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Real Estate Appraisal

A real estate appraisal is a valuation placed on a property by an appraiser.  Unlike shares of stock were the value can be found from the last trading price on an exchange, real estate trades infrequently and each property has its own features that give it value.  The job of the appraiser is to account for these differences in features, comparing them to similar recent sales, best use, income generated and replacement costs to arrive at the real estate appraisal.

In residential real estate the comparison approach is used most often.  Similar homes that have recently sold in the same market are compared to the property and the value is adjusted for more or fewer amenities, better or worse location, condition and other differences.

The income approach to real estate appraisal applies mostly to rental or commercial properties.  The appraised value may be arrived at by determining the amount of net income the property will produce over the term of several months or years.

Real estate appraisers are generally not licensed and just about anyone can put out a shingle offering appraisals.  Even websites have popped up online offering quick, and sometimes free, real estate appraisals such as


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This Startup Just Raised 5 Million To Automate The Clunky Real Estate Apprais...
TechCrunch This startup just raised 5 million to automate the clunky real estate appraisal process TechCrunch As a University of Pennsylvania undergrad, Meadows knew he wanted to get into real estate development and figured there was no better place to start than by doing appraisals, which is often a building block toward a career in lending or with a and more raquo

The Appraisal Institute Of Canada Welcomes New Regulations To Protect Investo...
The Appraisal Institute of Canada Welcomes New Regulations to Protect Investors of Syndicated Mortgages Investments GlobeNewswire press release AIC Members are guided by a Code of Conduct and Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice CUSPAP to ensure the highest level of professionalism and integrity. Sound mortgage underwriting requires a balanced approach that includes and more raquo

2018: A Tough Year For FirstTime Buyers New York Times
New York Times 2018: A Tough Year for First Time Buyers New York Times and local tax deduction cap and the new mortgage interest deduction limit, are set to expire in seven years. B ut it39s almost impossible to predict, Mr. Breitstone said, whether or not that will actually happen. We just don39t know what the and more raquo

FDIC Board Approves Appraisal Threshold Increase For CRE Transactions ABA Ba...
FDIC Board Approves Appraisal Threshold Increase for CRE Transactions ABA Banking Journal blog The FDIC board of directors today approved a final rule to raise the appraisal thresholds for commercial real estate transactions from 250,000 to 500,000 an increase from the original proposal, which called for the appraisal threshold to be raised

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