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Appraisal Technology

Using Technology to Speed Up the Appraisal Process

By pwsadmin / July 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Using Technology to Speed Up the Appraisal Process

One thing we’ve been talking about a lot this year is the fact that homeowners to lenders to buyers want to get a mortgage more quickly. It seems reasonable, too, given all of the advances in technology within the housing industry recently to utilize appraisal technology—especially during 2020. The Pandemic Has Changed Appraisals The housing…

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Home Appraisal Myths

Home Appraisal Myths – Busted!

By pwsadmin / July 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Home Appraisal Myths – Busted!

No matter how many times you’ve been through the process, the prospect of a home appraisal can seem a little daunting. With the cobweb of people involved, it’s understandable that your clients may feel a little bit confused. So, to help everyone through the process, we’ve compiled a list of the top seven home appraisal…

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Things appraisers want sellers to know

5 Things Appraisers Want Sellers to Know

By pwsadmin / June 21, 2021 / Comments Off on 5 Things Appraisers Want Sellers to Know

Wouldn’t it be so much easier if there was a blog filled with all of the things appraisers want sellers to know? Oh, we just wrote one? Guess you’re in luck! That’s right, we’re unveiling all the mysteries! (Well . . . maybe not all of them, then you wouldn’t need us if you knew…

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Manufactured home appraisals

Everything You Need to Know About Manufactured Home Appraisals

By pwsadmin / June 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Manufactured Home Appraisals

There is a growing demand for alternative types of housing in communities across the country. As home prices for traditional single-family residences continue to soar, it’s becoming more difficult for people to buy a home. One attractive alternative type of home that is growing in demand is manufactured homes, sometimes referred to as mobile homes.…

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Different Home Appraisal Types

By pwsadmin / May 3, 2021 / Comments Off on Different Home Appraisal Types

With so much chatter out there about different kinds of home appraisals (especially since the pandemic has increased some of these appraisal types and decreased others), we thought we’d write something about the different home appraisal types and their pros and cons. While we’re not addressing appraisal waivers here, we’d like to point out that…

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How Appraisers Pick Comps

By pwsadmin / April 8, 2021 / Comments Off on How Appraisers Pick Comps

Appraisers have to be really methodical about how they pick comparable properties, or comps, when they are doing home appraisals. There are extensive guidelines from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the FHA about what constitutes an appropriate comp for a home appraisal. Here’s a peek into how appraisers pick comps and how they affect a…

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The Difference Between Sales Price and Appraisal Value

By pwsadmin / April 3, 2021 / Comments Off on The Difference Between Sales Price and Appraisal Value

You may wonder why a home’s sales price and appraisal value sometimes don’t match up. Whether you’re buying a home or selling a home, it’s important to know how they can differ, especially in today’s hot housing market. Home Sales Price The housing market is, of course, influenced by the fluctuations of supply and demand.…

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How COVID-19 Changed the Housing Industry Forever

How COVID-19 Changed the Housing Industry Forever

By pwsadmin / March 17, 2021 / Comments Off on How COVID-19 Changed the Housing Industry Forever

COVID-19 changed the housing industry in so many ways, from how buyers view potential homes to how loans close. While we all know the world will go back to “normal” at some point, some of these changes are going to be with us forever. The pandemic has required all of us to use technology to…

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2021 Housing Market

2021 Housing Market Outlook

By pwsadmin / March 1, 2021 / Comments Off on 2021 Housing Market Outlook

Everyone’s excited that 2021 is finally here, and we can’t blame them! We’re excited for the new year, too. Even though 2020 was a bummer for so many reasons, the housing market was not one of them. In fact, it was a bright spot in the economy, and no one expects that to change this…

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Home Appraisal Reconsideration of Value

What is a Home Appraisal Reconsideration of Value (ROV)?

By pwsadmin / February 1, 2021 / Comments Off on What is a Home Appraisal Reconsideration of Value (ROV)?

The real estate market has been moving at a breathtaking pace this year, and we’ve been seeing more home appraisal Reconsideration of Value (ROV) requests. That’s not unique to Kairos; many AMCs are seeing a substantial uptick in ROV requests. This is due to several interesting factors that are happening the market right now. While…

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