Author Archives: David Black

The Skills and Education You Need to Become a Real Estate Appraiser

Introduction There are certain academic qualifications and soft skills that you must acquire before you become a certified real estate appraiser. You therefore need to know what your duties will entail before choosing this career path. In simple words, as a real estate appraiser your main job will be to find out the value of […]

7 Innovative Approaches to Improve Your Home Appraisal

When buying or selling your home or even refinancing your existing mortgage, a home appraisal is an important component that dictates the transaction. Banks, lenders, and home-buyers are increasingly becoming interested that they get the best deal, one which will offer them the best value for their money. A reason why you as a homeowner […]

How Does My Appraiser Come Up With the Price?

In the past few decades we have seen a drastic growth in many housing markets globally. This means that there is a growth in interest of developing real estate properties – both commercial and residential, as forms of long-term investment and that there is a real demand for it due to a high take-up rate […]

Challenging a bad home appraisal is a smart move

Challenging the bad home appraisal with a smart move A home appraisal is an unbiased view of the expert, who has a professional knowledge in mentioning the appraisal of your property to the bank against the said loan or papers. Sometimes, the appraiser makes a mistake while preparing your home appraisal which might put you […]

Tips to Hiring a Qualified Appraiser

How do you hire an appraiser for your rental property? I’m going to tell you how to hire an appraiser. No doubt you’ve probably had an appraisal come in that seemed way off or just had you scratching your head about it. I know I have. I recently went through this with an appraiser that […]

Think you’re ready to buy your first house?

Pros and Cons This is for those first time home buyers. Here are the pros and cons to weigh to know when you’re ready to buy your first house. You’ll know it’s the right time. Some things to consider, you wouldn’t even be reading this article unless you knew the benefits of owning a home. […]

Difference Between an Appraiser and an Inspector

Today we’re going to talk about appraisers and inspectors and what’s the difference. What an Appraiser do So an appraiser is actually somebody who comes out and does an evaluation of the property based off of the comparables that have sold recently close to you. So what does that look like, well an appraisal should […]

How is a Home Appraisal Generated?

I’m a loan officer and today’s topic is understanding the home appraisal process. So what is an appraisal and why is it needed in lending? So an appraisal is performed to determine the value of the current market value of your home. These are done so the bank or mortgage company feel comfortable that they […]