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Reasons Real Estate Agents Order Appraisals

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I talk with real estate agents almost every day. Sometimes I’m asking them questions about a property that sold which I’m considering using as a comp or I’m teaching a class on appraisals to lenders and realtors. Other times they’re calling me asking about various appraisal procedures or if I can do an appraisal for […]

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Appraisals for Trusts, Estates and Probate

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Though much of my business comes from lenders and banks, I do a fair amount of valuation work for attorneys, CPA’s, trustees, executors, and estate planners. This often involves appraisals of real property related to setting up and administering Trusts, Estate planning, and settlement at the time of death or property tax assessments during the […]

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Q & A with Josh Walitt on Residential Appraisals Colorado

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Question #1: My bank said they ordered an appraisal for my loan, but no one ever came inside the house. Does this sound right to you?   For certain types of loans, such as home equity loans, banks follow specific federal guidelines (called Interagency Guidelines) which allow for the bank to use an exterior-only appraisal […]

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