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Every week, borrowers call our Schuylkill County Appraiser's office to discuss their appraisals with the appraiser. Normally this happens when the lender tells the borrower that the appraisal is “in ” and not high enough to support the loan amount the borrower is requesting. In today’s lending at...
01/02/2013
Expressions opens in Shenandoah! Expressions is a thrift/gift shop run by Pottsville-based Avenues, formerly United Cerebral Palsy, at 112-114 N. Main St. Expressions carries clothing, accessories, housewares, furniture, DVDs, CDs, movies, decorations, new gifts and other fare. It is open 8 a.m. ...
01/01/2013
Dear Schuylkill Appraisal Services: I want to refinance my house and the lender said my house needs to come in at $180,000.  I don't want to pay them for an appraisal if it's not going to come in at that amount. I was wondering if somebody could give me some advice or tell me what they think my p...
12/29/2012
Do you think your Schuylkill County property taxes are too high? Did you know that you have the right to appeal your property taxes? Once a year, you have the opportunity to reduce your tax bill by appealing your property’s assessed value. It’s called a property tax assessment appeal. Find a copy...
12/28/2012
BPOs (Brokers Price Opinions) are normally done by real estate agents (or brokers). A bank will order a BPO before or during a foreclosure process, to get an estimate of what the agent or broker thinks the house is worth in today’s market. The agent or broker may or may not be experienced in this...
12/28/2012
Real estate appraisal is the practice of developing an opinion of the value of real property, which is usually equal to its market value. An appraisal is a professional appraiser’s opinion of value. To prepare an appraisal, the appraiser needs to research the particular market area then gather an...
12/28/2012
Maybe you are going to a bank to get a loan, to purchase or refinance a property in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. You go to the lender, and he orders an appraisal. You give the lender a check … $350 or $450 or more perhaps … to pay for the appraisal. Now, who “owns” it? The appraisal is “owned...
12/28/2012
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