Solar Panels

What to know about purchases involving solar panels

This article on solar panels first appeared on www.utahrealtors.com. Homes with solar panels are becoming increasingly common in some markets in Utah. The increase in solar companies, government subsidies, and financing options over the past…
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USA Today notes St. George as fastest growing Metro area

A recent article by USA Today finds St. George, UT as the fastest growing metro area in the U.S. according to the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the Census Bureau the population of Washington County increased 4% from 2016 to 2017. St. George…

Cost of Commute: Cedar City to St. George

The "Commute: Cedar City to St. George" question comes up a lot during conversations with newly married couples and people looking for entry-level housing. The current lack of entry-level housing in Washington County leaves many families scrambling…
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Southern Utah Prepares for St. George Parade of Homes 2018

We're once again approaching the St. George Parade of Homes a.k.a the grand tour of all the newest and best homes recently built. It allows builders and home owners a chance to show off their creations to the general public, while helping to…
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Economic Update Southern Utah Pre-Q1 2018

Accurity Valuation - Morley and McConkie has released their Economic Update Southern Utah Pre-Q1 2018. This issue covers a quick economic overview of Southern Utah, Nevada, and a Market Conditions Report for home owners. In Utah as a whole,…
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Appraisal Standards Board issues new Q&As for January 2018

The Appraisal Standards Board has issued three new USPAP Q&A for January 2018. Looking at these questions in the context of recent new articles about 'drive-by appraisals' it is clear that the Board is addressing questions on this subject. Question…

Video - Appraisal Home Inspection

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How does an appraiser reach an “opinion of market value?”

An opinion of market value is an estimate of how much a property is worth in any given market. An opinion of value is reached by using one of three standard approaches: The Cost Approach estimates what it would cost to replace or reproduce…
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Can “market value” be different than the contract price or cost of a property?

The short answer is, "Yes!", it is possible for market value to differ from the actual cost of a property or from the contract price. If a buyer is super motivated to purchase a property and is willing to pay at, or above asking price this will…