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    A very interesting column..  COMPLETELY NEUTRAL Politically. Be sure to Read the Poem at the end.Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel... He has been a journalist for 49 years.  He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMNBe sure to read the Tax List at the end. This is about a...
07/05/2011
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjS4Uo8F2R8&feature=share Representative Marcy Kaptur of Northwest Ohio recently gave a speech which called out the members of Congress to stand up and begin representing the American people rather than Wall Street. Must view and should become a rallying point for America.
06/19/2011
A colleague posted a survey on a Peer Group website in which she was gathering data pertaining to how much time is spent by typical appraisers verifying data and by what means the verification is completed.  She also added a question as to the effect concessions may have on a sale.  These are all...
06/01/2011
Expect traffic back-ups which will dwarf those of the pre-Zilwaukee Bridge era.  As of yesterday's trip north, I-75 off Zilwaukee Bridge was 4 lanes.  Interchange at US-10 was 4 lanes.  At Wilder Road on north side of Bay City just past US-10, left lane ends and right lane exits only onto Wilder ...
05/25/2011
Just completed a VA appraisal report for a veteran who had entered into a lease-purchase two years ago.  Unfortunately, the value is nowhere near the price set at that time - 24% lower!  This would not have happened 10 years ago when market values were steadily increasing.  But during the past se...
05/09/2011
So the U.S. Government, alias us, bailed out the financial institutions when they were on the brink of collapse. Now Standard & Poor has downgraded the US ability to pay their debts. Read once that the amount pumped into the banks to keep them from failing could have put in excess of $600,000 in ...
04/19/2011
Over recent days, major banks and lenders have reached an agreement totaling a great deal of money for those unjustly foreclosed upon due to bogus and forged paperwork.  Fines from the government are yet to be decided.  Meanwhile, it's business as usual for the lenders.  Once again, their hand ha...
04/19/2011
I've recently been discussing the evolution of the appraisal profession with several of my colleagues and it seems conversation always winds up around the future of the appraisal profession.  After 25+ years in the business, careful review of "the numbers" indicates not.  For the first 10 years, ...
04/11/2011
I received the following from an appraisal organization in Illinois.  One must stop and wonder, at what point will the lenders be held accountable?  The lenders claim they are not to be held accountable since they contracted the work out.  This is akin to a broker not being responsible for the ac...
04/05/2011
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The following was posted in a state appraiser peer group site to which I belong: I just received a lead on an appraisal in Shelby Twp.  The client is insisting the use of an appraiser who lives, or has offices, in or surrounding the Twp. The conversation continues: Whatever happened with the most...
04/01/2011
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