Angie’s List Super Service Award: Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

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G&J Manfra Real Estate Appraisals, Inc. Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service  G&J Manfra Real Estate Appraisals, Inc. has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer...
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How to Prepare your Home for Appraisal

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Upon deciding to sell your home, setting up an appraisal is one of the first few things you would do as it can help you determine the monetary value of your home. However, before you complete the appraisal, there are a few things you should do first! Check on all of your safety items. This includes, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Be sure all are in working order, and have fr...
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Is Massachusetts Is Entering a Seller’s Market

When it comes to selling or buying a home, many realtors and appraiser will tell you the biggest factors in a listing price are location, appliances, and number of room to bathroom ratio. While these are important factors, one of the uncontrollable variables is the condition of the local housing market. Recently reported by NECN, Massachusetts housing marketing has risen to one of the highest i...
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What You Should Know About Commercial Real Estate Appraisals

For small business owners, there's a lot of information to digest when it comes to commercial real estate appraisals. Though the appraisal process for commercial properties is the same as it is for residential; there are stark differences that you should be aware of. Here is a list of 5 things that you should keep in mind when inquiring about commercial real estate appraisals with a contrast to re...
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The Three Methods of Appraising Commercial Property Value

  There are three traditional approaches typically available to develop indications of real property value: the cost, sales comparison, and income capitalization approaches. Cost Approach The cost approach is a summation approach. The approach develops separate values of the vacant site, site improvements, and the improvements. The value of the improvements developed by arriving at an op...
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The Accuracy of Zillow’s Zestimate

Within the past decade, the real estate market has seen a significant change in how homebuyers begin their search for a house. Real estate marketplace websites such as Zillow and Redfin have had an impact on the housing market. Now, homebuyers are more empowered to use these websites to extract information that they’ve deemed necessary to make an informed purchased on a property. It is estimated t...
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4 Reasons for a Home Appraisal

To determine the monetary value of a property, a homeowner would look for a home appraisal. A home appraisal can determine the fair market value of the property or what the house should sell for on the open market. Appraisals can also be used to determine the property tax that the homeowner would have to pay annually. For the purpose of buying or refinancing a property, most lenders will require t...
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Should Home Sellers Invest in a Pre-listing Appraisal?

There are some owners who choose to order a home appraisal prior to listing their house on the market to determine the best listing price. There is some speculation on whether or not this strategy would work. The fact is that depending on how the homeowner chooses to sell the house, the results of a pre-listing appraisal may differ. Sale by the owner: If the homeowner chooses not to utilize a re...
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6 Facts Divorce People Need to Know About Real Estate Appraisal

6 Facts Divorce People Need to Know About Real Estate Appraisal
Going through a divorce is already a difficult process for all parties that are involved. One of the most difficult decisions that arise from most divorce situations is the question of “whose going to keep the house?” The key to negotiating a divorce property settlement depends on a fair, unbiased assessment of the value of the property. For an accurate assessment of a property, the expertise of a...
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U.S. Real Estate to Attract More Foreigners This Year

U.S. Real Estate to Attract More Foreigners This Year
According to a survey by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, polling 200 members, 64% of those who respond said that they are intending to make major U.S. real estate investments this year. While 31% of the responders expect to maintain their holding or reinvest sales proceeds into other United States assets Jim Fetgatter, chief executive of Association of Foreign Investors in ...
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