Getting Home Ready for Appraisal

Home Appraisal Myths

Home Appraisal Myths – Busted!

By pwsadmin / July 1, 2021 /

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 /

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 /

There is growing demand for alternative types of housing as prices for traditional single-family residences soar and it’s becoming more and more difficult for people to afford those homes. One attractive alternative type of home is the manufactured or modular home, which is built elsewhere and then moved to the final site. In fact, according…

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Different Home Appraisal Types

By pwsadmin / May 3, 2021 /

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 /

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 /

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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Home Appraisal Reconsideration of Value

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

By pwsadmin / February 1, 2021 /

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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5 Ways to Help Your Clients Through the Appraisal Process Successfully

Help Your Clients Through the Appraisal Process with 5 Tips

By pwsadmin / December 26, 2020 /

As a lender, you may wonder exactly how to best help your clients through the appraisal process successfully. Well, we’ve got the inside scoop for you! There are a few things you can do that will make a big difference in how smoothly the entire process goes.

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Reasons your appraisal came in low

Reasons Why Appraisals Come in Low

By pwsadmin / November 10, 2020 /

It’s a frustrating thing to buy or sell a home and find out that it’s not worth what you thought it would be. The real estate industry is no stranger to low appraisals, especially in today’s market, and there are plenty of reasons why they happen. From improvements not being worth what you expected to…

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Get Homes Ready for Appraisal

5 Ways Your Clients Can Get Homes Ready for Appraisal

By pwsadmin / October 13, 2020 /

How can your clients get homes ready for appraisal? We all know that one of the most important parts of a home transaction is the appraisal process, and sometimes it can seem a little mysterious. Why do homes appraise the way they do? It’s actually pretty simple. An appraiser is looking at the bones of…

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