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
I have wrote in the past about the detail of an FHA observation. The FHA appraisal process requires a detailed observation of mechanical systems, (My personal favorite is the reverse feature on an automatic garage door opener.) attic, crawl spaces, electric fixtures, plumbing fixtures, paint surf...
12/20/2008
  I wrote a blog earlier this week about FHA appraisals and what a mortgage originator should expect from the FHA appraiser. I thought I was informative and had nothing to upset anybody in this appraisal blog. I get an email this morning from a home inspector blasting me for writing about ruthles...
12/18/2008
I receive FHA appraisal orders from many different people and many different mortgage companies across the country. I know many times these Mortgage Professionals tell me they telephone interview a perspective borrower about their home and after I leave the home it is obvious they have no idea wh...
12/15/2008
Allright, This has not been a wonderful year for Real Estate, not by a long shot! We can all mope and be depressed about it or we can go after marketshare. Many of our competitors are not around anymore, they have moved out of Real Estate and real estate related businesses. We can mourn their dep...
12/11/2008
Allright, This has not been a wonderful year for Real Estate, not by a long shot! We can all mope and be depressed about it or we can go after marketshare. Many of our competitors are not around anymore, they have moved out of Real Estate and real estate related businesses. We can mourn their dep...
12/11/2008
At some point we need to understand what is proper Real Estate lending practice and what is not. Ok Fannie Mae has asked for more money to make more Real Estate Loans. Great, on one condition! I have seen angry lawmakers scold these officials, however I have not seen a permanent solution to the b...
12/02/2008
This market has resulted in many Real Estate Professionals in Missouri leaving. Not just Salespeople, there are mortgage professionals, Appraisers, Surveryors, Abstractors and many others that have left the business to never come back. This is sad to see some of our friends that we made over the ...
12/02/2008
Yesterday I set an appraisal appointment with a listing agent. This was an FHA appraisal assignment of a very cute and well maintained home that was purchased two years prior with FHA financing. She was very pleasant and accomodated my request for entry into the home. I asked for an appointment t...
07/01/2008
I see many Mortgage and Real Estate Professionals always "Self marketing" and looking for their next deal with their social affairs. Most notably on the children's sports events. My understanding is that some larger churches have such professionals as well. While these professions require such a ...
06/29/2008
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I am marvelling at some of my neighboring cities to the north of St Charles, Missouri. I see small communities of Winfield, Elsberry, and Clarksville fighting for their existance, as the Mississippi River approaches them and wants them to fell her rath. I watch local news of massive sandbagging b...
06/19/2008
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