Real Estate Valuation and Appraisals in the Twin Cities of Minnesota

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At first glance it would seem pretty harmless to have just one piece of siding missing on a house, but that's unless the birds decided to turn it into their own hotel. All along the back of this house were several holes that the birds burrowed through the sheathing to build their nests. This woul...
04/08/2012
The Anoka County 4-H is having their second annual 5K run & 2 mile walk on April 28, 2012. The race starts at 8:30 am, and the walk to follow at 8:40 am. 4-H is an advocate for healthy living, and this is a great way of promoting that. This event will also help to raise funds to teach others abou...
04/08/2012
If you're looking for a night of improv comedy, then you'll want to check out Stevie Ray's Comedy Cabaret show at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. They're are shows every Thursday through Sunday night in the Playhouse Theatre, and are approximately two hours long with one intermission. For a list...
04/08/2012
The City of Becker, MN | Market Update For every appraisal it's important to determine as to whether values are increasing, decreasing or are stable (click here for detailed article on how this is done). The MLS indicates that prices for the city of Becker, MN increased for the month of February,...
04/08/2012
This is really a great story; it has so many elements that defy the typical stereotypes that we're lead to believe. If you stop and really think about this unselfish act that this wonderful woman did, well I think it's AWESOME! This is truly a must read story, it makes you think about how far wou...
04/06/2012
Lafayette Woods Development| Elk River, MN Lafayette Woods is located between Proctor Rd and Elk Lake Rd just west of Highway 169 in Elk River, MN. This is a newer development with a mix of several different designs of homes. For every appraisal I analyze what's happening within a particular neig...
04/06/2012
For every appraisal done on the Fannie Mae Form 1004 appraisers have to figure out what's happening with current values (the past 12 months) within a given properties neighborhood and/or market area. Short term market trends differ from long term trends, but Fannie Mae tends to be more concerned ...
04/04/2012
I think laughter is such an overlooked part of living a healthy life. Many focus on eating right, but don't realize that too much stress and can do more harm than eating one too many "Big Mac's." For the record, I'm a health nut, I work-out 5-6 times a week, eat lots of vegetables and fruits as w...
04/02/2012
  THANKS! March turned out to be my busiest month in over three years. I set a goal two years ago to re-brand myself, and move to doing more non-mortgage related appraisals. For the month of March only 15% of my business was mortgage related. This has been a lot of work, and much more still has t...
04/01/2012
Who invented Sheetrock is kind of a trick question, because Sheetrock® is really a product brand invented by United States Gypsum Company, and patented in 1917. However, Augustine Sackett is recognized as the the actual inventor of gypsum board (drywall) in 1894. History Timeline Here's a brief t...
04/01/2012
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