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Parking in front of someones house

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by eyemeasure, Apr 26, 2012.

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  1. eyemeasure

    eyemeasure Junior Member

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    Feb 12, 2002
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    I guess that it is true that homeowners think that they own the spot in front of their house.

    My car is on the left. Do you think he could of parked any closer?
     

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  2. NORTON

    NORTON Senior Member

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    Oct 10, 2007
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    Sounds like a new category for Joan to track....Appraisers who park in front of houses they are about to value, mmm....the nerve of those darn intrusive Appraisers!
     
  3. Lobo Fan

    Lobo Fan Elite Member

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    Nov 28, 2004
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    I had a borrower complain because the first few feet of my car was visible in the front shot. I had just come back from a morning in the country running up and down some very sloppy muddy roads and my car was pretty muddy. She said that having that picture somehow lowered the value of the appraisal.
     
  4. residentialguy

    residentialguy Elite Member

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    Mar 24, 2009
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    If it was that cheap piece of junk in your avatar, I'd have to agree with her. :new_all_coholic:
     
  5. Michigan CG

    Michigan CG Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Nov 1, 2006
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    Appraiser Rules:

    1. Always take exterior photos first.
    2. Always have extra batteries for the camera.
    3. Always have a photo with the car in it, it proves you were actually there.
     
  6. Lobo Fan

    Lobo Fan Elite Member

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    Nov 28, 2004
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    Actually it is a fairly nice Honda CRV AWD. It was just really dirty.
     
  7. eyemeasure

    eyemeasure Junior Member

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    Feb 12, 2002
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    I always get my car in the subject photo. I am waiting for the day when a homeowner tells the bank that I was not at the house. Come on, make my day homeowners!
     
  8. Smokey Bear

    Smokey Bear Elite Member

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    Dec 8, 2004
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    You bunch of dopes! I pic of your car in FRONT of the house doesn't prove you were IN the house. You need a pic of your car IN the house, or at least in the garage. ;)
     
  9. Mr Rex

    Mr Rex Elite Member

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    Jan 12, 2004
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    I typically take a photo of me hugging up on the homeowner with my cellphone like I was posting a drunken photo on Facebook. Red solo cup, I fill you up:new_all_coholic:
     
  10. LACKLAND27

    LACKLAND27 Senior Member

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    Mar 6, 2008
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    As I took the photo of the front of the semi-detached subject, I made sure to crop out the people sitting on their porch of the house next door. As I was getting into my car parked in front the house next door, the old lady who just saw me exit the adjacent home starts screaming at me for taking her picture.

    Even as I explain that she is not in the photo, that I am appraising the house next door, she says she is calling the cops, going to confiscate my camera, have her son teach me a lesson. I just ignored her got in my car and drove away. You just have to love the old crazy ladies.
     
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