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Everything You Don’t Know About Measuring (Really)

Editor’s Note: Appraiser Pat Butler shares little-known but common measuring mistakes, reveals why two competent appraisers might produce varying sketch measurements and provides the best ways to reconcile the differences. Everything You Don’t Know about Measuring (Really) By Patrick J. Butler An important part of the appraisal review process performed by relocation companies and others… Read More

Non-Permitted Buildings

A common issue in residential appraising is construction which has not been issued an appropriate building permit by the jurisdictional authority. Here’s how to handle this sometimes difficult situation. Examples of this issue include: additions and detached guesthouses; and garages that have been modified for use as a living area. One needs only to peruse online… Read More