Honestly that is an impossible thing to achieve, so instead I have created an Elgin pocket watch appraisal article for you to read. The best experts in the world would not attempt this, unless they had the actual watch in their hand, and their trusty eye-glass with them. The price is also highly influenced by the going market rate. As I said earlier, what I can do, is to explain how to do an appraisal of your antique watch.
March 13, by Dan Connolly Comments I had a call last week from a woman who wondered where she could find out if certain homes for sale were approved for FHA financing. As I talked to her about the fact that, for the most part, it takes an appraiser to determine whether or not a home qualifies, I tried to explain what she would need to look for so she could avoid paying for appraisals on property that may not qualify.
It occurred to me that there was a good blog post in that explanation so here it goes! FHA appraisers do a different type of appraisal than appraisers for conventional loans. They are more concerned with the health and safety of the borrowers.
They look at the standard things that all appraisers look at, and they take it a little further. If the house was built before and may have the potential for lead based paint, the FHA appraiser looks for peeling paint. The FHA appraiser needs to see that the bedrooms have egress in case of a fire, the windows have to work and if there are burglar bars they need to have the code approved methods of opening them from the inside in case of a fire.
They want to see smoke detectors. They look at the remaining life of the roof and the furnace and hot water heaters and want to see a stove in the kitchen. The utilities have to be on during the appraisal and they check that the various components are working.
The appraiser looks for evidence of environmental contaminants like asbestos and mold.
The FHA appraiser looks for earth to wood contact and other evidence of termites. So for the most part, the home has to be livable. If the carpet can be cleaned or the house needs paint to make it clean and fresh, this will not generally be enough to cause the appraiser to require that the work be done before closing or after.Q: Why do I have to write an artist statement?
It's stupid. If I wanted to write to express myself I would have been a writer.
The whole idea of my art is to say things visually. Why can't people just look at my art and take away whatever experiences they will? Hey Dan, my wife and I are getting and FHA loan and have just ordered our appraisal.
Here is our concern. The home is located in a rural area (on a golf course as well) and there have been NO comps in the surrounding area with one exception. Mike, First time I have heard of this and have to say is a great article overall especially as a self assessment helps us (with the boss) to remind and gather list of all the accomplishments right form day 1 of the year and highlight the blind spots.
First, my fee was $/appraisal in I have been down the road of figuring “hard” and “soft” costs, or as I think about it “fixed” and “variable” costs.
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