Articles in Property Appraisers

What Does an Appraiser Do?

by Angela Colley on

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.... Read full article

The Number of Real Estate Appraisers is Falling. Here’s Why You Should Care

by Amy Hoak on

The ranks of real estate appraisers stand to shrink substantially over the next five years, which could mean longer waits, higher fees and even lower-quality appraisals as more appraisers cross state lines to value properties.... Read full article

How a Home Appraisal Can Make or Break Your Mortgage

by Daniel Bortz on

Buying a home often requires some serious haggling between buyer and seller to arrive at a price they’re both willing to accept.... Read full article

Crucial Types of Contract Contingencies For Home Buyers

by Elizabeth Weintraub on

How to Release a Contract Contingency... Read full article

Is It OK to Pay Over List Price for a Home?

by Elizabeth Weintraub on

Is it OK to Pay Over List Price for a Home?... Read full article

Are you paying unseen add-on fees for your appraisal?

by Kenneth R. Harney on

Are you getting fleeced on appraisal charges when you buy a house or refinance? ... Read full article

Determining Value: Local Appraisers Talk Shop

by Lacey Sikora on

The field has changed since the economic downturn... Read full article

Find the Right Home Appraiser: A Quick Guide

by Jean Folger on

An appraisal is an opinion of what a typical buyer would pay for a property (the market value), performed by a professional state-licensed or certified appraiser. If you’re applying for a mortgage, your lender or an appraisal management company (AMC)... Read full article

How Much Do Home Appraisers Make?

by Eric Whiteside on

Appraiser training course companies paint rosy pictures of easy money and high incomes for real estate appraisers. The reality is that the work is time-consuming, and the top earnings belong to people who work long hours and are good at running their... Read full article

What Is a Home Appraisal? Must-Know Info for Buyers

by Michele Lerner on

When you and your Realtor® wrote your purchase offer for a home, you most likely made your offer contingent on several items, including financing, a home inspection, and an appraisal.... Read full article