BUYING A HOME – DO I NEED AN APPRAISAL?

In plain simple English, your home is your biggest financial investment. Let’s relate it to stocks, shall we? Would you buy a brand new stock, you’d only heard of once? If you were smart, you would read everything you could … Continue reading

POTTED PLANTS FOR A QUICK HOME VALUE FIX?

Adding some vibrant colored blooms to your front yard or porch is one of the quickest ways to improve the visual appeal and beauty of your home. Don’t overdo it – gaudy is not attractive! Choose your landscaping colors carefully … Continue reading

7 QUESTIONS TO PICKING A REAL ESTATE AGENT

By now you know me as a real estate appraiser, but since I have to say something about me on this page, I’ll share some ‘trivia’ with you.  I come from a long line of real estate people.  Five generations … Continue reading

IS COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS A FREE APPRAISAL?

Image via Wikipedia COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS CMA stands for Comparative Market Analysis, and NO, a CMA is NOT A FREE APPRAISAL.  In fact, a CMA is completely different than an appraisal. CMA has to do with determining an asking price, … Continue reading

USING FENG SHUI TO GET A HIGHER APPRAISAL

FENG SHUI – MYTH OR FACT? Image via Wikipedia The fundamentals of Feng Shui have been around for thousands and thousands of years in the middle eastern countries. However, Feng Shui has recently been gaining understanding and acceptance in the … Continue reading