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How Do Appraisers Choose Comparable Sales?

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One of the most misunderstood aspects of real estate appraising is how comparable sales are chosen and adjusted. There are certain guidelines that appraisers follow as well as lender imposed restrictions that require the use of comparables that fit specific criteria. Unfortunately, many times these guidelines can results in less accurate conclusions due to the limited data. In the case of non-lender or private appraisal assignments, many appraisers still cling to these guideline even though they are not being imposed – they simply don’t understand how to think outside the box. In this article we take a look at some of those issues and how they affect comp selection.

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Will Flooding Affect the Real Estate Market in Houston

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Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States of America and enjoys the most diverse population since it hosts people from all over the world. It is a favorite for many because of the affordable housing available in that part of the state. In the last six years, the population has grown by almost 10 percent. The housing situation along with the low cost of living and job opportunities are the cause of this surge. The city of Houston is prone to extreme weather conditions like massive floods and…

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