Top Tips for Home Renovations

Kerry Dunn - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What kind of home renovation projects result in the best ROI?  Take note Denver home owners—here are projects that end up being the best investments.  Continue reading

4 Reasons to Use an Appraiser

Kerry Dunn - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

As a realtor, you may not think about seeking out an appraiser to collaborate with directly.  There are, however, several critical marketing/selling situations where an appraiser’s services are ideal.  Continue reading

Appraisal Glossary

Kerry Dunn - Thursday, July 24, 2014

Appraisal terms are a bit confusing to those who don’t work in real estate. This list defines some key terms to help you demystify the appraisal process and better communicate with your appraiser. Adjustment: Adjustments to the Sales Price of each comparable property to bring them into equivalency with the subject property, accounting for differences in acreage, amenities, location, living area, quality of construction, etc. The professional expertise of an appraiser is very important to determine adjustments.  Continue reading

Green Homes

Kerry Dunn - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

In the past few years, “going green” emerged as a huge trend in many industries. The drive to be energy efficient is certainly prevalent in home construction. In 2013, green homes comprised about 23 percent of the overall residential construction market. Green homes are expected to grow to between 26 percent and 33 percent of the market by 2016. Efficient homes are growing in popularity for good reason: they offer homeowners a variety of benefits, including reduced energy costs, in addition to their obvious positive impact on the environment. Lenders who issue loans on high-efficiency properties often see great returns.   Continue reading

How the latest tax laws affect you

Kerry Dunn - Saturday, May 24, 2014

Have you heard about the Johnson and Crapo “Taxpayer Protection Act?” Trust me; as a taxpayer, you’ll want to know about it.  Continue reading

Getting to Know Dunn Appraisals

Kerry Dunn - Saturday, May 24, 2014

I want to reach out and say hello…and Happy Spring! As you may know, spring and summer tend to be the busiest seasons for the residential real estate market. As the Colorado weather and real estate market start heating up, we want to inform you know about our work here at Dunn Appraisals.  Continue reading