Category Archives: Property Appraisal

Is That Addition Living Area?

Realtors, have you ever shown a home that includes a new addition or the conversion of another space, like a garage or porch?  Of course you have.  And the next thing you did was review the listing to see if … Continue reading

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Pinellas County Home Foreclosure Filings Spike as Prices and Sales Level Off

Whether it was the anticipation of the foreclosure settlement or simply because lenders must eventually move their distressed inventory, initial foreclosure filings in Pinellas County rose sharply in December and January.  This follows the huge drop in filings after the … Continue reading

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Fannie and Freddie’s Role

Fannie, Freddie Suits Negate Dodd-Frank By PAUL SPERRY Posted 02/10/2012 06:33 PM ET New evidence Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hid their subprime exposure from Wall Street delegitimizes both the diagnosis of the crisis and its prescription — the Dodd-Frank Act. … Continue reading

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The Hidden Truth

Audacity Of Dishonesty Hijacks Truth In Lending Subprime Scandal: Announcing a massive $26 billion mortgage deal with “abusive” banks, the president blamed everybody for record foreclosures except the party most culpable: government. Speaking Thursday from the White House, Obama scolded … Continue reading

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