Stop Spending Money On That House!
What is "Stop Spending Money On That House!" all about?
I have been in the residential, real estate appraiser business for about 15 years and have been inside roughly 3,500 plus homes in four states. Homeowners figure out that they have spent too much money on additions, renovations, updates, exterior amenities and many other features after my appraisal is complete. I truly want this report to be a resource to people before they regret spending money. This is my way of being your appraiser source.
Who Should Read This?
In this report, you'll find information that is beneficial for all homeowners in general. These are things every person should know if they will ever own, buy, or sell a home, even if that is a town home, a cabin in the woods, a modular, or a mid-rise condo.
What is the benefit of this report?
If you don't need an appraisal, and there are very sound reasons for not getting one, then you will at least save the appraisal cost. That's typically $350 - $550. You might be about to get an appraisal and this information will either stop you or help you get the best result.
Additionally you can actually save multiple thousands of dollars if you are about to; build a shed, add a garage, finish the basement, add a new roof so you can sell the house, renovate the kitchen, gut and replace the bathroom, etc. There are principles included that will guide in making the right decisions. I've included several real life examples to illustrations these concepts.
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Interview with the Author:
Q: Why did you write this book?
A: I have been appraising homes for 15 years and I seldom get to tell anyone the things they need to know about spending money on their home. Usually, I appraise homes for lenders and I have to be careful what I say because I am working for them not the homeowner.
Q: Why are the top questions homeowners ask?
A: How much does a house appraisal cost? How long does a home appraisal take? Do I have any recourse for a bad appraisal? What is a house appraiser looking for? I am renovating: How can I make my house appraise at a high value? Saving is important. How can I remodel and get the most money back? If the appraisal comes back in low can we renegotiate the purchase agreement? How long after the appraisal can we expect to close? We financed a house and it appraised for much less. What can we do? Are house appraisals higher or lower than the market value? What if the house appraisal sqft is less than the listing amount? What are our options if the appraisal is lower than the house I made an offer on? What is the house appraisal value with basement finished? The appraiser is coming to my house today. What should I fix or how clean should it be?
Q: What are your qualifications?
A: I have appraised roughly 6,000 houses, in four states, over the past 15 years and I currently own my own appraisal company as an FHA, State Certified appraiser. I have helped people with these situations; buying a house, selling a house, investing, refinancing, renovations, remodeling, adding on and just fixing it up.
Q: What is your intention for this book?
A: I want this to be financial guide for homeowners and those that want to buy a home, so that they save their hard earned money instead of losing it. People are concerned about being rich and making money but generally do not understand how much money they can lose by over improving their house.
Q: What are the main things you cover in the book?
A: I talk about how to fix a bad appraisal, how to get an appraisal for free (mostly), understanding what is a reasonable amount to spend when renovating or remodeling, what do to when the appraise comes for the inspection, what to know about buying and selling a house, what I have learned from investors and those that want to own rental houses, and especially what has actually happened in the field while I was appraising homes.
I call these Case Studies and I tell the stories of real events so you can avoid the mistakes of others. I wish the best for you in your real estate appraisal journey.
The Give Away Book: Little Kid Package ~ Big Kid Message A Contagious Reminder About Giving
Do you need a trust fund or star power to be a giver? Actually everyone can give and we can do it all of the time. This simple hardback book reminds of the of the power of giving. This book will be able to be purchased from Amazon soon. The Add To Cart will direct you to purchase the eBook. This book is designed to be enjoyed and then given away, and it is not as easy to give away an eBook. I encourage you to buy the physical book.
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Little Kid Package - Big Kid Message ; A Contagious Reminder About Giving
I've called this a little kid package with a big kid message so that readers understand that this is a book for adults as well as kids, even though it looks like a children's book. We all need to be reminded about the wonderful simplicity of giving.
What is this book about?
Giving changes everything. It moves us from the needy to the blessed. Being a giver shifts us from big kids with a list of wants, to grateful hearts recognizing the good things we already have!
We want you to read the book, enjoy it and then...give it away! That's really all there is to it. It's a book to remind us about the value of giving, to show us that we all have something to give and for the express purpose of passing it on from one person to the next.
Praise for The Give Away Book:
Scott - Thanks so much for writing and for sending your precious little book about Giving! I read it five times and I have already Given it away per your instructions!!! I think you should write more and make this a whole series!
In his brilliant little book, The Give Away Book, he reminds us that giving produces endorphins in humans that nothing else can or does in quite the same way.
More than anything else, it is what makes us human. Find this book, read it, give to someone, and then give the book away. You will be glad you did."
President and Founder
The Giving Back Fund
"The Give Away Book is a light, fun way to impart values of generosity to kids big and small. I asked my 3 yr old if she liked it and she said, "Yes. We should give it to Aunt M" (her favorite aunt.) Mission accomplished!"
Editor in Chief
CEO of GuideStar - A Nonprofit Information Service
Bob Burg, coauthor of The Go-Giver
Dan T. Cathy, Chairman & CEO, Chick-fil-A