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APPRAISERS United States DW Slater Company

7 days ago . 44 people watched

He has a BBA in Real Estate and Finance from the Univeristy of North Texas. Prior to having his own appraisal business David was the Manager of the Real Estate Owned and Loan Workout Departments for STM Mortgage Company. David was an Assistant Vice President for Murray Savings Association from 1984-1991. David is an FHA Certified Appraiser.

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7 Real Estate Appraisal Blogs To Follow

9 days ago . 39 people watched

His Real Estate Appraiser Tips page is a wonderful resource for appraisers. He provides current, relavent news and information for appraisers and those in the real estate community. Bill does a great job of informing appraisers about tools for the trade. Bill has a very active presence on Twitter, Active Rain, YouTube and Google+.

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5 Ways To Over Improve Your Property And Why You Want To

5 days ago . 57 people watched

Be mindful of the principle of conformity in real estate. "Conformity- the appraisal principle that real property value is created and sustained when the characteristics of a property conform to the demands of its market- The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 4th Edition

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Let's Talk Some Dirt- A Look At Land Values In Real Estate

6 days ago . 58 people watched

Let's talk a little dirt! I'm talking about the kind of dirt in real estate that is land values. There are five different methods for determining land values in appraising: the sales comparison approach, the allocation method, the extraction method, the capitalization of ground rent and the land residual method. The sales comparison approach is the preferred when adequate sales data are

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How Zoning Can Impact Property Values

7 days ago . 37 people watched

Zoning is defined as: The public regulation of the character and extent of real estate use through police power; accomplished by establishing districts or areas with uniform restrictions relating to improvements; structural height, area, and bulk; density of population; and other aspects of …

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How The Appraisal Works In The Home Buying/Selling Process

7 days ago . 58 people watched

We suggest consulting a real estate agent or a real estate appraiser to help in determining how to price your property. Appraisers can provide a pre-listing appraisal which can help you properly price your home in the market. If you overprice your property and even if you have a buyer that wants to buy at your list price, unless that buyer is a

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How To Avoid Over Budgeting In The Custom Home Process

4 days ago . 54 people watched

At the DW Slater Company, we perform appraisals for various types of real estate including both residential and commercial properties. One of the types of appraisals we perform are for loans for new construction of custom built homes. This guest post is written by Kyle Foley of Foley Homes and provides great information if you are thinking about building a custom home. In our over 39 years …

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Taking A Look At New Construction

3 days ago . 33 people watched

This chart shows the number of builder sales within Denton and Collin Counties from the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, (NTREIS) MLS database. Note that not all new construction sales are listed in the MLS database. There are more sales in Collin than Denton County, but both show the same trends and a slight slow down in 2015.

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External Influence Of Rail Road Tracks On Real Estate

3 days ago . 53 people watched

When appraising real estate location is always a factor that is considered. If a property is located next to an active rail road track this would be an external factor and its impact would need to be considered when valuing a property.

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If Home Prices Are Up 10% From Last Year, Then Why Didn't

4 days ago . 58 people watched

*A real estate professional, such as an appraiser or realtor, who is knowledgeable in your particular submarket can help you know the market trends for your specific property. The biggest takeaway is to know that while knowing the market trends, both national and regional, is certainly helpful, each market and submarket is different.

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Does A Bedroom Have To Have A Closet To Be Considered A

3 days ago . 56 people watched

Real Estate Appraisal Services. Serving DFW & Rural North Texas. Does a Bedroom Have to Have a Closet to be Considered a Bedroom? We have had these questions asked of us: Do I have a 4 bedroom home or a 3 bedroom home? Does a bedroom have to have a closet to be considered to be a bedroom? Does a bedroom have to have a window?

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How Do Appraisers Measure A Home

2 days ago . 32 people watched

The information is meant entirely for educational purposes and casual reading only and is NOT intended for any other use. This information is NOT intended to support an opinion of value for your appraisal needs or any sort of value conclusion for a loan, litigation, tax appeal or other potential real estate or non real estate purpose.

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Appraising Rural Properties

7 days ago . 27 people watched

We appraise real estate in urban, suburban and in rural areas. Some of the most interesting and sometimes challenging work we do is appraising rural properties. Here are a few items to note when appraising the value of rural properties. Make Sure to Have a Full Tank of Gas - Some of the rural locations we appraise are very sparsely populated and you can go for many, many miles before …

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It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

9 days ago . 40 people watched

TRID Implementation: In October the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule was implemented. This has been a bigger adjustment for lenders and real estate agents but does impact appraisers as well. The appraisal fee has been included in the CFPB's zero tolerance section which means they cannot be increased unless there is a valid change in circumstance.

