Tag Archive for: home values

How Much Power Do Appraisers Have Over Market Values? Holy Rate Volatility, Batman!

Boing, Boing, Boing, Boing The above subheading is the sound of interest rates bouncing up and down, and today they are way up. This is exactly the type of volatility […]Read More

Dollar Is UP; Home Values UP AGAIN; Ignore Labor Markets

I wrote a blog last week explaining why the dollar will NOT collapse, despite the claims of Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, Peter Schiff, and others, that we face imminent dollar Armageddon. And – sure enough, the dollar has climbed in value since I posted that blog (that, interestingly, has gone somewhat viral). Dollar hawks like Brent Johnson have been making fun of the dollar doomsday crowd all morning on Twitter, amusingly.Read More

Zillow: Prices Down 0.1%! NOT. A. CRASH.

Good Gravy! “Good gravy” is what my South Dakota grandma used to say whenever she saw or heard something absurd – and she would be screaming that now if she […]Read More

Why Homes Have to “Season” After Close Before Appraising Them for More

“I knew a guy who sold his house for $100,000 under the market value because he felt like it…” said nobody. Ever. My point is that no seller is ever […]Read More

Is The Housing Affordability Crisis A Myth?

We constantly hear horror stories about the housing affordability crisis, and how it will push too many buyers out of the market and foster a correction of sorts. CNBC’s Diana […]Read More

Your Home Just Appreciated 25% – Now What?

Home values in the U.S. increased an average of almost 12% over the last 12 months, according to Zillow. But, in some markets – like Austin, TX – we saw […]Read More