Real Estate Valuation and Appraisals in the Twin Cities of Minnesota

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Real Estate Appraiser - Michael S. Bolton,Inc.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
The City of Annandale, MN  Market Update The MLS indicates that prices for the City of Annandale, MN have increased for the month of December, and have remained steady year to date. This is for all types of properties that have sold within the City of Annandale. The data for this market update is...
01/14/2012
The City of Cirlce Pines, MN  Market Update The MLS indicates that prices for the City of Circle Pines, MN have decreased for the month of December as well as year to date. This is for all types of properties that have sold within the City of Circle Pines. The data for this market update is based...
01/14/2012
The City of Brooklyn Park, MN  Market Update The MLS indicates that prices for the City of Brooklyn Park, MN have decreased for the month of December as well as year to date. This is for all types of properties that have sold within the City of Brooklyn Park. This is in stark contrast to what the...
01/14/2012
It's that time of year again! If you own rental property or have rented out living space in the past year, then you or your rental agent is going to have to issue your tenants a Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP). This has to be given to your tenants by January 31st or you'll be subject to a fine. Th...
01/11/2012
When doing FHA appraisals the appraiser is required to do what is called the “Head and Shoulders” test. The appraiser is required to inspect the attic and basement/crawl space to at least the head and shoulders level. The appraiser should use a flashlight or similar device to illuminate the space...
01/10/2012
Debbie's enthusiasm for Active Rains point system is contagious. Her positive attitude towards building relationships is something to be modeled. I think you'll enjoy reading her featured article, please leave comments on her post, I'm sure she would appreciate that. Have an AWESOME day!   In a w...
01/09/2012
The City of Columbia, MN  Market Update The MLS indicates that prices for the City of Columbia Heights, MN have decreased for the month of November as well as year to date. This is for all types of properties that have sold within the City of Columbia Heights. The data for this market update is b...
01/09/2012
  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 ...
01/09/2012
Recently I've had two of my blog posts copied and re-posted here on Active Rain in the past two weeks. I've been able to get both offenders to take down the posts, but it sure does make me wonder what people are thinking. Richie Naggar's post brings up many great points abouth this as well as his...
01/09/2012
I was beginning to question all of the time I've been investing is blogging, especially in Active Rain. Then I ran across Kristine Ginsberg's post on making blogging part of your business plan, which helped to reaffirm my investment in both time and money.  Make Blogging Part of Your 2012 Busines...
01/09/2012
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Michael S. Bolton

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