What should you do to increase the value of your home? (Part 1)
As an appraiser one of the most common questions I receive is: "what can I do to increase the value of my home?" A very good question indeed. So I thought I would take a moment to address this issue, since I think most homeowners have wondered about this at one time or another. First of all, if you own your own home, it is important to remember that it is not just the place where you live, it is an investment. For most people it is probably the most important investment that
I don't think I am cut out to be a blogger...
I want to thank everyone who took the time to read my last (first) blog post. I had a lot of fun writing it. Now, everyone who knows me well knows that I am a perfectionist. Of course, this can be a blessing and a curse. One of the problems with being a perfectionist is that I find that I am never quite satisfied with anything that I do (make, build, design, etc.) and I am compelled, no, driven to continue to tinker with whatever it is in a futile effort to attain perfection,
Why in the world would anyone want to become an appraiser?
Well, this is my first blog post. Ever. My wife has often encouraged me to write a blog, but I always resisted the idea, having long had my doubts about whether anyone would be even remotely interested in reading a blog written by an appraiser, hence my procrastination. So here I am giving it a shot, I guess I'll finally get to find out if anyone is interested or not. I have been doing this job so long (28 years now) that it has long since lost its luster and just doesn't see