Ryan Lundquist

Ryan Lundquist
Ryan has been appraising full-time since 2003 and his clients include home owners, real estate agents, governmental agencies, attorneys, and lenders. He handle appraisals for estate settlement, divorce, tax grievances, pre-listing, loans and other types of private matters.

Peak prices & “bubble” conversations

This article was first published in the  Sacramento Appraisal Blog. We’re about to have more real estate “bubble” conversations. Why? Because prices are very close to where they were at the previous peak of the market. Here’s a few things that come to mind when these conversations come up. Then for those interested I have a big monthly market update. …

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Fake Real Estate Trends & Rising Rents

This post first appeared on the Sacramento Appraisal Blog Let’s talk about fake news. No, not anything political. Let’s consider a couple of examples where it’s easy to misunderstand trends and then report fake real estate news. Then let’s look at how rent increases are fueling the 2-4 unit market. Anything to add? I’d love to hear your take. Part …

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Speed bumps, neighbors, & real estate logic

This article was originally published HERE. For more articles from Ryan Lundquist, you can visit sacramentoappraisalblog.com. Are speed bumps a big deal for value? That’s what a friend asked me, and since she gave me permission to share her situation with a neighbor, I hoped we could chat. If someone asked you, how would you respond? The situation: My friend said, …

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The Ugly Truth About Appraisal Fees

Appraisal Fees

This article was originally posted here. For additional articles by Ryan Lundquist visit his website. I had a bad experience with an AMC recently and I want to share it. This is not because I’m wanting to rant or be negative, but only to highlight some of the ugliness that happens behind closed doors when it comes to appraisal fees during loans. …

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The market is definitely maybe going to do that one thing in the future

This article was originally posted here. For additional articles by Ryan Lundquist visit his website. The market is doing great. It’s about to crash. Values are fine but they’re slowing. Actually, the “bubble” popped two months ago. Right now there are some strong opinions about real estate trends. It feels a bit manic to be honest as some say the market is …

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Does a fence need to be painted to meet FHA standards?

This article was originally posted here. For additional articles by Ryan Lundquist visit his website. Does a fence need to be painted or stained to meet FHA minimum property standards? During an FHA refinance an appraiser recently told a home owner that his fence needed paint or stain for the loan to work. Is that really true though? Let’s dig into this issue. …

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Fees, turn-times, & eliminating appraisers

This article was originally posted here. For additional articles by Ryan Lundquist visit his website. Blah, blah, blah. That’s what people tend to hear when we start talking about issues facing the appraisal industry. But here’s the deal. What happens to appraisers can absolutely impact the public AND the entire real estate industry. Let’s take a minute to consider some current trends. …

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Hot Pockets & adjusting for an increasing market

This article was originally published HERE. For more articles from Ryan Lundquist, you can visit sacramentoappraisalblog.com. Hot Pockets. Yep, I’m about to use them to explain the housing market. That either makes me deeply creative or really immature. I’ll let you decide. On a serious note though, let’s talk about this analogy and consider the importance of giving value adjustments …

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