Thursday , 21 January 2021

Residential Construction

3 New Types of Sustainable Insulation

Sustainable insulation materials include things that are rapidly renewable and non-toxic. Have you ever worked with fiberglass insulation? It can get up your nose and cause your hands and any exposed areas to itch. It can get into your lungs and cause complications. Sustainable insulation is made from natural products such as wool, cotton, and soy-based foam insulation. Below, we …

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6 Quick Tips for Appraising Kitchens

For a potential buyer, the kitchen is often the most important room in the house. A well-appointed and attractive kitchen can help overcome numerous other flaws and deficiencies, whereas an otherwise great house that has an unattractive, outdated, or inadequate kitchen will be difficult to sell. Despite this, some appraisers don’t spend a great deal of time looking at the …

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Understanding UAD Quality Ratings

Ever since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) created the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) several years ago, real estate appraisers must rate building quality on a standardized scale from Q1 (best) to Q6 (worst). If you are performing appraisals for the intended use of secondary market mortgage lending, it’s essential to have a clear understanding of the UAD quality …

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