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How School Districts Impact Real Estate Values

6 days ago . 46 people watched

School Districts & Real Estate Taxes The better the school district, the higher the values, the higher the property taxes will be. Therefore, some buyers may not desire to live in a more desirable school district , particularly if they are retired and would not have children in the school district.

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Low Supply, Huge Demand, Prices Climb

4 days ago . 37 people watched

Real Estate Appraisal Services. Serving DFW & Rural North Texas. Low Supply, Huge Demand, Prices Climb. August has been a blur for us. Historically low-interest rates + Low Inventory + Pent Up Demand = High Activity in the Housing Market. We have been very busy and we are not alone.

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Market Updates And Analysis

Just Now . 27 people watched

Real Estate Appraisal Services. Serving DFW & Rural North Texas. Denton County Market Update. Low inventory, short marketing times and price appreciation are what we are seeing in Denton County. Here is a more in-depth look at the

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Ready Or Not- It's Another Year

9 days ago . 31 people watched

Real Estate Appraisal Services. Serving DFW & Rural North Texas. Ready or Not- It's Another Year. Is it really another year already? Is there something magical that happens when the ball drops in Times Square (or an hour or 2 or 3 for those of us not in EST)? No- …

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Why Is It Taking So Long To Get The Appraisal Back

Just Now . 50 people watched

When will we get the appraisal? This is a common question we real estate appraisers get and we understand the urgency. We are aware of the deadlines for closings and understand that a delayed appraisal slows down the process. Trust me, we appraisers want to get the appraisal turned around and back to you as soon as we can. If we can perform more appraisals in a shorter time then …

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What I've Learned In One Year Of Blogging

Just Now . 41 people watched

Bill Cobb, Ryan Lundquist, Tom Horn, Lori Noble, and Rachel Massey are all real estate appraisers with terrific blogs and have been very helpful and encouraging to me. I have also connect on various social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ with others in the real estate industry such as realtors, mortage brokers

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Do I Need To Clean My House Before The Appraisal Inspection

9 days ago . 59 people watched

The information is meant entirely for educational purposes and casual reading only and is NOT intended for any other use. This information is NOT intended to support an opinion of value for your appraisal needs or any sort of value conclusion for a loan, litigation, tax appeal or other potential real estate or non real estate purpose.

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Do You Know The Qualifications Of Your Appraiser

8 days ago . 48 people watched

In light of a recent article from a real estate agent discussing value in Huffington Post, there is an inference that the appraiser is not a real estate professional and the author even states"Don't call an appraiser, as their approach to market value is different than that of a real estate professional".

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THINGS TO KNOW AND DO IF YOUR APPRAISAL IS LOWER THAN …

9 days ago . 57 people watched

Value is Market Dependent-The most common appraisal in real estate is for lending institutions. Unless a buyer is able to pay cash for a home, there will be a third party lender involved. The appraisal is owned and ordered by the lender. The lender requests a market value to securitize the loan and protect their investment.

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What Is Regression Analysis And How Do Appraisers Use It

6 days ago . 56 people watched

What is Regression Analysis? Regression analysis is defined as a method that examines the relationship between one or more independent variables and a dependent variable by plotting points on a graph and through statistical analysis; used to identify and weight analytical factors and to make forecasts. (Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal,4th Edition) Regression analysis is used by many

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Most Read DW Slater Company Appraisal Blog Posts For 2016

7 days ago . 57 people watched

Real Estate Appraisal Services. Serving DFW & Rural North Texas. Most Read DW Slater Company Appraisal Blog Posts for 2016. Happy New Year! As we begin a new year, I thought it would be great to look back at 2016 and share the five most popular blog posts of The DW Slater Company Appraisal Blog. We had an extremely busy year and I wasn't able

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How Real Estate Appraising Is Like A Track Meet

7 days ago . 47 people watched

Real estate appraising began out the Great Depression of the 1930s. The Society of Residential Appraisers as part of the United States Saving and Loan League and the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers under the National Association of Real Estate Boards (Now the National Association of Realtors) Things also changed in the 1980's with

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Collin County Market Analysis

9 days ago . 29 people watched

Real Estate Appraisal Services. Serving DFW & Rural North Texas. Collin County Market Analysis. Collin County is north of Dallas County. Per 2010 US Census data, Collin County population was at 782,341. It is the 7th most populous county in the state of Texas.

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Market Update For Collin And Denton Counties

4 days ago . 44 people watched

The information is meant entirely for educational purposes and casual reading only and is NOT intended for any other use. This information is NOT intended to support an opinion of value for your appraisal needs or any sort of value conclusion for a loan, litigation, tax appeal or other potential real estate or non-real estate purpose.

