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I know many Appraisers blog, and whine, and whine then blog... This is just a blog, no whining as I am not currently a contractor with any First American AMC's.. And after today I suppose there is little chance I ever will be. :-) But there is just so much in their open content, Public News Relea...
02/10/2010
SOUTH FLORIDA: Home Sellers Say New Appraisal Rules Make Deals Harder Real estate agents, mortgage brokers and buyers, as well as homeowners who want to refinance their loans, are feeling the effects of rules designed to prevent inflationary appraisals that helped fuel the housing boom. Real esta...
06/18/2009
Sadly I fear that I was right.  The stories are just beginning.  Many Condo Associations are teetering on Bankrupcy and the same is for many HOA's.  The following article was published in the local news Paper. Foreclosures burden owners at Coral Lakes Home and condo owners at the Cape Coral gated...
12/17/2008
Sadly I fear that I was right.  The stories are just beginning.  Many Condo Associations are teetering on Bankrupcy and the same is for many HOA's.  The following article was published in the local news Paper. Foreclosures burden owners at Coral Lakes Home and condo owners at the Cape Coral gated...
12/17/2008
 One thing for sure, economically we may be in a recession and virtually everyone in South West Florida has been affected in some way.  But what I am seeing more and more a overall physical malaise overtaking our beautiful area. Sure the economy is in the tank, that is given.  Our Real Estate mar...
10/08/2008
How important is the housing industry in Florida? And what impact will it have if the state makes a change in the way it taxes real estate? A 56-page report released by FAR has some answers. Researched by NAR, the report, "Effect of Policy Changes on Homeownership - Focus: Florida," provides an o...
09/28/2008
What is going to happen to the values of condominiums when the homeowners association goes bankrupt?  We hear about foreclosures, but those are just the tip of the iceberg.  As developers begin to walk away from unfinished communities, or refuse to continue to contribute to the HOA many condo own...
09/25/2008
It's been a long time since I've heard the jokes about people being sold Florida Swamp land.  But it sure was a popular theme not so many years ago...  Even Dinsney World was once know as a swamp. Well I had a very interesting Date of Death Appraisasal that I completed for an estate.  The date of...
09/22/2008
So did your taxes go down this year?  Why not?  It looks like it may be a long time before the Assessor catches up with all of the dirty sales that are on the books.  These frauds and flips are hitting all of us taxpayers right in our pocket book.  So the bad guys go to jail, nice but we're still...
09/22/2008
August 2008 Real Estate Market has shown continued price declines for Fort Myers, Florida.  Although there were a spike in 1st Quarter sales the ongoing sales volume remains low.   No attempt was made to verify the data for possible seller concessions or fraud.  These Market trends taken from Rap...
09/21/2008
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