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Home Value Stories

39 EpisodesProduced by Jamie OwenWebsite

Do you have questions about real estate? Have you ever wondered about how real estate appraisals work? I am a Residential Real Estate Appraiser. I have been appraising homes since 1998. My goal In this podcast is to help you to see real estate and valuations in a new light, and to understand a littl… read more

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February 22nd, 2024


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Appraisal Tools I Value

April 3rd, 2023


In this episode, I share some of the tools I use in the valuation services that I provide, that help me be more productive and professional. 

How Appraisers Value Non-Buildable Land

November 23rd, 2022


Do you have a little piece of land that you'd like to sell to your neighbor? How much is it worth? The answer to that question may not be as easy as you think. In this episode, I explain why and how appraisers value …

A Mortgage Company Goes Rosie Robot

November 10th, 2022


Have you heard of a mortgage company that uses Artificial Intelligence? How it is being used and how might it benefit potential borrowers? How might it help with fair housing? I sat down with Pavan Agarwal, CEO of Sun …

Is an AVM an Appraisal?

October 23rd, 2022


In this Quick Cast episode, I answer the question, is an AVM an Appraisal? 

Don't Be a Mouse Jiggler

October 9th, 2022


Have you ever heard of a mouse jiggler? Have you ever used one? What does a mouse jiggler have to do with real property appraising or any profession for that matter? One thing is for sure, being a mouse jiggler can hurt …

Be Efficient and Raise Your Property Value

May 28th, 2022


Are you a building owner? Do you manage a condo association, coop, or HOA? Have you thought of raising your property value by making your building more efficient? Are you a homeowner or tenant looking to save a little …

Why Can't the Appraiser Give Me a Straight Answer?

January 2nd, 2022


Have you ever asked an appraiser how much value an additional bathroom or garage space will add to their home? Or how much will remodeling a kitchen increase their home's value? Did you feel like the appraiser didn't …

Why The Appraiser's Market Analysis Should Matter To You

November 15th, 2021


Have you had your home appraised? If so, what does the report indicate about the market trends in the neighborhood of the home being appraised? Why is this so important? I talk about this topic in this episode. I also …

Housing Bubble-icious

October 9th, 2021


In this hot real estate market, where home prices are increasing at eye-popping rates, do you feel like we are in a housing bubble? How can we tell? In this episode, I sit down with appraiser Jonathan Miller of Miller …

Making Cash Flow In Your Sleep! With Guest Willie Mandrell

May 31st, 2021


Are you thinking about investing in real estate to create cash flow? What's the best approach? When is the best time to start? What is the ideal property to purchase? 

I sat down with Willie Mandrell, author of the book

How Home Staging Can Help Sell Your Home

April 26th, 2021


Are you thinking about selling your home? Have you considered staging it? What is staging, and how can it help you sell your home more quickly, and for potentially more money? 

In this episode, I discuss how home …

Why Price Is Not Always Value

March 27th, 2021


In this hot real estate market, home prices are being bid up to levels that defy logic. That begs the question, what does market value really mean? Is it simply the price someone is willing to pay for a home, or is more …

Which Comes First...?

February 28th, 2021


At the end of many appraisal observations, aka inspections, a well intentioned homeowner or Realtor will ask me what I think about what the market value of the home is going to be.

In this episode, I discuss at what …

How Does Probate Work?

November 22nd, 2020


Are you going through probate, or do you anticipate doing so in the future? How can you make the processes go as smoothly as possible? Can you bypass probate if you have a will? In this episode, I visit with Attorney …

Winning The Bid

October 24th, 2020


Are you in the process of buying a home? Chances are good that you are going to be competing with other buyers. How can you win the bid? In this …

Pricing Your Home Per Square Foot? Let Me Help You!

