Pre Listing Appraisals
Pre Listing Appraisals

Home Selling Process without a Pre Listing Appraisal When a home owner wants to sell their house, they meet with a realtor who may ask them to paint their living […]

Estate Appraisals
Estate Appraisals

Estate appraisals are commonly ordered by the executor of an estate to determine tax liability and dispose of real property under a will or in probate. There are many situations […]

Divorce Appraisals
Divorce Appraisals

When you order an appraisal from Maryland Appraisal, LLC, you are assured that you will get the best in professional service, courtesy, and the highest quality appraisal. We also know […]

Bankruptcy Appraisals
Bankruptcy Appraisals

Appraisal Type Much like the appraisal required for getting a mortgage loan, a bankruptcy appraisal report establishes an opinion of your home’s fair market value. By comparing your home to […]

Appraising Mold Contamination
Appraising Mold Contamination

In fact the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) states in provision AO9: “The value of an interest in impacted or contaminated real estate may not be measurable simply […]

The Value of Energy Efficientcy
The Value of Energy Efficientcy

When appraising a property that has been upgraded to be more efficient whether from solar panels, energy efficient windows, or air conditioning units, it helps to have a few comparable […]

A Day in the Life of an Appraiser
A Day in the Life of an Appraiser

The Appraiser’s Method There are many standards to follow when accepting, developing and reporting an appraisal. Typically, an appraiser will have a caseload of appraisal assignments daily that involve multiple […]

4 Appraisals Misconceptions
4 Appraisals Misconceptions

Appraisers verify sales with the local municipality, and use Multiple Listing Services (MLS) to see sales reported by real estate agents. People are often vaguely familiar with what an appraisal […]

As Is Value Appraisals
As Is Value Appraisals

Change in zoning or deed restrictions Change in allowable density Plans or plat in the approval process Proposed development of a vacant site Proposed renovation or conversion of an already […]

How Accurate is Zillow Zestimate?
How Accurate is Zillow Zestimate?

As a Maryland Real Estate Appraiser, I get more than the occasional homeowner that says… “Why don’t you just use Zillow?” or “I already know what my home is worth. […]

Appraisal Alphabet Soup
Appraisal Alphabet Soup

USPAP – Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice USPAP is basically the quality control standards for real estate appraisal analysis. It was created in the 80s by a joint committee […]

Appraising Stigmatized Properties
Appraising Stigmatized Properties

As your mind wanders, you’re having an easier time fighting off that “Where do I sign” voice, and now you’re asking questions. The real estate agent mentions that this is […]

POV: Realtors and Appraisers
POV: Realtors and Appraisers

Realtor The realtor’s job is to act as a middleman between the buyer and seller. They focus on helping sellers who wish to sell find buyers that want to buy. […]

Appraisal Basics
Appraisal Basics

The process begins with the appraiser taking notes and pictures of every room while walking through the home, or subject property, as it is known in the appraisal world. Then, […]

Excess Land versus Surplus Land
Excess Land versus Surplus Land

From what I and some of my fellow review appraisers have seen, some misunderstandings remain about excess and surplus land. One problem we run into is a failure to identify […]

Why do I Need an Appraisal?
Why do I Need an Appraisal?

Today I want to focus on those areas that may not be so well known. Anytime you need to know what your home is worth, you need an appraisal. I […]