4 Key Differences Between Appraisals and AVMs, BPOs

Home_Value1To help their customers, lenders might be tempted to choose a less time consuming and potentially lower cost – real estate valuation method than an appraisal. But while alternative valuation options – such as automated valuation models and broker price opinions – might be cheaper, are they better? [Read more…]

4 Tips for Appealing Property Taxes

As tax bills arrive this time of year, many consumers may find themselves thinking that property taxes are too high – and some research supports that sentiment. According to the National Taxpayers Union, a non-profit advocacy organization, 30 to 60 percent of properties in the U.S. are over-assessed.

For owners who decide to appeal their property taxes, it’s important to be sufficiently prepared.

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