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It’s that time of the year again! Every year we get tons of phone calls from Schuylkill County property owners who want to appeal their property taxes. If you think your taxes are too high, or neighboring properties have lower taxes, you may want to pursue a tax appeal. The first step, is to hire...
03/22/2014
The short answer is … it depends! It depends on what kind of appraisal is needed, and what depth of inspection. Some lenders or trust officers, or estate appraisals may only require a drive-by appraisal on a short form. Others require pages and pages of reports, or even a written narrative about ...
03/22/2014
A real estate appraisal is valid only for the effective date of value stated in the report. Think of it as a snapshot of the property’s value at that one particular date in time. If the appraiser dates the report August 1, 2010 and one week later there are a few sales in the same neighborhood tha...
03/22/2014
NO. Only licensed appraisers may do an appraisal. In Pennsylvania, a real estate agent must also obtain an appraiser’s license in order to handle appraisals as well. Many real estate appraisers also have their real estate salesperson’s license, but not many salespeople have an appraiser’s license...
03/22/2014
If you are interested in becoming an appraiser in Pennsylvania, it will be necessary to meet licensing and/or certification requirements. These include real estate appraisal education, working as a trainee/apprentice, and passing license exams. You will need to attend a real estate appraisal scho...
03/22/2014
Once you choose an appraiser to appraise your Schuylkill County home, the appraiser will need some information from you. What is the purpose of the appraisal? Who is the client (you, the estate, the lender)? What is the required completion date of the appraisal? If you can, you should provide a c...
03/22/2014
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...
03/22/2014
By getting a professional appraisal before listing your Schuylkill County home for sale, and basing the price on the appraisal, there will not be any surprises when it comes down to the last stages of closing the deal. Getting a pre-listing appraisal perhaps won’t SELL your home faster, but it wi...
03/22/2014
If you are settling an estate in Schuylkill County, you might have real property to sell or place a value on. We get calls frequently from attorneys and executors of estates, who need a real estate appraisal for estate purposes. The estate’s executor has been entrusted to carry out the deceased’s...
03/22/2014
We got an email recently: “Does your firm do farm appraisals or do you know of any in Schuylkill County to perform one?” YES we do residential appraisals, and also can appraise your Schuylkill County farm property. These may require a little more research and time, if it is a working farm and if ...
03/22/2014
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