Houston Real Estate Blogosphere
Houston Real Estate Blogosphere brings together all the blog posts of REALTORS from the Houston area in one place
Post by Category
 

Home Appraisals

The most recently published posts in the Home Appraisals category
https://www.asc.gov/pages/FindAnAppraiser.asp This is a great resource to verify credential of an appraiser and also to look up a professional in your area. There is an advanced search option that can help narrow the list to active or inactive.  ...
Read Post [Posted on 06/24/2014 By Anuradha Prasad]
idjaijdioquoid
Read Post [Posted on 06/12/2014 By Shadrick Bogany]
The Appraisal Institute is using a new form to help appraisers factor in energy-efficient home features when valuing homes. The forms can also be used by real estate agents in describing “green” properties on the MLS, the Appraisal Institute notes.  Everything from a home owners’ energy efficient appliances to solar panels may now get more attention from appraisals with the added form.  ...
Read Post [Posted on 05/31/2014 By John Askins]
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 When protesting Your property taxes I think there is no exact secret besides being well prepared with facts and present your case with con...
Read Post [Posted on 05/14/2014 By Annette Jacobs]
Home appraisals coming in for lower than the agreed upon selling price of a home is making it difficult for some home buyers to take advantage of the rising market. About one-third of real estate professionals say low appraisals have caused a transaction to fall through, be delayed, or have to be re-negotiated, according to National Association of REALTORS® housing data.The main culprit for the di...
Read Post [Posted on 05/13/2014 By John Askins]
A Colorado State University (CSU) study looked into home prices in conservation developments, where residential real estate is limited and usually 50 percent to 70 percent of the land is set aside as open space. The research shows that home buyers are willing to pay a premium to live near such open, undeveloped tracts. Sarah Reed, co-author of the study, and her colleagues compared 2,222 ...
Read Post [Posted on 05/12/2014 By John Askins]
Your property taxes may go up significantly this year. If your only home is your homestead and you made no improvements, the increase in the taxable value of your home is limited by law to 10% per year. However, the taxable value on second homes and investment properties which is based on market value may have increased by 20% or more in Harris County from 2013 to 2014.Whether your homestead makes...
Read Post [Posted on 04/14/2014 By James Brodnax]
One big misunderstanding between real estate agents and appraisers centers on how, when, and what they can communicate about the valuation process. While federal laws dictate those communications, appraisers and agents don’t have to be estranged during a transaction. “There’s a window of opportunity when agents and appraisers can talk, but once the appraisal has been developed and sent to the cl...
Read Post [Posted on 04/07/2014 By John Askins]
U.S. bank regulators are proposing rules that seek to increase the qualifications of appraisers and “attempt to overhaul the appraisal industry to ensure that those assessing a home’s value have no hidden financial ties to lenders that could influence assessments,” The Wall Street Journal reports. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve, and other regulators are...
Read Post [Posted on 04/04/2014 By John Askins]
HOMEOWNERS: It's time to fight your taxes! Every year, about this time, your County Appraisal District will mail out the newly assessed taxable values of your house. You want these values to be as low as possible, so you pay less home taxes. You should be fighting these every year. You can hire a company or you can fight them yourself. Your REALTOR (Me) has the data to help you fight them yourself...
Read Post [Posted on 04/02/2014 By Sallie Wheeler]
If you just opened your mailbox and found your notice from your appraisal district, you may still be in shock.  Because even with the much improved real estate market, it seems the tax assessors are assessing homes on the high side right now.  If you feel your home is valued too high or just want confirmation that the market is really this strong, please send me an email and I will send ...
Read Post [Posted on 03/31/2014 By Dee Pardue]
A major home-selling decision arrives right at the start: setting your home’s price. It’s a step that can be decisive for good or for ill.But what is the “right” price? We know what it probably isn’t—it’s not the first number that pops into your head, nor is it likely to be The-Price-of-Your-Next-House-Plus-the Cost-of-a-Family-Vacation-in-Tahiti-Plus-the-New-Sportscar-You’ve-Always-Wanted-to...
Read Post [Posted on 03/24/2014 By Connie Inmon]
In the recent past, low appraisals have been blamed on delaying—or even canceling—many real estate transactions over the last few years. While real estate professionals are limited in how much involvement they can have in the appraisal process, they can do a few important things to help ensure their sellers receive a fair valuation. Be there. Appraisers and other real estate agents say that being ...
Read Post [Posted on 03/07/2014 By John Askins]
Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends FEB-2014 Newsletter http://robbipfeil....
Read Post [Posted on 02/28/2014 By Robbi Pfeil]
Hello, everyone!I hope you guys have had a wonderful week thus far.  It's been chilly and rainy here so far, but luckily the sun is now making an appearance!  Hooray!It's time to talk appraisal and inspections.  These topics can certainly be confusing, so I'm hoping to make some sense of it for you guys.Some points about inspections:- If you are purchasing a resale property, it is h...
Read Post [Posted on 02/11/2014 By Jill Rainey]
Find a Blog
Agent name
Blog name