Mixing up my monthly run related to how the market is doing (not looking at prices, only supply and absorption).

When would I need a Real Estate Appraisal??

Advanced Appraisal

May 2019 Chicago and South Suburban Appraiser Blog

Minnesota Real Estate Appraisal Services Nominated in Two Categories in Annual Readers Poll

MN Real Estate Services

Minnesota Real Estate Services has been nominated as one of the area’s top 3 “Best Appraisal Companies” and also in the top 3 for the “Best Commercial Valuation” in the annual readers poll conducted jointly by the readers of Minnesota Lawyer and also Finance and Commerce. Actual top place winners will be announced on September 26th.