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Real Estate Appraiser - is Richard Ferris. I am a Florida state certified real estate appraiser serving clients in Lake county, Orange county, Osceola county, Polk county, Seminole county, and parts of Volusia county. My blog concerns local market activities, general thoughts on my real estate world, and technology tips to be more productive as a paperless office.



It seems like all you hear about from local TV stations is the crashing housing markets here in Central Florida.  If all you hear from are news sources - you would likely think that the whole region is still in the dumps! However, talk to some of the folks on the ground here, and you may be find...
  I recently applied for a line of credit from my local bank.  I know...what am I stupid?!  Who wants to give a line of credit to a self employed individual?   I mean - I have 14 years of proven business income, and I put 20% down on my home when I bought it 3 years ago - so there is still SOME ...
     Many homeowners are! Many homeowners are receiving tax bills that don't seem to be in line with the real value of their homes.  With many real estate markets changing rapidly, it pays to find out for sure.   This is particularly true for buyers from 2005-2006 - commonly referred to as the "...

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