James S Graner Blog, Appraiser in Missouri

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Real Estate Appraiser - Residential Services: http://appraisalmo.com
I enjoy blogging on Active Rain. I try to write about useful things that I encounter with my experiences as a real estate professional.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
In the past years home sellers appraisal reports were not commonplace. Average sellers would rarely want a professional opinion of value before listing their home. CMA's from a REALTOR were helpful in determining a list price, however sellers could be flexible on their pricing due to the rising r...
08/07/2009
In the past years home sellers appraisal reports were not commonplace. Average sellers would rarely want a professional opinion of value before listing their home. CMA's from a REALTOR were helpful in determining a list price, however sellers could be flexible on their pricing due to the rising r...
08/03/2009
Several months ago I began an attempt to increase my business's website search engine rankings, for a Missouri Appraiser and other keywords. This massive project was full of online directories, web blogging, rewriting my website to be more SEO friendly, and studying SEO. Alot of blood, sweat and ...
01/31/2009
After talking to several mortgage professionals within the past few weeks, I am convinced that the result of the new appraisal requirements for cash out refinance transactions means less overall appraisal orders. How can a new underwriting guideline that requires more appraisals cause less apprai...
01/30/2009
We have another sign that the current plan for reorginization of the appraisal process is coming our way is the help wanted ads. I noticed numerous jobs available for an "Appraiser Coordinator." These jobs are being offered by major lending institutions. Many Mortgage Bankers and Banks are seekin...
01/28/2009
One evening last week, I answered my cell phone and heard from a desperate lady. I, as an appraiser in Missouri, was asked for advise on this woman's overall mortgage condition. She found my website and ActiveRain Profile on Google. Her house was on the other end of the state, well outside my St ...
01/28/2009
This Missouri appraiser feels tired and worn down from real estate agents, loan production staff and recently underwriters telling him to look the other way on FHA concerns. HUD wrote a code for various things to be checked, I am not a building inspector, and I certainly do not wish to perform ho...
01/28/2009
I am amazed at how much help ActiveRain has been to my Website visablity. Appraisalmo.com used to hardly show up anywhere on any of the sites. There has been a wonderful increase in the ratings of this website, since joining ActiveRain. I Blogged about some things revelant to my practice, I built...
01/03/2009
THE 2055 FHA APPRAISAL REPORT (FOR SECOND APPRAISAL REPORTS!) The FHA Appraisal is now required to be performed by two seperate appraisers on many cashout FHA refinances. While this could be a hardship to some borrowers as payment for such FHA appraisal reports can be expensive. Loans insured by ...
01/02/2009
I miss many of my friends who left real estate related professions and now must go out into the real world. The real estate world has definetely shrunk and there are less of us. I can remember regularly dealing with people that I like and had similar interests and goals to me. Now their days are ...
12/21/2008
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