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How Do Appraisers Handle Additions With No Permits?

Non-permitted additions or additions added to a home without proper permits can become a headache for the buyer as well austin home appraisers.  Will lenders turn it down because there are different factors that make it difficult?  There are non-permitted additions that do receive financing but only if the appraiser is highly qualified and is…

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Newer Homes in Older Subdivisions

You are looking at a new home that is situated in an older neighborhood and are trying to discover it’s value. There are a few things you need to take into consideration to get an idea of this home’s now and future value: Construction Quality: In some cases, newer isn’t always better. Your home appraisal will…

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What Is Comparable Bracketing and How Do Appraisers Use It

To start with, bracketing is a method of selecting sales with both superior, similar and inferior property features.  For example, your Austin real estate appraiser will look at recent sales that are both smaller, the same size and larger than your home.  The goal is to try and do this for all features that required…

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Full or Desktop Appraisal. What's Best for You?

Here at Real Estate Appraisals Austin we offer several different types of appraisal services to meet the needs of our diverse client base. Naturally this prompts some questions regarding the differences in these services. One of the most common inquiries we receive is; “What is the Difference Between a Full and Desktop Appraisal?” The answer…

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Should You Get an Appraisal for a FSBO?

While it is requirement that a buyer get a home appraisal whenever a bank or lender is involved, there are many situations in which a homeowner can make this decision themselves. A common scenario would be a For Sale by Owner, or FSBO as we call them. It is up to the seller to determine…

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