September 20th, 2020


Are you trying to price your home to sell? Are you basing your value solely on the size of your home? In this episode, I offer you some tips that may …

Housing & the Henry System - Searching For Comps

August 30th, 2020


Are you trying to locate homes that are comparable to yours? In this episode, I talk about things that appraisers look at when determining whether a …

A Little on Split-Levels

August 1st, 2020


Are you trying to price your split-level home to sell? Did you know that gross living discrepancies are one of the biggest reasons homeowners and real estate agents end up with value issues? How can you avoid value …

Space Real Estate Appraisal Terms

May 31st, 2020


With the launching of the two NASA astronauts into space yesterday, I though it would be fitting to also escape the current atmosphere on earth, and …

Talking With The Appraiser & Ways They Can Help You

May 18th, 2020


Have you ever wondered what you can talk with the real estate appraiser about, and what you cannot talk about? I discuss it in this episode. I also share five ways appraisers can protect homeowners and real estate …

Home Infestations

May 3rd, 2020


Have you ever had an infestation of some kind in your home? Some types of infestation can do a lot of damage to a home, which leads to a loss in value. In this episode, I talk about a number of relatively common home …

Now Is Not the Time To Rely On an AVM

April 12th, 2020


Have you ever used an AVM, like Zillow's Zestimate, to determine the market value of your home? Are AVM's really reliable? I talk about it in this episode. I also provide six examples of homes I have appraised in …

Coronavirus and Appraisal Inspections

March 22nd, 2020


The world, as we know it, is changing rapidly. This is also true with the appraisal profession. How can the homeowner and the appraiser remain relatively safe and still perform an appraisal inspection that can be most …

Is Your Home Interior FHA Compliant?

March 8th, 2020


In this episode, we take a little tour of the interior of a home. Come with me as we perform an FHA appraisal on the interior. See what appraisers look for in an FHA Inspection.

Is Your Home Exterior FHA Compliant?

February 21st, 2020


Are you getting ready to sell your home? Do you anticipate that one of the potential buyers may be using FHA financing? Are you getting ready to refinance your home using FHA financing? Either way, you'll want to make …

How Zinc Covers You

February 6th, 2020


In this episode, I sit down with Seth Zaremba, owner of Zinc. Zinc is a company that offers insurance for homeowners, renters and business owners. We talk about insurance coverage and things to think about when it comes …

You Can Sell Your Home For Any Price

January 26th, 2020


There is no question that anyone can sell their home for any price. However, how probable is it that the homeowner will get what they are asking for? That's what appraiser's have to determine. I talk about it in this …

Are iBuyers Real Estate Pawn Shops?

January 11th, 2020


Are you considering selling your home to an iBuyer? How do they work? What should you keep in mind before selling to an iBuyer? And what does the …

10 Ways Home Ownership Is Like Marriage

December 13th, 2019


Marriage and home ownership often go hand in hand. There are many similarities between the two. In this episode, I sit down with my lovely wife, Heather, and we chat about love, life and home ownership. We hope you …

What's The Shelf Life of A Real Estate Appraisal?

November 29th, 2019


Have you ever wondered how long a real estate appraisal is good for? I'm often asked this question. I answer it in this episode. I hope you enjoy!

How Real Estate Appraisal Adjustments Work

November 16th, 2019


Have you ever wondered why adjustments are made on some real estate appraisals? What do they indicate? How do real estate appraisers figure out the amount to adjust, for different home features? I answer these questions …

If the Appraised Value Is Lower Than You Anticipated

November 3rd, 2019


Have you ever had your home appraised? Was the appraiser's opinion of value lower than you anticipated. What if you have solid evidence that supports …

Minting Pennies & Making Home Improvements, Does It Make Cents?

October 19th, 2019


One of the first things an appraiser is taught in class is that the cost of something does not equal its value. We see a classic example of this with the penny. In this episode, I discuss how this principle relates to …

The Rubik's Cube & Appraising

October 18th, 2019


You've probably never thought of the Rubik's Cube and real estate appraisals being similar. While they are not related, there are some fun similarities between the two. I discuss eight in this episode, just for fun! I …

Home & Appraisal Inspections

October 16th, 2019


Have you ever wondered what the differences are between a home inspection and an appraisal inspection? What can you expect? I talk about it in this episode. I also interview a home inspector. Enjoy!

Housing & Carnivals

October 16th, 2019


If you've ever been to a carnival, you know that emotion can lead to dropping a lot of cash on games and rides. The same type of emotional response can be seen in housing. In this episode, I talk about it. I hope you …

Changes To The Appraisal Profession

October 16th, 2019


In this episode, I discuss some of the changes taking place in the real estate appraisal profession, and how I have adapted. I will also discuss some interesting parallels between the appraisal profession and the Double …

Welcome To Home Value Stories w/ Jamie Owen

October 16th, 2019


Welcome to my new podcast! In this first episode, I give you some information about the goal of this podcast and what you can look forward to in future episodes. Thanks so much for listening in!

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