Want To Be An Appraiser?

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Becoming an appraiser is now easier than ever. Recent years have seen fewer new applicants to become an appraiser and many current appraisers are retiring soon.  The result has been an extreme shortage of appraisers.  Over the past two years, this has led the Appraisal Foundation’s Appraiser Qualifications Board to conduct a long review its application […]

Rising House Prices Lead to Longer Commutes

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Buying a new (to you) home., Housing shortage, Market Direction

It’s no secret that many people dream of living in California. This comes at the cost of an average statewide house price over twice the national average, for a number of reasons. Despite its size, California is limited in amount of vacant land available, as a result of both the high population and topographical constraints. […]

Buyers regaining confidence in the market as homeowner confidence drops

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Financing, Housing shortage, Market Direction

Many prospective home buyers still don’t think they can afford a down payment just yet, but they’re becoming hopeful. Lenders are more willing to loan to first-time buyers, and the sheer demand is, perhaps artificially, inflating morale. Buyers are aware they need to make sacrifices, though. Over half are willing to take up a second […]