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Some Reviewer Pet Peeves

Discussion in 'Appraisal Review' started by sputnam, Apr 25, 2012.

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  1. sputnam

    sputnam Senior Member

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    Apr 24, 2012
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    North Carolina
    Vanguard - I appreciate your concern and effort to keep me out of trouble, but I suggest that you read 82C.02 Subd 8 of the MN statutes
     
  2. Vermonter

    Vermonter Senior Member

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    Mar 21, 2007
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Vermont
    1 & 3 are legit.
    You'd have a tough time with accurate site dimensions in most of the area I work. Surveys are few and far between and parcel maps are just useless.

    Biggest peeve here is the use of "R1" under specific zoning. It's the goto when an appraiser doesn't actually research anything. Occasionally that's actually the correct classification, but 99.9% of the time when I see "R1" under zoning, it's the first of many issues in the report.
     
  3. Dale Smalley

    Dale Smalley Senior Member

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    Jan 15, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Florida
    What is your fee and turn time?
     
  4. Denis DeSaix

    Denis DeSaix Elite Member

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    May 16, 2005
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    California
    Redfish- :new_smile-l:

    You are my "personal best" now. I haven't been called an idiot, shameful, and a moron all in one post before (or, at least if I have, I haven't read it). And, thanks for explaining that GFY means "gofckyrurself"; I thought it might mean "Good for You"! :laugh:

    Interestingly, I thought my posts more than not point out that reviewers (of all employment: AMC, independent, etc.) have valid points? Maybe you don't think that is the case. Or, maybe you infer that I have an issue with "AMC reviewers"? Not the case, and I'm sorry if that one hit close to home for you.

    I'm glad to hear that the OP emphasized that these are not "failings" on his review assignments.... rather they are what he said; personal pet peeves.
    Sounds like they may be yours as well? If that is your significant concern regarding the state of our industry, you are lucky. :new_smile-l:

    I rather suspect (or hope) you have issues more significant than not reviewing a deed for a legal description ("see preliminary title report" must not work for you) or not putting in the lot dimensions on a form report when the lot is irregularly shaped. For what it is worth, rarely are metes & bounds used in the urban and suburban areas in the California markets, and the legal description of most properties in San Francisco are Block and Lot (and, many plat maps have a description of the tract/lot# in them if one knows how to read them).

    I certainly hope the rest of your day goes better. Or, again, if the worst thing you face in your day is a report that doesn't have the lot dimensions typed in the form, consider yourself lucky! :laugh:
     
  5. Tony V

    Tony V Elite Member

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    Mar 29, 2005
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    New York
    Hmmmmm........Wait till K Mc sees that..:rof:
     
  6. Denis DeSaix

    Denis DeSaix Elite Member

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    May 16, 2005
    Professional Status:
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    State:
    California
    Idiot and Moron have been used up, but I'm sure Kevin will come up with something original! :icon_wink:
    :laugh:
     
  7. vanguard

    vanguard Member

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    Oct 18, 2004
    Professional Status:
    Retired Appraiser
    State:
    Minnesota
    The big question is are you geographically competent enough to do reviews in any other state but your own?
     
  8. fritzvogel

    fritzvogel Senior Member

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    Dec 16, 2004
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    New York
    I feel like I'm back in the sandbox at 4 years old reading this s&lt. Next thread please....
     
  9. Carol Ames

    Carol Ames Sophomore Member

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    Feb 7, 2006
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    New Mexico
    Ok once again I must confess ignorance. You state the lot block etc is not a valid legal description. I take my legal description from the tax rolls. In the city they state lot number, block number, subdivision name, unit number. Why is this incorrect? It is a correct description which enables the property to be identified.
     
  10. TC

    TC Elite Member

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    Jan 31, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Pennsylvania
    I always put in block and lot, lot number for the plan, and deed book volume and page. What am I missing when describing the property? Sure feel stupid if I've been wrong for 35 years.
     
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