Rounding... again.

A few months ago I asked appraisers how many times they round. When I saw this comic it reminded me of that post: Some rounding is...

Subprime Appraisals

In 2008 the world was introduced to the words "Subprime Loans." This was blamed for the housing collapse (really the issue at hand was...

The bubble is bursting.

Over the summer we put out a series of blogs entitled "Bubble Watch," where we defined the stages of a bubble and watched markets for...

Theseus' Single Wide Trailer

As discussed in my original blog, my history is in philosophy and maths. Today I was to explore an old philosophical paradox known as...

Common Misconceptions

I occasionally get questions that are reasonable, but have a misconception at the heart of the query. Here we'll address a few of these....

Market Price vs. Market Value

On April 20, 2020,the crude oil prices dropped 306% to a low of -$37.63. This period of volatility lasted for about 18 hours before...

Lies you'll be told by Ion Solar

I recently got a chance to listen to the pitch of Ion Solar, and if you don't fact check anything that they say, its sounds pretty good....

How will Realtors regain trust?

Realtors regularly rank among the least trusted professions worldwide (near used car salespersons and members of congress). Stories like...

Don't panic, this is normal.

In 2021 I performed 588 appraisals - this level of exposure to the market allows me to have multiple conversations per week with...

Market Update

Watch Leah Coleman (Realtor), Mary and Rock White (Lenders), and myself (Appraiser) from our recorded Zoom meeting where we address the...