Real Estate Valuation and Appraisals in the Twin Cities of Minnesota

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Real Estate Appraiser - Michael S. Bolton,Inc.
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As a connoisseur of different design homes, I really found John McCormack's blog on New Mexico designs quite interesting. I've never visited this area, and have absolutely no experience appraising this type of design, but would love to see them first hand. If you have comments please visit John's...
02/16/2012
The above chart indicates some of the more popular stat's for homes situated within the City of St. Francis, MN over the past 7+ years. As you can see each year is fairly consistent, other than the median selling price, which has declined over the past few years. This is for all designs of single...
02/16/2012
The above chart indicates some of the more popular stat's for homes situated within the City of Elk River, MN over the past 7+ years. As you can see each year is fairly consistent, other than the median selling price, which has declined over the past few years. This is for all designs of single f...
02/16/2012
FHA guidelines state that a house has to meet MPR (minimum property standards) for existing houses, and MPS (minimum property requirements) for new construction. FHA is very concerned with the three S’s: Safety, Security, and Soundness. When a Realtor was asked what the three FHA S's were, he rep...
02/13/2012
The City of Zimmerman, MN | Market Update The MLS indicates that prices for the city of Zimmerman, MN decreased for the month of December, and also have decreased year to date. This is for all types of properties that have sold within the city of Zimmerman, MN. This is the opposite for what is ha...
02/12/2012
The City of Blaine, MN | Market Update The MLS indicates that prices for the city of Blaine, MN increased for the month of December, and have decreased year to date. This is for all types of properties that have sold within the city of Blaine, MN. The data for this market update is based on the a...
02/12/2012
Photo's From A Recent Appraisal Inspection Believe it or not, there are some properties that just aren't capable of going traditional financing. I was recently sent to appraise a property that I knew was going to be a challenge as soon as I pulled-up. This appraisal was for an FHA loan, and from ...
02/10/2012
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02/09/2012
The City of Princeton, MN | Market Update The MLS indicates that prices for the city of Princeton, MN decreased for the month of December, and also have decreased year to date. This is for all types of properties that have sold within the city of Princeton, MN. The data for this market update is ...
02/09/2012
Knowing how big of a role distressed sales play within a particular market is essential, this helps appraisers and Realtors make the proper market based decisions when choosing comparable sales. The analysis for this report shows what the concentration of distressed sales (bank REO's and short sa...
02/08/2012
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