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Luxury Home Sales In Denton County

4 days ago . 34 people watched

The overall median price of sales that sold over a million has decreased but overall the million dollar market is increasing in Denton County. There are currently 100 active listings over $1 million, with a mean list price of $1,900,458. All data is from the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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Pilot Point Market Analysis

7 days ago . 27 people watched

This week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Lake Ray Roberts Rotary Club meeting. The Rotary Club serves the Pilot Point and Aubrey area around Lake Ray Roberts. I spoke about real estate appraisals, what they are and what they are not. I then presented a local market analysis for Pilot Point, TX and I thought I would share here as well. The city of Pilot Point is a small community located

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How Accurate Is Your Zestimate

9 days ago . 30 people watched

This question comes up often to real estate professionals. When looking at what a home is worth Zillow offers what they term as a Zestimate which is online, free and easily accessible. What is a "Zestimate"? The Zestimate home valuation is Zillow's estimated market value, computed using a proprietary formula. It is not an appraisal. It is a starting point in determining a home's value.

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Grayson County Market Analysis

Just Now . 30 people watched

The inventory is also something to analyze in the market as this impacts the supply and demand of real estate. As the number of months of inventory increases this means there is a greater supply and inversely as the number of months of inventory decreases there will be a greater demand.

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Taking A Look At The Luxury Market For Denton & Collin

1 days ago . 59 people watched

Are you in the market for a million dollar home? Are you interested in what the top of the real estate market is doing in Denton & Collin Counties? We have been seeing home price appreciation in both Denton County and Collin County markets within the past 2 years. Here is a look at the Luxury Market where we have looked at all sales of homes of $1 Million or more.

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June Newsletter-Summer Time Is Here While Supply & Volume

Just Now . 62 people watched

Real Estate Appraisal Services. Serving DFW & Rural North Texas. June Newsletter-Summer Time is Here while Supply & Volume Show Big Declines in Housing Market. Saturday was the official first day of summer. Can you believe it? Spring just really meshed into summer since all of the stay home orders. Nothing this year is normal as we are still in

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Number Of Foreclosures Down- Denton, Cooke, Grayson

4 days ago . 52 people watched

This data comes from the North Texas Real Estate Info Systems (NTREIS) MLS Database. This chart shows the number of REO/Short Sales that sold each year. Collin County has 1,790 REO sales in 2009. This was the highest level in the past five …

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Relocation Appraisals Vs. Mortgage Appraisals

4 days ago . 45 people watched

Real Estate Appraisal Services. Serving DFW & Rural North Texas. Relocation Appraisals vs. Mortgage Appraisals. You just had an appraisal performed on your home for a refinance and now your company is transferring you to another state. Why do you need another appraisal? Do you know the difference between a Relocation Appraisal and a Mortgage

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Denton County Market Update

7 days ago . 27 people watched

Real Estate Appraisal Services. Serving DFW & Rural North Texas. Denton County Market Update. Low inventory, short marketing times and price appreciation are what we are seeing in Denton County. Here is a more in-depth look at the market for May 2016. Here are the key points:

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The Appraiser Is Coming! The Appraiser Is Coming! 5 Things

9 days ago . 59 people watched

The information is meant entirely for educational purposes and casual reading only and is NOT intended for any other use. This information is NOT intended to support an opinion of value for your appraisal needs or any sort of value conclusion for a loan, litigation, tax appeal or other potential real estate or non real estate purpose.

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DW Slater Company September Newsletter

8 days ago . 38 people watched

DW Slater Company Newsletter As September is now coming to an end, we are enjoying a little bit of crisp autum coolness in the air ( well as much as we get right now in Texas). Here is a look at our local markets for median sale prices in September: Denton County: September 2015 - $237,500 August 2015 - $237,750 September 2014- $212,000 The median sale price was almost flat from last …

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An Appraiser's Christmas Wish List

3 days ago . 34 people watched

Real Estate Appraisal Services. Serving DFW & Rural North Texas. An Appraiser's Christmas Wish List. It's a busy time of year. In our large family of 7 kids each year they fill out Christmas Wish lists. It gives us some gift ideas. Of course, not everything on their lists is granted but it is fun to see what they wish for. The lists have always

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About dwslaterco.com real estate

A real estate appraisal is not the same as the assessed value from the appraisal district. Homeowners receive every year a tax bill based on the assessed value of their property. The tax report may even refer to a value as the market value however this is not the same as the market value of a real estate

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